Tony G Wins SHRB Europe Event #3: $25,000 Short Deck ($382,500)

Tony G Super High Roller Bowl Europe

He may be in the middle of a fast, but Tony G proved that he's as hungry for poker glory as he's ever been, with victory at the Super High Roller Bowl Europe at the Merit Royal Hotel & Casino, Cyprus.

Tony G defeated a field of 45 players to win Event #3: $25,000 Short Deck for $382,500. Runner-up Chris Brewer would have to settle for $247,500, but the American did move up to sixth in the PokerGO Tour leaderboard following this result.

This was Tony G's first live tournament win since a Triton Short Deck victory at partypoker MILLIONS Europe over two years ago.

Super High Roller Bowl Europe Event #3: $25,000 Short Deck Results

PlacePlayerCountryPayout (USD)
1Tony GLithuania$382,500
2Chris BrewerUnited States$247,500
3Robert FlinkSweden$168,750
4Santi JiangSpain$123,750
5Paul PhuaMalaysia$90,000
6Danny TangHong Kong$67,500

Final Table Recap

Event #3 Final Table

Start-of-day chip leader was Danny Tang had a final table to forget, after twice running ace-queen into ace-king before being sent to the rail by Chris Brewer in sixth.

This elevated Brewer to the chip lead, and after Tony G dispatched Paul Phua, Brewer extended his lead with the elimination of Santi Jiang in fourth. Jiang was making his second final table appearance at the SHRB Europe, after finishing sixth in Event #1.

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Robert Flink had impressed with several well-timed bluffs at the final table, but after doubling through Brewer into the chip lead, it was one of these bluffs would be his downfall as he relinquished the chip lead to Tony G.

The pace would slow three-handed, allowing Brewer to reassert himself, moving into the chip lead once more. But the swings continued, with Tony G scoring a huge double through Brewer after flopping quads.

Flink was now the short-stack, and although he did double through Tony G he was sent to the rail by Brewer to bring the tournament to heads-up.

Chris Brewer

Heads-Up Play

The tumultuous nature of this final table continued, with the chip lead switching between Tony G and Brewer. The pivotal moment came when Brewer flopped a straight, only for Tony G to make a backdoor full house. Brewer paid off his opponent's river bet, and Tony G never looked back.

Tony G closed it out at the first time of asking to secure victory, getting to his feet and holding his hands aloft in triumph.

"I am the best!" said Tony G after victory. "At least I had the most fun. The fasting worked. Now let me go back to back and win two in a row."

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Still to Come at the Super High Roller Bowl Europe

There's still plenty of live coverage to come here on PokerNews from the Super High Roller Bowl Europe. Event #4: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em kicked off earlier today, and you can catch all the updates right here on PokerNews.

We will also be bringing you live updates on all remaining events from the Merit Casino in Cyprus, including the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl Europe.

Head to the SHRB Europe Live Reporting Hub

  • "I am the best," exclaimed Tony G after securing victory over American Chris Brewer

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European Executive Editor

Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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