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SHRB Europe $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event
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Highlights

SHRB Europe $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event
Day 1 Completed

Zhang Leads Day 1 of the Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event

poolshir • Level 6: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Chi Zhang
Chi Zhang

After a tumultuous end of the night, Chi Zhang claimed the Day 1 chip lead of the Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event, here at the Merit Royal Hotel, Casino & Spa. With a late start time of 5 p.m. local time, everyone who took a seat at the start of the day was well rested to battle for the biggest prize of the series.

On Day 1, 29 unique players registered and 6 of them reentered to get to 35 entries and a $8,750,000 prize pool. But... As players can still register or reenter until the start of Day 2, the expectation is that the numbers will only go up. For now, 22 players have made it through to Day 2 while Bryn Kenney is the only player who had registered but had not taken his seat yet to get to 23 players for Day 2.

Zhang sneaked the chip lead away from Artur Martirosian in the second to last hand of the night when he eliminated Michael Addamo with trip sevens. But Addamo wasn't the only one to fall when only three more hands needed to be played on each table. Ali Imsirovic and Sergio Aido also fell in the final minutes of Day 1.

Timothy Adams and Ivan Leow both busted their first bullets but did much better with their second ones as they finished in third and fourth place in the Day 1 chip counts. Completing the top five is Timofey Kuznetsov.

Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Chi ZhangUnited Kingdom1,056,000176
2Artur MartirosianRussia832,000139
3Timothy AdamsCanada779,000130
4Ivan LeowMalaysia654,000109
5Timofey KuznetsovRussia467,00078
6Paul PhuaMalaysia441,00074
7Seth DaviesUnited States417,00070
8Phil IveyUnited States404,00067
9Viacheslav BuldyginRussia393,00066
10Wiktor MalinowskiPoland383,00064

Leow, Adams, Seth Davies, Wiktor Malinowski, Christoph Vogelsang, and Chris Brewer were the ones who reentered but Vogelsang and Brewer both burned through their second bullet to not return for the Main Event. Addamo, Imsirovic, Aido, and Pascal Lefrancois all have an option to reenter if they wish to do so,

When play resumes at 1 p.m. local time, they will play Level 7 which features a small blind of 3,000, a big blind of 6,000, and a big blind ante of 6,000. The level duration will remain at 60 minutes each and a ten-minute break after each level. After one of the levels, a 90-minute dinner break will also take place.

Play is scheduled to go on until the final table of six has been reached so make sure to follow along for all the action right here on PokerNews.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom136,00023
12Empty   
13Empty   
14Viacheslav BuldyginRussia393,00066
15Empty   
16Phil IveyUnited States404,00067
17Bryn KenneyUnited States250,00042
18Linus LoeligerSwitzerland360,00060
      
21Danny TangHong Kong318,00053
22Empty   
23Empty   
24Jake SchindlerUnited States128,00021
25Shao Hua ZhanChina297,00050
26David StammUnited States283,00047
27Richard YongMalaysia173,00029
28Chi ZhangUnited Kingdom1,056,000176
      
31Empty   
32Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus265,00044
33Artur MartirosianRussia832,000139
34Paul PhuaMalaysia441,00074
35David PetersUnited States103,00017
36Ivan LeowMalaysia654,000109
37Empty   
38Seth DaviesUnited States417,00070
      
41Viktor KudinovRussia330,00055
42Wiktor MalinowskiPoland383,00064
43Empty   
44Timothy AdamsCanada779,000130
45Empty   
46Cary KatzUnited States148,00025
47Timofey KuznetsovRussia467,00078
48David ColemanUnited States159,00027

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 6: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Chi Zhang gb
Chi Zhang
gb 1,056,000 26,000
Artur Martirosian ru
Artur Martirosian
ru 832,000 62,000
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 779,000 54,000
Ivan Leow my
Ivan Leow
my 654,000 94,000
Timofey Kuznetsov ru
Timofey Kuznetsov
ru 476,000 -44,000
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
my 441,000 61,000
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
us 417,000 167,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 404,000 54,000
Viacheslav Buldygin ru
Viacheslav Buldygin
ru 393,000 -27,000
Wiktor Malinowski pl
Wiktor Malinowski
pl 383,000 18,000
Linus Loeliger ch
Linus Loeliger
ch 360,000 134,000
Viktor Kudinov ru
Viktor Kudinov
ru 330,000 125,000
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
hk 318,000 78,000
Shao Hua Zhan cn
Shao Hua Zhan
cn 297,000
David Stamm us
David Stamm
us 283,000 83,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 265,000
Richard Yong my
Richard Yong
my 173,000 -77,000
David Coleman us
David Coleman
us 159,000 34,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 148,000 -13,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 136,000 -49,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 103,000 -122,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 103,000 -27,000

Play Ended

poolshir • Level 6: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Play has ended with 22 remaining players. The full chip counts and a recap are to follow.

