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Everyone thought Viktor Blom would win the Super High Roller Bowl Online Series Leaderboard and gain a free $102,000 seat to the final event. And why wouldn’t you? The Swede won three events and cashed in four others. A late surge by Artur Martirosian of Russia resulted in him being pipped at the post and it is Martirosian who is the overall winner.

Martirosian locked up the first of his eight cashes in Event #8: $25,500 No Limit Hold’em. He finished third for $238,000 behind Blom and champion Dan Smith. Martirosian then finished second to Justin Bonomo in another $25,500 event and padded his bankroll with $405,000.

The Russian superstar triumphed in Event #16, a $10,300 tournament for $234,605, before cashing another five times.

Martirosian’s Excellent SHRB Results

  • 3rd in Event #8: $25,500 NLHE for $238,000
  • 2nd in Event #11: $25,500 NLHE for $405,000
  • 1st in Event #16: $10,300 NLHE for $234,605
  • 2nd in Event #19: $10,300 NLHE for $150,500
  • 2nd in Event #23: $25,500 NLHE for $275,141
  • 10th in Event #25: $10,300 NLHE for $25,750
  • 2nd in Event #26: $25,500 NLHE for $352,000
  • 3rd in Event #27: $10,300 NLHE for $114,400

An absolutely incredible set of results from Martirosian, results well worthy of becoming the overall champion.

“I am very happy, I spent lot of effort, time and emotions during this leaderboard race, but it all ended perfectly. Yes, I was not very lucky in heads-ups and every heads-up loss upset me, but everything was going great before that, so it would be ridiculous to complain. This is an excellent result, I plan to continue to play all these series and spend even more time working on a game outside the series.”

SHRB Online Series Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Winnings Points Cashes
1 Artur Martirosian $1,795,395 1,287 8
2 Viktor Blom $1,552,025 1,114 7
3 Dan Smith $1,037,019 780 9
4 Matthias Eibinger $821,391 735 6
5 Linus Loeliger $981,532 693 5
6 Kirsten Bicknell $742,187 649 9
7 Mikita Badziakouski $679,845 561 10
8 Justin Bonomo $803,384 556 5
9 Vicent Bosca Ramon $630,716 556 5
10 Alexandros Kolonias $546,051 546 4

Martirosian receives a $102,000 seat in the $3 million guaranteed Super High Roller Bowl that kicks off at 20:00 CET on June 1. You can discover how Martirosian gets on by tuning into our Twitch channel on June 1-2 and by returning to the partypoker blog to read our recaps.

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