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Event #28 $350,000 Guarantee - High Roller

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 7,500
Event #28 $350,000 Guarantee - High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Jonathan "chut_up" Van Fleet Wins Event #28 $350,000 Guarantee - High Roller For $87,290

shp2000 • Level 29: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante
Jon Van Fleet
Jon Van Fleet

After more than 10 hours of play, Canada's Jonathan "chut_up" Van Fleet won the $2,100 Event #28: $350,000 Super XL - High Roller For $87,290. The event attracted no less than 203 players for a total prize pool of $406,000.

Some of the best tournament players in the poker world registered to the event, and well-known pros like Ole "olekonjole" Schemion, Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro and Christopher "NigDawg" Brammer had a go at the most expensive tournament of the Super XL series, but all without the necessary luck to make a deep run.

The eventual final table was, however, by no means lacking household names. The number one ranked online tournament player in the world, Niklas "tutten7" Astedt, were long in contention for the title, but would eventually succumb to an 8th place finish outlasting only Britain's "LAP1215" on the final table.

Costa Rican player "JAB888" was next to bust before the former EPT winner Frederik "Poelsetyv" Jensen followed suit in 6th place good for a $20,300 finish.

Shortly after Marton "WorldIsOurs" Czuczor fell to the ace-jack of Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez before Romanian "glezna23" were sent to the rail in a coin flip against Jonathan "chut_up" Van Fleet.

Even though Gonzalez knocked out Bernardo "bsdias" Dias in third place, Van Fleet still held the chiplead as the players started heads up play. In the very first hand, Gonzalez managed to level the playing field by doubling up with ace-seven against the pair of treys of Van Fleet, but chut_up took back the lead immediately and never looked back.

In the final hand the king-seven of Van Fleet held up against the queen-jack of his opponent, and king high was enough to secure the victory and the $87,290 on top.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jonathan "chut_up" Van Fleet$87,290
2Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez$62,930
3Bernardo "bsdias" Dias$47,705
4"glezna23"$35,525
5Marton "WorldIsOurs" Czuczor$24,360
6Frederik "Poelsetyv" Jensen$20,300
7"JBA888"$16,240
8Niklas "tutten7" Astedt$12,180
9"LAP1215"$8,120

Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez Eliminated in 2nd Place ($62,930)

shp2000 • Level 29: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante

Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez limped the button and called the all-in shove from Jonathan "chut_up" Van Fleet. The {K-Hearts}{7-Clubs} of Van Fleet was ahead of Gonzalez' {J-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}, and even though the Uruguayan player picked up additional outs on the {10-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop, the turn {3-Clubs} and the river {2-Diamonds} didn't change that, and Gonzalez was eliminated in 2nd place.

chut_up ca 4,060,000 2,049,012
DrMiKee uy Busted
Level:
29
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
7,500

Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez Draws First Blood

shp2000 • Level 27: 17,500-35,000, 4,375 ante

The playing field has been leveled after Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez doubled up in of the very first hands of heads up play.

Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez limped the button with {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and called the shove from Van Fleet. Van Fleet showed {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, but they did not hold up as the board ran out {10-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Clubs}.

The stacks are now virtually even.

DrMiKee uy 2,049,012 1,024,506
chut_up ca 2,010,988 -1,024,506
Level:
28
Blinds:
22,500/45,000
Ante:
5,625

Bernardo "bsdias" Dias Eliminated in 3rd Place ($47,705)

shp2000 • Level 27: 17,500-35,000, 4,375 ante

Bernardo "bsdias" Dias shoved all-in from the small blind for 446,858 and Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez wasted no time calling.

it was a classic coin flip with Dias holding {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and Gonzalez holding {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}. The board ran out {6-Hearts}{A-Spades}{K-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, and Dias did not improve and was forced to leave in 3rd place.

DrMiKee uy 1,024,506 -428,829
bsdias br Busted

"Glezna23" Eliminated in 4th Place ($35,525)

shp2000 • Level 27: 17,500-35,000, 4,375 ante

Jonathan "chut_up" Van Fleet opened the action to 70,000 from first position and Romania's "glezna23" reraised to 190,000 from the very next position. Van Fleet put his opponent all-in for 1,112,733 chips effective, and "glezna23" made the call.

Van Fleet: {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}
"glezna23": {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}

The flop didn't improve the ace-queen of "glezna23", and turn struck disaster for the Romanian player as Van Fleet made a set. The hand was over, but the river {4-Spades} completed the board for good meassure before "glezna23" was eliminated in 4th place.

chut_up ca 2,989,557 2,814,226
glezna23 Busted
Level:
27
Blinds:
17,500/35,000
Ante:
4,375