2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe

Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck Hold’em
Day: 1
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2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe

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Players Info - Day 1
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Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck Hold’em

Day 1 Completed

Chidwick, Brewer, and Ivey Claim Top Three Counts on Day 1 of Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck

Level 13 : 0/0, 20,000 ante
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

After just over 12 hours on Day 1 of the Super High Roller Bowl Europe Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck, seven players survived to make it through. All seven players have secured a cash of at least $48,000 but will all have their sights set on the top prize of $408,000 which would give them a nice start to the festival.

Twenty-six unique players rocked up to play and with 22 reentries, a total prize pool of $1,200,000 was created by the 48 entries. Seven of them would cash and right now, Stephen Chidwick is sitting in pole position with 3,865,000 in chips. Chidwick scored a huge double through Chris Brewer during the bubble when he picked up pocket aces and called the shove of Brewer.

Brewer finds himself in second place in the chip counts and is joined by the one and only Phil Ivey on the podium. Completing the unofficial final table on Tuesday, August 24 are Mikita Badziakouski, Ihor Shkliaruk, Xia Jiang He, and Erik Seidel.

Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck Final Day Chip Counts

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountAntes
1Erik SeidelUnited States820,00033
2Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus1,655,00066
3Chris BrewerUnited States2,880,000115
4Xia Jiang HeChina1,465,00059
5Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom3,865,000155
6Phil IveyUnited States2,195,00088
7Ihor ShkliarukUkraine1,525,00061

The action was fast-paced from the start with several people using multiple reloads and bullets to try and earn a spot at that final table but fell at numerous hurdles. Players like Paul Phua, Richard Yong, Ali Imsirovic, Chi Zhang, Danny Tang, Seth Davies, Cary Katz, and even Tony G came and left with empty hands.

Things finally started slowing down when there were 12 players left but Hing Yang Chow ended up as the bubble boy when he first doubled up He and then lost his last few chips to Shrliaruk. With 22 minutes left in the level, the players were combined onto one table and continued play for a bit but not much much changed in the counts.

The seven players will return at 12:45 p.m. local time to get themselves prepared for the final stage and play will resume at 1 p.m. The PokerGO live stream will be live from around 2 p.m. and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to report on a similar delay as the stream. Find out who will win and claim that first-place prize plus a beautiful trophy.

This is what they are playing for:


Play Ended

Level 13 : 0/0, 20,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused as the day has ended for today. The seven players will bag their chips up and resume play tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time.

A recap and the chip counts are to follow.

Ivey Keeps On Betting

Level 13 : 0/0, 20,000 ante

The board read {7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{j-Clubs}{a-Spades} with around 350,000 in the middle already.

Phil Ivey bet 200,000 for Ihor Shkliaruk to make the call after contemplating it for a bit.

The {a-Spades} completed the board for Ivey to continue with a bet of 400,000. Shkliaruk tanked until the final second before opting to fold.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
2,150,000 550,000
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
WPT 1X Winner
Ihor Shkliaruk ua
Ihor Shkliaruk
1,850,000 630,000

Chow Bubbles the Tournament

Level 13 : 0/0, 20,000 ante
Hing Yang Chow
Hing Yang Chow

Hing Yang Chow pushed his last 75,000 over the line and Ihor Shkliaruk was the only one to come along for the ride in hopes of bursting the bubble.

Hing Yang Chow: {k-Hearts}{6-Spades}
Ihor Shkliaruk: {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{k-Spades} for Shkliaruk to flop two pair and turn the full house to burst the bubble.

The seven remaining players have been combined to one table and were then told by the tournament director that they would finish the last 22 minutes of this level or when the final table has been reached.

Player Chips Progress
Ihor Shkliaruk ua
Ihor Shkliaruk
2,300,000 1,080,000
Hing Yang Chow my
Hing Yang Chow

He Doubles Too

Level 13 : 0/0, 20,000 ante

Xia Jiang He was all-in for 785,000 and called and covered by the slightly bigger stack that belonged to Hing Yang Chow.

Xia Jiang He: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Hing Yang Chow: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} for He to double up and leave Chow short with the higher two pair he had hit.

Player Chips Progress
Santi es
1,650,000 310,000
Hing Yang Chow my
Hing Yang Chow
75,000 -1,725,000

Chidwick Doubles on the Bubble

Level 13 : 0/0, 20,000 ante
Stephen Chidwicl
Stephen Chidwicl

Chris Brewer shoved with the biggest stack and Stephen Chidwick glanced at his cards. He took a few seconds and then decided to make the call for the 1,555,000 he had behind while the rest quickly folded.

Stephen Chidwick: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Chris Brewer: {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {k-Clubs}{7-Spades}{k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for Chidwick to hold with the aces for two pair and the double-up.

Player Chips Progress
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
3,190,000 1,790,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris Brewer us
Chris Brewer
2,610,000 -790,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Level: 13

Blinds: 0/0

Ante: 20,000