$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl

Event Info

Buy-in $300,000
Prize Pool $15,000,000
Players 49

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000

Hellmuth Moves In

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

On the {A-Spades}{K-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop, Bryn Kenney checked to Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth bet 175,000, and Kenney called.

The turn was the {5-Hearts}, and both players checked to see the {10-Diamonds} land on the river. Kenney bet 195,000, and Hellmuth raised all in for what looked to be between 600,000 and 700,000. Kenney snap-folded, and Hellmuth won the pot.

Tags: Bryn KenneyPhil Hellmuth

Kempe Takes from Holz

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

From early position, Fedor Holz raised to 115,000. His only customer was Rainer Kempe from the big blind, coming along with a call to see the flop come down {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {6-Spades}, and Kempe led with a bet of 150,000. Holz called.

The river was the {2-Clubs}, and Kempe fired 375,000. Holz quickly folded, and Kempe won the pot to move to almost 6 million in chips.

Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 5,900,000 355,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
de 1,710,000 -480,000

Tags: Fedor HolzRainer Kempe

Berkey Falls Under One Million

MartyDerby • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Matt Berkey bet 150,000 into a pot of 270,000, heads up with Dan Shak on a {k-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop.

On the button, Shak clicked it back to 300,000 and Berkey quickly folded.

As a result, Shak is closing in on the two-million mark and Berkey has fallen below one million for the first time since Monday.

Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 1,865,000 215,000
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 925,000 -280,000

Tags: Dan ShakMatt Berkey

Seidel Takes One with River Bet

MartyDerby • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

On the {Q-Spades}{J-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts} board, Fedor Holz, who entered the day second in chips behind Rainer Kempe, checked to Erik Seidel, one of the elder statesmen at the final table. Seidel fired a bet of 325,000, and Holz gave it up.

Tags: Erik SeidelFedor Holz


Star Power, Millions, and Prestige All On the Line

Rainer Kempe
Rainer Kempe

Welcome to the final table of the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl.

A field of 49 players has been trimmed down to just seven, headlined by big names Erik Seidel and Phil Hellmuth. But it won't be either of those two leading the pack, as German Rainer Kempe leads with over a third of the chips in play.

Kempe's stack of 5.545 million is over 3.3 million more than Fedor Holz's second-place stack.

Kempe experienced a truly breakout year in 2015, winning over $1.5 million in the live felt. He began 2015 with a runner-up finish in the Aussie Millions Accumulator event for $76,135 and then went on to land scores of $364,716, $177,724, $147,599, and $591,722. That last score was the biggest of his live career prior to reaching the money in the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl, and Kempe earned that when he won the European Poker Tour Prague €25,500 High Roller.

Previously this year, Kempe took second place in the ARIA $25,000 High Roller on March 4, winning $321,790.

Going back to Seidel and Hellmuth, those two need little introduction. Entering this event, the duo had just shy of $46 million in live tournament earnings between them. They also represent 22 World Series of Poker gold bracelets and countless other tournament victories. One thing they're short on are chips in this event, though. Seidel will enter the final table as the second shortest stack at 1.12 million, and Hellmuth will enter dead last with 905,000.

If all of those names and storylines don't get you excited for the conclusion of this one, throw in Bryn Kenney, Dan Shak, and Matt Berkey, plus lay a $5 million first-place prize on the line. The star power is there, the millions of dollars are there, and the prestige is there. Now we just need the cards to be in the air.

Action for the final table will kick off at 3 p.m. local time in Las Vegas, and you can follow coverage right here on PokerNews.com, which will operate on a one-hour delay with respect to the live broadcast of the event. Stay tuned to find out who will walk away with the title of 2016 Super High Roller Bowl champion.

Tags: Bryn KenneyDan ShakErik SeidelFedor HolzMatt BerkeyPhil HellmuthRainer Kempe

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