Marius Gierse Comes From Behind to Win Event #3; Can Imsirovic Hold Off Ivey in Event #4?

Marius Gierse

Marius Gierse came from the bottom of the chip counts to defeat Danny Tang heads-up and win Event #3: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em. The third tournament of the Super High Roller Series Europe at the Merit Crystal Cove Resort and Casino in North Cyprus drew 64 entries to create a prize pool of $1,600,000, from which Gierse claimed $432,000 for the victory.

Gierse outlasted a high-profile final table, which included Jason Koon, who finished in third, and fourth-place finisher Ali Imsirovic. The German champion got to work early, finding a double through Imsirovic after an active start to the day.

It was a late double through Tang during three-handed play that made much of the difference, and Gierse went into heads-up with the chip lead. Tang couldn’t close the deficit and Gierse sealed the comeback victory to pick up his first SHRS title.

SHRS Europe Event #3: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Results

1Marius GierseGermany$432,000
2Danny TangHong Kong$320,000
3Jason KoonUnited States$208,000
4Ali ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina$160,000
5Liviu IgnatRomania$128,000
6Matthias EibingerAustria$96,000
7Daniel DvoressCanada$80,000
8Andras NemethHungary$64,000
9Sinan UnluTurkey$64,000
10Sirzat HissouGermany$48,000

Phil Ivey remains on top of the SHRS Europe standings, but Jason Koon moved a few slots up the leaderboard to fourth place on the heels of his top-three finish in Event #3. Andras Nemeth also picked up enough points to claim sole position of second place with his cashing finish. The leader at the end of the series will win the SHRS Europe championship and a $25,000 bonus.

SHRS Europe Championship Standings

1Phil IveyUnited States1,341
2Andras NemethHungary738
3Winfred YuHong Kong700
4Jason KoonUnited States700
5Elton TsangHong Kong653
6Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus633
7Tom VogelsangNetherlands616
8Laszlo BujtasHungary606
9Wai Kiat LeeMalaysia567
10Ivan LeowMalaysia537

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Imsirovic and Ivey Set to Clash in Event #4

Imsirovic jumped into the tournament after his fourth-place finish in Event #3, and he leads the final seven players in Event #4: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, which drew 32 entrants for a prize pool of $1,600,000. Not far behind is Ivey, who will look to extend his lead in the overall series with a finish in the top five.

Finlander Joni Jouhkimainen sits in second, with Dylan Weisman in fourth and Eelis Parssinen in fifth. Rounding out the unofficial final table are Iakov Onuchin and Portugal’s Tomas Ribeiro. The top five players are guaranteed at least a $112,000 min-cash.

SHRS Europe Event #4: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2 Chip Counts

RankNameCountryChip Count
1Ali ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina1,125,000
2Joni JouhkimainenFinland980,000
3Phil IveyUnited States965,000
4Dylan WeismanUnited States610,000
5Eelis ParssinenFinland460,000
6Iakov OnuchinRussia370,000
7Tomas RibeiroPortugal290,000

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Where to Watch the Final Table?

The final table action will air on Monday, April 11 with David Tuchman and Brent Hanks doing the commentary on the PokerGO YouTube channel. Play is expected to go live at 7 a.m ET and 4 a.m. PT.

*Images courtesy of Merit Poker

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