The $102,000 Super High Roller Championship brings the WPT World Online Championships to a conclusion on September 24 and what a way to do it.
Only seven of the 40 starters remain in this massive event and six of them will share the $4 million prize pool. A min-cash, if you can call it that, weighs in at $229,600 while the top prize is a colossal $1,508,400.
Michael Addamo (lead image) is the chip leader going into the final table thanks to his 998,415 chips. Addamo is ridiculously good at poker, as are the rest of the players he’ll share the final table with. The Australian has more than $8.3 million in live tournament winnings and several more million in earning from his online poker exploits.
There’s still a lot of poker to be played in this tournament but the ball is in Addamo’s court.
Sergi Reixach and his 900,895 stack are in second place at the restart. Like Addamo, Reixach left his home country (Spain in this instance) so he could continue playing online poker. It was a smart move because Reixach is one of online’s biggest stars. Ever seen the alias “srxakgirona” at the top of the payout table? That’s Reixach.
He also knows his way around a live poker tournament as is evident by his near $5.7 million in earnings.
Germany high roller specialist Christoph Vogelsang returns in with enough chips for third-place at the restart. Vogelsang has a staggering $25 million in live event winnings, helped by his last live cash of $2,400,000, his reward for a runner-up finish in the $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl in Sochi, a partypoker MILLIONS event.
Look just below Vogelsang in the chip counts and you find Daniel Dvoress. He has 553,571 chips and is in the middle of the pack. Dvoress is another player who frequents the biggest buy-in tournaments, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. He’s amassed more than $15.6 million in winnings, enough for fifth-place in the Canadian all-time money listings.
Then comes Team partypoker’s Isaac Haxton on 296,781 chips. Haxton won his way into this gargantuan buy-in tournament via a $10,000 satellite, ensuring a superb return on investment for the popular pro. Haxton is regarded as one of the best poker players to have ever been dealt cards, his $27.6 million in live earnings suggest those claims are true.
Seventh-place at the restart is Linus Loeliger. His 280,290 stack means he has a bit of work to do when the seven finalists return to the action, but he’s more than capable of turning things around. Loeliger had a meteoric rise through the cash game stakes and now plays, and usually wins, in any game he wishes regardless of the buy-in. Don’t write the Austrian off just yet.
Charlotte Godwin brings up the rear with 239,498 chips but she’s far from finished. The blinds at the restart are 5,000/10,000/1,250a so Godwin still has 24 big blinds, plus the clock switches to 40-minute levels so she’s got time on her side.
Godwin may not be a professional poker player but she’s a very talented one. She won her $102,000 seat in this event via a $1,050 satellite so is already guaranteed a huge return on her investment.
Watch our cards-up coverage of this final table over on our Twitch channel. Play resumes at 20:05 CEST on September 24 with our coverage starting at 21:05 CEST on an hour-delay to protect the tournament’s integrity.
WPT #12 Super High Roller Championship Chips Counts
|1||Michael Addamo||United Kingdom||998,415|
|3||Christoph Vogelsang||United Kingdom||730,550|
|7||Charlotte Godwin||United Kingdom||239,498|
Mobock Leads the $10,300 Mini Super High Roller
The Mini Super High Roller saw exactly 100 entries of $10,300 and now only 11 of those starters remain in contention for the $239,500 top prize.
Austria’s Mario Mosbock is the man in pole position going into the final day’s play having turned his 100,000 starting stack into 2,198,097 chips by the time the curtain came down on proceedings.
There’s a very interesting dynamic on Day 2 because the players currently first and second in the Player of the Championship race are among the final 11.
Artur Martirosian has the advantage both in this tournament and the leaderboard race. Martirosian sits down with 1,915,295 chips, enough for second place at the restart. He’s the man to catch in the leaderboard too with an 18.25 point lead over Scott Margereson, who is sixth in chips (599,142) in the Mini Super High Roller.
First place in the Player of the Championship is worth $50,000 with second place scooping $10,000. Will that $40,000 difference, approximately 7th place money in the tournament, alter this duo’s approach to the game?
The rest of the field is made up of some stellar names who are all in with a legitimate shot of the $239,500 top prize.
Canadian Guillaume Nolet (1,413,059) returns in third place with Mark Radoja (1,280,446) and Harry Lodge (843,021) also in the hunt.
Former partypoker MILLION North America champion Jean-Pascal Savard (523,024), Elio Fox (496,283), John Lundqvist (418,823), WPTWOC High Roller finalist Daniel Rezaei (210,434), and Linus Loeliger (102,376) make up the remaining players.
WPT #12 Mini Super High Roller Championship Chips Counts
|5||Harry Lodge||United Kingdom||843,021|
|6||Scott Margereson||United Kingdom||599,142|
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