Addamo Also Busts Before End of the Night

poolshir • Level 6: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Michael Addamo
Michael Addamo

David Coleman raised to 11,500 from under the gun and Chi Zhang three-bet to 30,000 from the cutoff. Michael Addamo four-bet to 72,000 from the button for the blinds and Coleman to fold while Zhang made the call.

The flop came {8-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, Zhang check-called the 42,000 continuation-bet of Addamo.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} and they both checked to the {q-Diamonds} on the river. Zhang bet 60,000 for Addamo to tank, use a time bank card, and then shove for around 225,000. Zhang snap-called with the {a-Spades}{7-Spades} for trips to bust Addamo before the end of the night as the latter held the {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} for two pair.

Chi Zhang gb
Chi Zhang
gb 1,030,000 424,000
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au Busted

Malinowski Takes Imsirovic Out

poolshir • Level 6: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ali Imsirovic
Ali Imsirovic

Ali Imsirovic was walking away from his table as his {j-Spades}{10-Spades} couldn't beat the {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts} of Wiktor Malinowski on the {4-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{7-Clubs} board.

Over on the other table, Sergio Aido also got up from his chair and made his way out of the tournament area as it looked like is stack was being awarded to Viktor Kudinov.

Wiktor Malinowski pl
Wiktor Malinowski
pl 365,000 125,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba Busted
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es Busted

Zhan Doubles Up Through Badziakouski

poolshir • Level 6: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Mikita Badziakouski raised to 11,000 from the cutoff and Ivan Leow made the call on the button but Shao Hua Zhan three-bet jammed from the big blind for 139,500. Badziakouski four-bet shoved for more for Leow to fold.

Shao Hua Zhan: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Mikita Badziakouski: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{a-Hearts} for both of them to hit two pair but for Zhan to stay ahead.

The turn was the {a-Diamonds} for Zhan to improve to a full house before the {2-Clubs} completed the board to double up.

Shao Hua Zhan cn
Shao Hua Zhan
cn 297,000 147,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 265,000 -340,000

Three More Hands

poolshir • Level 6: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and three more hands need to be played before play ends for Day 1.

Lefrancois Busts to Adams

poolshir • Level 6: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Pascal Lefrancois
Pascal Lefrancois

The board read {5-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} with a big pot in the middle already.

Timothy Adams had bet 175,000 from the cutoff which was enough to cover Pascal Lefrancois in the big blind. He tanked for a bit and then made the call for around 107,000. Adams tabled the {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} for the rivered set for Lefrancois to get up and leave the tournament area.

Earlier on, Christoph Vogelsang had also busted already.

Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 725,000 290,000
Chi Zhang gb
Chi Zhang
gb 606,000 231,000
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 420,000 90,000
Wiktor Malinowski pl
Wiktor Malinowski
pl 240,000 60,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 127,000 -133,000
David Coleman us
David Coleman
us 125,000 -123,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de Busted
Pascal Lefrancois ca
Pascal Lefrancois
ca Busted

Martirosian Puts Loeliger All-In

poolshir • Level 6: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

The board read {4-Clubs}{a-Spades}{8-Hearts}{q-Spades} with around 105,000 in the middle.

Artur Martirosian had bet 45,000 from the big blind and Linus Loeliger put in a pot-sized raise. Martirosian took some time and then made the call.

The {5-Spades} completed the board and Martirosian bet enough to put Loeliger all-in. The latter tanked for a while, used a time bank card and then opted to fold.

Artur Martirosian ru
Artur Martirosian
ru 770,000 160,000
Linus Loeliger ch
Linus Loeliger
ch 226,000 -104,000