Live Events 2
$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl
Days:
1234

Highlights

Highlights

$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl
Day 2 Completed

Berkey Bags Big To Lead 16 Survivors After the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl's Second Day

MartyDerby • Level 14: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Matt Berkey
Matt Berkey

The 2016 Super High Roller Bowl played down from 35 to 16 players remaining at the ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas on Monday, setting up a third day on Tuesday where the survivors will vie for spots at a final table with $15 million on the line.

After a huge first day on Sunday, Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov came into play with the chip lead, but found nothing but a bad case of the Mondays. He quickly came back to the pack, and eventually busted with a pair and a flush draw versus Jason Mercier's flush, half way through the day.

But even before Kuznetsov said his goodbyes, a bevvy of players, including Pratyush Buddiga, Dominik Nitsche, Jake Schindler, Nick Petrangelo, Keith Gipson, Ben Tollerene, Stephen Chidwick, Cary Katz, Bobby Baldwin, Vitaliy Rizhkov, Daniel Colman, and Byron Kaverman, all hit the rail.

The legendary Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu also found a way out, busting before Kuznetsov when two pocket pairs let him down. First he doubled Kathy Lehne with sevens versus a weak ace, then he busted to Erik Seidel with deuces versus another weak ace.

While it worked out for Lehne and Seidel, the weak ace was not so good to 2015 Super High Roller Bowl champion Brain Rast, as he shoved the {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts} huge over a Dan Smith three-bet. Smith time-banked twice before looking him up with the {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}, holding to end Rast's title defense and skyrocket to a spot among the leaders as the day wore on.

David Peters, Tony Gregg, and Lehne soon joined Rast on the rail, and suddenly, a new leader emerged.

Several other players moved above the million chip mark, including Tom Marchese, Phil Hellmuth, Dan Shak, and Bryn Kenney, but in the day's penultimate level, Matt Berkey pushed up and over 2 million.

In a three-bet pot, Berkey made top-top out of big slick and called down a three-barrel bluff from Marchese to move into the lead. In the end, he bagged 2.816 million and will ride into the event's third day miles ahead of the other 15 players remaining.

Play will resume at 1 p.m. local time in Las Vegas with plans to play down to a final table of eight, where the top seven spots will be paid, or through seven more levels, whichever comes first.

Of course, The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand for every raise, three-bet, and showdown, so tune in Tuesday as the excitement of the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl continues.

While you wait for play to resume, check out Sarah Herring's interview with Berkey.

Tags: Ben TollereneBobby BaldwinBryn KenneyByron KavermanCary KatzDan ShakDan SmithDaniel NegreanuDavid PetersDominik NitscheErik SeidelJake SchindlerJason MercierKathy LehneKeith GipsonMatt BerkeyNick PetrangeloPratyush BuddigaStephen ChidwickTimofey KuznetsovTom MarcheseTony GreggVitaliy Rizhkov

Day 3 Seat Draw and End-of-Day Chip Counts

123md • Level 14: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Dan ShakUSA1,243,000
 2Dan PerperUSA344,000
 3Phil GaldondUSA436,000
 4   
 5Ben LambUSA415,000
 6Fedor HolzGermany751,000
 7   
     
21Bryn KenneyUSA1,097,000
 2Jason MercierUSA1.208,000
 3Tom MarcheseUSA321,000
 4   
 5Matt BerkeyUSA2,816,000
 6Rainer KempeGermany740,000
 7   
     
31Dan SmithUSA1,152,000
 2Phil HellmuthUSA936,000
 3Phil LaakUSA509,000
 4Andrew RoblUSA1,075,000
 5Erik SeidelUSA1,299,000
 6Bill PerkinsUSA367,000
 7   
     
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 2,816,000 196,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 1,299,000 484,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 1,243,000 173,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 1,208,000 -114,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,152,000 -318,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 1,097,000 12,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 1,075,000 205,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 936,000 -214,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
de 751,000 -39,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 740,000 -10,000
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 509,000 -141,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 436,000 -114,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 415,000 -30,000
Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
us 367,000 -183,000
Dan Perper US
Dan Perper
US 344,000 -86,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
us 321,000 -264,000

Mercier Doubles Through Kenney

123md • Level 14: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Bryn Kenney raised to 27,000 from the button, Jason Mercier three-bet to 78,000 from the small blind, Kenny four-bet to effectively 650,000, and Mercier called all in.

Kenney: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Mercier: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

The board came down {K-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}, giving Mercier kings and fives to double through Kenney.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 1,322,000 647,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 1,085,000 -575,000

Tags: Bryn KenneyJason Mercier

Lehne Relents

MartyDerby • Level 14: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Kathy Lehne shoved in for 130,000, and after it folded around to Rainer Kempe, he made the call with the {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

Lehne was racing for her tournament life with the {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}, and held the advantage through the turn on a {2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs} run out.

However, the {k-Diamonds} river did her in, making Kempe the bigger pair and sending Lehne to the rail.

Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 750,000 220,000
Kathy Lehne us
Kathy Lehne
us Busted

Tags: Kathy LehneRainer Kempe

Gregg Gives In

MartyDerby • Level 14: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Tony Gregg made it 50,000, leaving himself just 4,000 chips behind. Bill Perkins was the only caller from the small blind.

Perkins then set Gregg all in on a {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop and Gregg obliged. Perkins was miles ahead with the {a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} versus Gregg's {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and top pair held through the {8-Spades} turn and {10-Diamonds} river.

Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
us 775,000 60,000
Tony Gregg us
Tony Gregg
us Busted

Tags: Bill PerkinsTony Gregg

Level:
14
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
2,000

Approximate Chip Counts After Level 13

123md • Level 13: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 2,620,000 120,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 1,660,000 -140,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,470,000 170,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 1,150,000 5,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 1,070,000 40,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 815,000 -207,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
de 790,000 153,000
Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
us 715,000 -65,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 675,000 -60,000
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 650,000 10,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 645,000 -35,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
us 585,000 -35,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 550,000 174,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 445,000 -11,000
Dan Perper US
Dan Perper
US 430,000 -124,000
Tony Gregg us
Tony Gregg
us 330,000 -50,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 260,000 175,000
Kathy Lehne us
Kathy Lehne
us 115,000 -220,000

Gregg Doubles Up

MartyDerby • Level 13: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante

Dan Smith made it 30,000 to go and Bill Perkins called. Tony Gregg then shoved all in for 138,000 and Smith was the only caller.

It was Gregg's {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs} versus Smith's {k-Hearts}{10-Spades} holding on a {j-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{9-Hearts} board to give him the double up.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,300,000 -200,000
Tony Gregg us
Tony Gregg
us 380,000 195,000

Tags: Bill PerkinsDan SmithTony Gregg