2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe

Event #7: $100,000 Short Deck Hold’em
Day: 2
Event Info

2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
ak
Prize
$1,169,000
Event Info
Buy-in
$100,000
Prize Pool
$2,600,000
Entries
26
Level Info
Level
16
Blinds
0 / 0
Ante
40,000
Players Info - Day 2
Entries
4
Players Left
1

Event #7: $100,000 Short Deck Hold’em

Day 2 Completed

Tony G Wins Second Super High Roller Bowl Europe Short Deck Title ($1,196,000)

Level 16 : 0/0, 40,000 ante
Tony G wins Event #7: $100,000 Short Deck
Tony G wins Event #7: $100,000 Short Deck

Tony G won his second SHRB Europe title in four days with victory in Event #7: $100,000 Short Deck. The result is a new career biggest cash for the poker legend, taking home $1,196,000 after topping a field of 26 players.

Having already won Event #3: $25,000 Short Deck Hold’em, he defeated Paul Phua heads-up, making a runner-runner flush in the final hand to secure victory.

Danny Tang took home $416,000 for his third-place finish, while Santi Jiang continued his strong SHRB Europe performance. Jiang has now final-tabled all four short deck events, for over $1.2 million.

Super High Roller Bowl Event #7: $100,000 Short Deck Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPayout (USD)
1Tony GLithuania$1,196,000
2Paul PhuaMalaysia$728,000
3Danny TangHong Kong$416,000
4Santi JiangSpain$260,000

Final Table Recap

Just four players returned for the final day with Danny Tang in the lead. Paul Phua was the table short stack, but an early double through Tony G saw him stay alive.

The stacks began to even out, with the chip lead flipping between Tang and Tony G.

With Phua growing shorter again, ICM pressures saw the pace slow. However, when Tang shoved Jiang had to call with pocket kings and rivered a two-outer to stay alive and move atop the chip counts.

Both Phua and Tony G would double through Jiang, before he was eliminated in fourth place by Tony G. There would be two more doubles for Phua, before Tang was eliminated in third place.

Heads-Up Play

Although starting with the chip lead after eliminating Tang, things swiftly turned around for Phua who folded trips to the increasingly aggressive Tony G.

Coming into the final table, Phua had 16 short deck tournament cashes - as many as the rest of the table combined - but importantly didn't have a short deck tournament victory.

The final hand was the most straight-forward preflop, with Tony G shoving with ace-king suited and Phua calling with pocket aces, but what happened next was extraordinary.

With reduced cards in short deck, flushes are much harder to make. In fact, they beat a full house in the hand rankings. However, after flopping only one club, Tony G went runner-runner to make a flush and eliminate Phua.

"I'm the best," said Tony G. "I'm the luckiest. That's a set-up; a cooler hand. That's the worst bad beat I've seen. What are the odds?"


Super High Roller Bowl Europe Live Coverage

Just two events remain on the schedule at the Super High Roller Bowl Europe.

The $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event kicked off today, and you can catch all the updates from the Merit Casino in Cyprus right here on PokerNews.

DateEvent
August 30 - September 01, 2021SHRB Europe $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event
August 31 - September 01, 2021Event #8: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Head to the SHRB Europe Live Reporting Hub

Paul Phua Eliminated in 2nd Place ($728,000)

Level 16 : 0/0, 40,000 ante

Tony G limped with {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and Paul Phua picked up {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} on the button. He raised to 300,000 and Tony G moved all in. Phua snap-called.

"Crazy...brutal." said Tony G. "I can still win."

The flop came {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

"Completely drawing dead," said Tony G, but the turn {7-Clubs} gave him a flush draw.

"Red, red red!" said Phua. "I'll give you a king."

"Don't worry," said Tony G. "I've never seen a flush like this. It would be a miracle."

The river card was the {9-Clubs} completing Tony G's flush and sending Phua to the rail in second place.

"This is brutal! This is unbelievable. What are the odds of that?" said Tony G. "I'm the best. I am the luckiest."

Player Chips Progress
Tony G lt
Tony G
7,800,000 2,100,000
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
Busted
WSOP 1X Winner

Tony G Gets Phua Off Trips

Level 16 : 0/0, 40,000 ante

Paul Phua {10-Spades}{9-Spades} raised to 220,000 and Tony G called with {j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}.

Phua bet 270,000 on the {k-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} flop and Tony G raised in position to 800,000. Phua called.

The turn brought the {10-Diamonds} and this time both players checked.

The river {10-Hearts} improved Phua to trip tens and checked. Tony G bet 1.5 million.

"You hit the flush?" asked Phua before using a time bank. Phua eventually folded and Tony G showed the {j-Hearts}

Player Chips Progress
Tony G lt
Tony G
4,800,000 1,100,000
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
3,000,000 -1,100,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Level: 16

Blinds: 0/0

Ante: 40,000

Danny Tang Eliminated in 3rd Place ($416,000)

Level 15 : 0/0, 30,000 ante
Danny Tang
Danny Tang

Paul Phua shoved and Danny Tang called on the button for his last 915,000.

Paul Phua: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Danny Tang: {k-Hearts}{10-Spades}

There was a king on the flop of {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{j-Spades} but the jack gave Phua a straight. The turn {k-Spades} improved Phua to a full house and the river {9-Spades} sent Tang to the rail in second place.

Player Chips Progress
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
4,100,000 900,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Tony G lt
Tony G
3,700,000
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
Busted
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner