$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl
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Highlights

Highlights

$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl
Day 2 Completed

Justin Bonomo Leads Final 14 Players Into Day 3 of 2018 Super High Roller Bowl

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo

Day 2 of the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl has come to a conclusion with Justin Bonomo leading the remaining 14 players headed into the penultimate day of action.

Play kicked off in the PokerGO Studio located just outside of the ARIA Resort & Casino with 30 players remaining from the original 48 starters with plans for the day to play seven full levels before calling it a night. Former champion Rainer Kempe would be the first player eliminated when he couldn't hit his straight and flush draw, and soon after that two fellow Germans would join him on the rail with Arne Ruge and Koray Aldemir both falling.

On the resumption of play after the first break it would be Cary Katz being dealt his final blow when his top set was no match for Kahle Burns' rivered straight. On that same table, Phil Ivey's return to the tournament arena in his home country came to an end when he flopped a straight but got the last of his money in on the turn when Bryn Kenney improved to a full house.

With Bonomo now sitting on top of the leaderboard slightly ahead of Daniel Negreanu, he would go on to play the biggest pot of the tournament so far against another top-five chip stack. Fedor Holz three-bet {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs} in the cutoff before Bonomo four-bet his {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} from the small blind. Holz called, and then called a bet on the {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} flop before raising Bonomo when the turn landed the {3-Spades}. Bonomo made the call, and then checked the {7-Diamonds} on the river before Holz shoved for 465,000. Bonomo tanked, and then made the call, and Holz was eliminated and Bonomo sat with roughly 20 percent of the chips in play with 19 players remaining.

Dan Smith, Bryn Kenney, Kathy Lehne, and Brandon Adams all hit the rail over the course of a slow last few levels to leave just 14 players bagging chips for Day 3.

For Bonomo, he swayed up and down following the elimination of Holz, but for the most part he held solid to end the day with 2,144,000 in chips. Spending most of the day on the feature table, Stephen Chidwick rose up the ranks and bagged the second most chips with 1,983,000, while the likes of Seth Davies (1,754,000), defending champion Christoph Vogelsang (1,717,000) and Day 1 chip leader Negreanu (1,515,000), are a few of the top stacks.

Vogelsang got seated at the outer table and absolutely mowed down the competition. He kept the pressure on with a constant stream of raises, three-bets and huge river bets.

Christoph Vogelsang
Christoph Vogelsang had a great Day 2.

"That's how it felt for most of the day," Vogelsang admitted when asked if he had his way with a table that included Byron Kaverman and Jason Koon by day's end. "You know, sometimes you feel, 'OK, I played well.' But often, the spots just come and you make a lot of good hands. It went really well today, so I'm happy."

The prospect of going back-to-back in such a prestigious, challenging event would be enough to get even the most even-keeled poker player excited. Vogelsang said the praiseworthy feat can't be a factor in his mind, though.

He has to only focus on each smaller task that will build toward the final result.

"Poker is just a game of chance and you need to approach every situation and think, 'What are my two cards and how do I have to play this hand? How do I have to play my range?'

"We always have so many different thoughts, and if we think too much about stuff other than poker, than we lose focus."

The 2018 Super High Roller Bowl will continue on Tuesday, May 29 at 12 p.m. (PDT) with blinds starting at 6,000/12,000, and a big blind ante of 12,000. The plan on Day 3 will be to first reach the money — paying top seven — before one more elimination will need to occur before the final table of six is set, and will return on Wednesday to play down until the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl Champion is crowned, and the $5,000,000 first prize is awarded.

