Event #4: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Event #4: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 1 Completed

Star-Studded Final Table in Event #4: $50,000 NLH

poolshir • Level 13: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Selahaddin Bedir
Selahaddin Bedir

With around 25 minutes left of Level 13, the official final table of Event #4: $50,000 NLH has been reached. The first tournament of the Super High Roller Bowl Europe with this buy-in attracted 39 players who reentered 13 times to get to 52 entries. A prize pool of $2,600,000 was collected and eight players would walk away in the money. When the curtains close for this event, the winner will have laid claim to that first-place prize of $832,000.

The local favorite, Selahaddin Bedir will be coming back as the chip leader after finishing as the runner-up to Johan Guilbert yesterday. He scored his biggest live cash when he won $364,500 but is in pole position to better his personal record.

Albert Daher joined the festivities today and not doing too bad for his first tournament in the series. With almost $4 million in live tournament winnings, Daher is no stranger to the high roller tournaments. Joining them in the top three is Seth Davies. Davies had a bit of an up and down day but managed to build his stack after busting earlier on the day.

Bedir and Davies have made two final tables now but they're not the only ones. Phil Ivey, Saman Nakhjavani, and Danny Tang all did the same although Ivey won the first event of the series for $408,000. Jake Schindler also rocked up for the first time today and although he was short at one point, he managed to make some moves at the right time to earn his spot at the final table.

Event #4: $50,000 NLH Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Albert DaherLebanon1,680,00067
2Danny TangHong Kong255,00010
3Saman NakhjavaniIran709,00028
4Seth DaviesUnited States1,085,00043
5Phil IveyUnited States895,00036
6Selahaddin BedirTurkey2,175,00087
7Jake SchindlerUnited States915,00037

Ivey was responsible for bursting the bubble when he took out Laszlo Bujtas with ace-king and flopped top pair. Bedir had more than 2.5 million when he doubled up Nakhjavani. His flopped two pair couldn't beat the set the Iranian had hit.

But it would be Schindler who would ensure the day would end as he took out Artur Martirosian in eighth place for $104,000. His ace-jack found another ace on the flop to connect to and leap ahead of the pocket queens of Martirosian. And to make it even prettier, he made it trips on the river.

When play resumes at 1 p.m. local time, they will finish the remainder of Level 13 which has a small blind of 15,000, a big blind of 25,000, and a big blind ante of 25,000. Level duration will remain at 40 minutes and the action can be followed on the PokerGO stream again from 2 p.m. local time.

As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action on a similar delay so you know where you need to be to find out who will take it all down in the end.

Remaining Payouts


Artur Martirosian Eliminated in 8th Place ($104,000)

poolshir • Level 13: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Artur Martirosian
Artur Martirosian

Jake Schindler raised to 60,000 from under the gun and Albert Daher made the call from the early position. Saman Nakhjavani called too from the hijack. Artur Martirosian three-bet jammed for 185,000 for the action to fold back to Schindler. He took some time and then four-bet jammed for Daher to ask for a count of his stack. The dealer confirmed that Schindler had 545,000 behind. Daher reluctantly folded and so did Nakhjavani.

Artur Martirosian: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Jake Schindler: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{a-Spades} for Schindler to flop the higher pair and improve to trips on the river to signal the end of the day as the official final table of seven had been reached.

The full chip counts and a recap are to follow.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 915,000 715,000
Artur Martirosian ru
Artur Martirosian
ru Busted

Nakhjavani Earns Double-Up Through Bedir

poolshir • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Saman Nakhjavani raised to 40,000 from the hijack and Selahaddin Bedir defended his big blind.

The flop came {2-Hearts}{a-Spades}{10-Spades}, Bedir check-called the 45,000 bet of Nakhjavani.

The turn was the {3-Spades} and Bedir checked again. This time, Nakhjavani bet 150,000 for Bedir to shove and for NAkhjavani to snap-call for the 365,000 he had behind.

Saman Nakhjavani: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Selahaddin Bedir: {a-Diamonds}{10-}

Bedir had flopped two pair but Nakhjavani had hit a set.

The river completed the board with the {8-Spades} for Nakhjavani to score the double-up just before the players were sent for another 10-minute break.

Selahaddin Bedir tr
Selahaddin Bedir
tr 2,055,000 260,000
Saman Nakhjavani ir
Saman Nakhjavani
ir 940,000 180,000

Ivey Bursts the Bubble by Busting Bujtas

poolshir • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Laszlo Bujtas
Laszlo Bujtas

Laszlo Bujtas shoved from the middle position for his last 150,000 and Phil Ivey was all-in too for more from the small blind for Selahaddin to fold his big blind.

Laszlo Bujtas: {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Phil Ivey: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Clubs}{7-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs} for Ivey to flop top pair immediately to burst the bubble.

All eight players have secured $104,000 but they will continue to play until the official final table of seven has been reached.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 1,290,000 360,000
Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu Busted

Bujtas Has Ten Lives

poolshir • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Albert Daher had raised from the cutoff and Laszlo Bujtas had called all-in from the small blind for Phil Ivey to call in the big blind.

The flop came {7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for Ivey to check-call the 20,000 bet of Daher. They then both checked through the {j-Hearts} on the turn to the {8-Diamonds} on the river. They both checked again. Ivey tabled the {q-Hearts}{7-Clubs} for two pair while Daher held the {a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} to not win the side pot. Bujtas tabled the {j-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for the higher two pair than Ivey to triple up.

"He has like ten lives!" Daher exclaimed.

Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu 105,000 30,000

Ivey Doubles Twice in a Row

poolshir • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey was all-in for the 200,000 he had behind and called and covered by Jake Schindler.

Phil Ivey: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Jake Schindler: {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for Ivey to double up with top pair.

On the next hand, he got it in again against Laszlo Bujtas. Bujtas' cards are unknown but Ivey held the {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} to double up for the 440,000 he now had behind on the {9-Hearts}{3-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} board.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 930,000 520,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 200,000 -202,000
Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu 75,000 -72,000