After almost eight-and-a-half hours of play, just 13 players remain in the Super High Roller Bowl Online on partypoker.
The field of 50 players - the fourth-biggest in Super High Roller Bowl history - generated a prize pool of $5,000,000, beating the guarantee by $2,000,000. The winner will take home $1,775,000 and the SHRB Championship Ring.
A late surge by Super High Roller Bowl London runner-up Ali Imsirovic (2,226,009) denied David Peters (2,107,400) the overnight chip lead. Peters had held the lead for much of the day, but will have to come from behind if he's going to take down the title.
Peters and Imsirovic are the only two players over two million in chips ahead of Jon Van Fleet, Linus Loeliger and Dan Shak.
Here are the remaining 13 players in the $102,000 Super High Roller Bowl Online:
|2||David Peters||Costa Rica||2,107,400|
|3||Jon Van Fleet||Canada||1,628,488|
|9||Orpen Kisackicoglu||United Kingdom||739,634|
|10||Sergi Reixach||United Kingdom||592,751|
|11||Michael Addamo||United Kingdom||573,743|
|13||Darrell Goh||United Kingdom||358,740|
Four former Super High Roller Bowl champions were eliminated today, with Daniel Dvoress (SHRB Bahamas), Christoph Vogelsang (SHRB III), Isaac Haxton (SHRB V), and Timothy Adams (SHRB Australia & SHRB Sochi) all falling short of Day 2. That leaves Justin Bonomo (SHRB China & SHRB IV) the only former champion in contention when play resumes at 19:00 BST on June 2nd.
Super High Roller Online Day 1 Recap
By the end of the first level, the field was already up to 40 players with reigning WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan leading after making a flush against Pavel Veksler.
Veksler would become the first elimination of the day at the hands of Darrell Goh. Other early eliminations included Stephen Chidwick, Mikita Badziakouski, Kahle Burns, Adrian Mateos, Kristen Bicknell, and Chris Hunichen.
During the early part of the day, the chip lead changed hands on numerous occasions, but ultimately it was David Peters (pictured) who took control in sensational fashion. After eliminating Chris Hunichen, Michael Zhang and Andras Nemeth in the space of an hour, he moved up to two million in chips, more than double second-in-chips Sam Greenwood at the time.
Ensan was a high-profile elimination after registration closed, who flopped a flush when all-in against Dan Shak, only for Shak to go runner-runner to make a full house and eliminate Ensan. Also eliminated after registration closed were Artur Martirosian, Thomas Boivin, Dan Smith, Matthias Eibinger and Seth Davies.
Peters still led with 24 and 16 players remaining, but found his chip lead under threat with two tables remaining as both Sam Greenwood and Ali Imsirovic caught up and eventually surpassed him.
Wiktor Malinowski, Ben Sulsky and Jason Koon were the last three eliminations of the day, and ultimately it was Imsirovic who got his nose ahead and will return in the lead with 13 players remaining.
Super High Roller Bowl Online Payouts
Previous Super High Roller Bowl Tournaments
|China||HK$2.1M||75||Justin Bonomo||HK$37.83M (~$4.8M)|
|London||£250,000||12||Cary Katz||£2,100,000 (~$2.6M)|
Play will resume at 7 p.m. BST on June 2nd with Level 16 which features a small blind of 15,000, a big blind of 30,000, and a running ante of 3,750 with level duration remaining 30 minutes throughout. At the end of Day 2, that beautiful SHRB Championship Ring will be handed over to the winner, and PokerNews will be there from the start to bring you all the live updates so keep following along.