"Farmer" Phil Mader (pictured) is in the house at the Horseshoe in the Main Event. From Grand Island, Nebraska, Mader has more than $645,000 in live tournament winnings.
Mader has numerous deep runs on several tours including the WSOP Circuit. He also finished runner-up in the RGPS Main Event here in Council Bluffs in February 2017 for $21,918.
The Farmer will be looking to best that this week.