Bonomo Leads $270k Super High Roller Bowl China, Holdz Fires 7 Bullets
The inaugural Super High Roller Bowl China, a spinoff series of PokerCentral's popular Super High Roller run by Macau Billionaire Poker in Macau, attracted a field of 75 entries. Each one of them paid a fee of HK$2,100,000 ($267,637) to enter, easily surpassing the HK$100 million guaranteed with HK$145,490,000 ($18,542,255) up for grabs.
Holz was in for HK$14.7 million, the equivalent of $1,873,000!
Fedor Holz would've needed to finish third or better to make a profit as he entered a total of seven times; buying back in six times after he busted. That meant he was in for HK$14.7 million, the equivalent of $1,873,000 at the current exchange rate, making it the most expensive tournament in the history of the game for him. Holz failed to even get close to the money though, making it a tough losing day for the young German superstar.
Another player to enter, making it the first time in quite some time, was Phil Ivey. Ivey, whose last recorded tournament cash comes from January 2016 when he finished 5th in the $200,000 Triton Super High Roller Series in Manilla, was seated right next to his longtime fellow poker pro Patrik Antonius and Isaac Haxton.
While Ivey failed to make it into the money, his two neighbors did. Haxton eventually finished in 8th place for $927,205 while Antonius reached the final table in second position.
Spanish poker pro Sergio Aido was the unfortunate bubble of the event when he ran queens into kings and ace-king. Dan Smith (11th for $556.331), Dan Cates (10th for $741.764), and Jason Koon (9th for $741.764) were the ones besides Haxton to cash but not make it till the final table of the three-day event.
Super High Roller Bowl China Final Table
|1||David Peters||United States||10,950,000|
|3||Justin Bonomo||United States||54,900,000|
|6||Bryn Kenney||United States||7,150,000|
|7||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||8,850,000|
When play resumed, the blinds were 150,000 and 300,000.
Payout Super High Roller Bowl China
|Position||Player||Country||Prize in US$*|
|8||Isaac Haxton||United States||$927,205|
|9||Jason Koon||United States||$741,764|
|10||Dan Cates||United States||$741,764|
|11||Dan Smith||United States||$556,331|
A live stream with commentary in Mandarin, is available via Douyu.com. Be aware that Adobe Flash needs to be installed on your computer to watch the action.
Lead image courtesy of MBP.com
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