In a charity World Series of Poker match financial giants clash

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In two days of big money action Perkins removes Einhorn as the field is reduced to twenty six

There are wealthy and highly successful businessmen among the famous professional poker players in the entry field of 166 for the One Drop High Roller charity tournament with a $111,111 buy-in, event 47. Two of them fought each other in a railbird thriller this week.

The 44-year-old Bill Perkins, the Skylar Capital Management LP founder, eliminated David Einhorn, the hedge-fund manager, by playing a pair of aces, and secured the 7th spot in the list comprising of 26 players that still stood after 2 days of Rio NLHE action. The event will probably come to an end by the weekend.

All the players have their eyes on the $4.8 million main prize, part of the $17.8 million prize pool, although twenty four of those who finish will receive cash prizes of at least $173,723.

When InfoPowa was published on Friday, the 25-year-old poker professional from the town of Scotckholm, Martin Jacobson, held 2.255 million chips and the chip lead. He was followed by Connor Drinan, the poker professional, with his 3.25 million. Perkins is in possession of 2.75 million.

Other players from the finance world that are still playing are the RBF Capital LLCs president Richard Fulllerton, who has 1.7 million chips and is 14th, the Boston-based Alydar Capital LLCs general partner Lawrence Greenberg, who is at the 16th place and has nearly 1.6 million, and the Las Vegas-based SHK Asset Managements founder Dan Shak, who, with his one million, is 24th.

The poker professional Antonio Esfandiari, who won the top prize of $18.3 million last year, when a $1 million buy-in was included in the charity event, stands fifth with a little under three million chips.