Stephen Chidwick is regarded as one of the greatest all-round players of all-time. He’s won more than $34.3 million in the live arena and he’s no slouch online either with more than $5.1 million in cashes. Chidwick boosted those incredible figures on July 5 by triumphing in two of our High Roller Club events! What a guy.
High Roller Club: The Big Game – $750K Gtd
Chidwick’s first victory came in the $750,000 guaranteed Big Game, which saw a ridiculously stacked final table assembled.
Our very own Kristen Bicknell fell short of that final table, crashing out in 10th place for a $17,327 prize. Michael Harrison of the United Kingdom busted in ninth to set the final table
Brazil’s Rodrigo Sirichuk was the first of the eight finalists to fall by the wayside. Sirichuk netted $23,825 for his eighth-place exit. Rainer Kempe joined Sirichuk on the sidelines when his tournament ended in seventh before Mark Radoja was done and dusted in sixth-place.
Fifth-place and $50,249 when to Christian Jeppsson who recently won the WPT Online Championship Main Event at partypoker for $923,785. No victory this time around but still an impressive performance.
Rok Gostisa did his chances of winning the High Roller Club leaderboard no harm with another deep run. This one ended in fourth place for $71,908, the last prize not to weigh in at six-figures.
Mike Watson fell in third for $100,498 to leave Chidwick heads-up with Thomas Boivin. Chidwick got the job done and his hands on $191,727, leaving Boivin to bank the $137,752 runner-up prize.
|2||Thomas Boivin||United Kingdom||$137,752|
|7||Rainer Kempe||United Kingdom||$30,322|
High Roller Club: Mix-Max 2nd Chance – $300K Gtd
Chidwick’s second High Roller Club title of the night came in the $10,300 Mix-Max 2nd Chance. The top six finishers received a slice of the $440,000 prize pool and it was Rok Gostisa who was the first to receive a payout.
Gostisa was joined on the sidelines by Germany high stakes specialist Wiktor Malinowski and Canadian superstar Timothy Adams.
The waters grew slightly less shark-infested with the elimination of Jake Schindler in third. Schindler picked up $57,200 for this latest deep run. His exit left Chidwick and Poker Central’s Dan Shak heads-up for the title.
There was almost $65,000 difference in the payouts but these two Goliaths didn’t strike a deal. This resulted in Shak collecting $112,615 when he fell in second-place at the hands on the seemingly unstoppable Chidwick. The Mexico-based Brit turned his $10,300 into a $176,000 haul.
High Roller Club: Main Event – $750K Gtd
While Chidwick’s prizes were massive, you need to add them both together to get close to the gargantuan prize won by Ali Imsirovic.
Imsirovic came out on top of a 38-strong field in the $25,500 High Roller Club Main Event to secure the largest share of the $950,000 prize pool. This equated to a cool $387,125! Imsirovic defeated the one and only Rob Yong heads-up, leaving Yong to add $251,750 to his bankroll.
Only the top five finishers banked a prize due to the compact field size. Team partypoker’s Mikita Badziakouski was the bubble boy, which guaranteed a $59,375 to the next player eliminated. Daniel Dvoress was that player and he gained some company on the rail first by Michael Addamo then by Artur Martirosian.
The day belonged to Imsirovic who defeated Yong heads-up to become a worthy champion.
|2||Rob Yong||United Kingdom||$251,750|
|4||Michael Addamo||United Kingdom||$95,000|
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