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Seiver Wins $700K On Day 2 of Super High Roller Cash Game; Kirk Bluffed Big By Robl

Scott Seiver and Matthew Kirk


  • One of the toughest cash game line-ups in recent memory took to the felt at the ARIA for Day 2 of the Super High Roller Cash game.

Day 2 of the $400/$800 with $200 ante Super High Roller Cash Game at ARIA kicked off just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and this time viewers on Twitch saw a much different line-up than Day 1. In stark contrast to the Monday cast that featured many familiar faces to TV cash game viewers, a slew of online phenoms took seats on Tuesday.

In seating order, the first seven players: David "Doc" Sands, Daniel Colman, Scott Seiver, Sam Trickett, Paul Newey, Doug Polk, and Matthew Kirk. Newey is a British businessman with high-stakes experience from the $1 Million Big One for One Drop last year. Kirk is reputed to be a high-stakes pot-limit Omaha specialist who was the only Day 1 returnee, and the rest of the players need no introduction.

Jean-Robert Bellande was also scheduled to appear, but he never showed up and Seat 1 was eventually taken by Andrew Robl, who came in with $1.5 million, by far the biggest stack. The other players all began with stacks between the $250,000 minimum and $350,000. The table had a decidedly different playing dynamic with many online-schooled players, with ramped up preflop aggression and few showdowns.

Seiver was the big winner in the game after 11 hours, building his stack up to just short of $1 million for a win of roughly $700,000. He dragged the biggest pot of the evening after cold four-betting to $24,000 from the button and then calling a five-bet to $70,000 from Colman in the cutoff seat. Seiver called a $50,000 barrel on the {9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} flop, and Colman checked the {3-Hearts} turn. Seiver bet $120,000, and the 2014 One Drop champion called. The {8-Diamonds} completed the board, and Seiver shoved after Colman checked, a bet of $343,000. Colman thought for awhile and mucked, saying he had aces.

Newey also booked a nice win, finishing up about $300,000. Newey was one of the tighter competitors, and his win came mostly courtesy of a cooler at the expense of Patrik Antonius, who replaced Sands after the dinner break. The Finnish pro was unfortunate when picked up kings when Newey held aces and couldn't so much as chop after they ran it twice.

One of the main stories coming out of Day 1 was "Aussie Matt" taking a sustained beating at the hands of the rest of the table, dropping two buy-ins of $250,000 apiece. He found more of the same on Day 2, as he dropped more than half of his buy-in right away.

After another swingy session — including winning a blind pot-limit Omaha preflop all in for his last $94,000 — Kirk was the victim of a massive bluff at the hands of Robl, who cold four-bet from the straddle and then called Kirk's five-bet to $100,000. With the board reading {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{A-Hearts} on the turn, Robl shoved over Kirk's turn bet and induced a fold despite offering Kirk huge pot odds. Robl showed the {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and a peeved Kirk — who said he was all in on any turn but an ace — dusted off the remainder of his stack in another blind preflop PLO hand.

Colman and Polk also appeared to book losses on the night, while Robl was up about $200,000 in the final hour or two before play ended and likely finished in the black.

The Super High Roller Cash Game continues on Wednesday with things scheduled to begin around 2:30 p.m. local time, and another stream will be accompanied by more live reporting right here on PokerNews.

*Images courtesy of Joe Giron and Poker Central.

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