Make sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews as we continue to provided continuous updates of all the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl action live from the PokerGO Studio here at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

Day 3 Seating Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Sam SoverelUnited States230,00019
12Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom1,983,000165
13-- empty --------
14-- empty --------
15Christoph VogelsangGermany1,717,000143
16Byron KavermanUnited States606,00051
      
21Daniel NegreanuCanada1,515,000126
22Matt HymanUnited States328,00027
23Seth DaviesUnited States1,754,000146
24-- empty --------
25Jason KoonUnited States1,271,000106
26Nick PetrangeloUnited States330,00028
      
31Sergio AidoSpain198,00017
32Steffen SontheimerGermany533,00044
33Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus1,162,00097
34-- empty --------
35Kahle BurnsAustralia608,00051
36Justin BonomoUnited States2,144,000179

Tags: Christoph VogelsangJustin Bonomo

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 2,144,000 49,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 1,983,000 -115,000
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
us 1,754,000 -46,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 1,717,000 -183,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 1,515,000 -35,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 1,271,000 56,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 1,162,000 -38,000
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
au 608,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 606,000 -44,000
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer
de 533,000 -37,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 330,000 -28,000
Matt Hyman us
Matt Hyman
us 328,000 -103,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 230,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 198,000 20,000

Davies Gets Big Value

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

In a hand from the stream, three players saw a {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop and action checked to preflop raiser Daniel Negreanu. He bet 25,000 from the button with {a-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. Kahle Burns called in the small blind with {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Seth Davies put in a raise to 150,000 with {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. Only Burns continued.

The turn brought a {9-Hearts}. Burns checked and Davies bet 140,000. Burns continued again, seeing the {2-Hearts} river.

Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
us 1,800,000 360,000
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
au 608,000 -218,000

Tags: Seth DaviesKahle Burns

Three More Hands

tRaMSt0p • Level 14: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Tournament Director Paul Campbell has announced that there will be just three more hands remaining in the day.

Vogelsang Bombs River

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Byron Kaverman bet 35,000 into about 50,000 from the small blind with {4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} on the felt. Christoph Vogelsang made it 90,000 in the big blind and Kaverman called. On the {10-Diamonds} river, Vogelsang used a time extension before betting huge with 310,000. Kaverman's cards instantly hit the muck.

Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 1,900,000 100,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 650,000 -100,000

Tags: Byron KavermanChristoph Vogelsang

Negreanu Outflopped by Davies

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Daniel Negreanu raised to 30,000 on the button with {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and Seth Davies called in the big blind with {k-Clubs}{q-Spades} in a hand from the live stream. The flop came {k-Spades}{5-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and Davies checked. Negreanu bet 20,000 and Davies made it 55,000. Negreanu called. The turn was a {3-Diamonds} and Davies bet 60,000. Negreanu raised to 180,000. Davies thought a bit and then announced 520,000 which resulted in a fast muck.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 1,550,000 -249,000
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
us 1,440,000 217,000

Tags: Seth DaviesDaniel Negreanu

Burns Overbets into Nuts

Jan_Kores • Level 14: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Kahle Burns and Stephen Chidwick were on the river of the {8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{A-Hearts} board with 215,000 already in the middle. Burns had missed an open-ender with his {6-Spades}{5-Spades} but he showed some heart, trying to steal the pot on the river. He bombed it, overbetting the pot with a 250,000 shell.

Chidwick, however, had {A-Spades}{10-Spades} and no reason to get scared with an unbeatable hand. He raised to 900,000 and Burns took full 30 seconds before folding, trying to sell a tough decision towards the end of the day.

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 2,098,000 328,000
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
au 826,000 -26,000

Tags: Kahle BurnsStephen Chidwick

Kaverman Makes Huge Fold to Koon's Shove

Jan_Kores • Level 14: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Byron Kaverman raised to 23,000 in the first position and Christoph Vogelsang, sitting behind him, flatted. Jason Koon, pumped the price to 125,000 out of the small blind and Kaverman called while Vogelsang paved the way for a heads-up pot.

Koon fired 100,000 on the {6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} flop and Kaverman called again.

The turn brought the {9-Diamonds} and Koon announced he was all-in. Kaverman immediately asked for a count, and it was 617,000.

Kaverman burned one timebank but eventually folded. "Show one, I show," Kaverman begged.

"I can't do it," Koon replied.

"Pocket queens," Kaverman verbally announced his hand.

"No way," Koon didn't believe. But Kaverman indeed showed {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}.

"No waaaay," Koon shouted. Kaverman then begged him again to show his goods, but Koon didn't oblige: "I can't do it to you," throwing his hand face down to the muck.

Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 1,215,000 262,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 750,000 -70,000

Tags: Byron KavermanJason Koon