The $3 million guaranteed Super High Roller Bowl kicked off at partypoker on June 1 and it surpassed all expectations. Some 50 players bought in for $102,000 by the time late registration closed, resulting in a $5 million prize pool!
Only 13 of those starters made it through to Day 2 on June 2 and only seven of those will walk away with a share of that monster-sized prize pool.
Ali Imsirovic is the man who leads those 13 players back into battle when play resumes at 20:00 CET on June 2. Imsirovic finished the night with a 2,226,009 stack and the title of chip leader. Imsirovic went on a late surge to pip David Peters to the overnight chip lead.
Peters had led for most of the night and bagged up 2,107,400 chips when the curtain came down on Day 1’s proceedings.
The rest of the 11 survivors read like a who’s who of poker.
Former MILLIONS Online champion Jon Van Fleet returns to the fray third in chips. He’s joined by Linus Loeliger, and Poker Central’s Dan Shak. Sam Greenwood, Justin Bonomo, Michael Addamo, and Alex Foxen are also through and in the hunt for the $1,775,000 top prize.
Super High Roller Bowl End of Day 1 Chip Counts
|2||David Peters||Costa Rica||2,107,400|
|3||Jon Van Fleet||Canada||1,628,488|
|9||Orpen Kisacikoglu||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|
While 13 players punched their tickets to Day 2, this means 37 players fell by the wayside.
Ukraine’s Pavel Veksler won his $102,000 seat in the Super High Roller Bowl satellite but he didn’t get out of first gear and was the first player sent to the showers.
Stephen Chidwick’s trip aces were no match for the full house of Sergi Reixach and the British superstar became another early casualty.
Team partypoker was well represented but, sadly, none of them made it through the shark-infested waters of Day 1.
Mikita Badziakouski crashed out. Isaac Haxton fared a little better until he three-bet all-in with queen-jack and ran straight into Linus Loeliger’s pocket rockets. Kristen Bicknell busted at the hands of Sam Greenwood before Jason Koon’s queen-jack couldn’t get there against the ace-king of Jon Van Fleet.
Koon busted in 14th place and was the final exit of the night.
$1,775,000 Awaits the Champion
The top seven players receive a share of the $5 million prize pool. This means finishing in eighth-place is going to be costly because the bubble is $212,500! Here are what the returning players are grinding their hearts out for.
- 1st place: $1,775,000
- 2nd place: $1,187,500
- 3rd place: $762,500
- 4th place: $487,500
- 5th place: $325,000
- 6th place: $250,000
- 7th place: $212,500
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