One of the most popular tournaments in the World of poker got underway with 7 levels of first day action at ARIA, and here, the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) finished up play and Byron Kaverman got the chip lead.
In the tournament, he turned his stake of 300,000 into 1,247,000, and thus got a strong lead over Leon Tsoukernik (912,000) the owner of King’s Casino and champ of EPT Prague $50K Super High Roller (SHP). Fedor Holz was crushed by high roller and finished third in the event with 803,000, last year in the same event he won and finished in second position with $3.5 million.
The event SHRB started early afternoon with enthusiastic players, the majority of whom taking seats right at tip-off, but there were few like Phil Hellmuth who arrived only a bit late also there. The event featured an unusual structure of betting that called big blinds and for the normal smell, but also a big pot from the large blind that served to keep the chips combined into bigger denominations and also to keep things moving.
In the event Kaverman won two huge hands that ensured his lead. After then with aces he got sneaky, calling a raise from Cary Katz, leading to the flopping a full house. With the heart’s king-five Katz flopped trip kings and made his own full house on the turn.
After that, Kaverman competed with Igor Kurganov, against Kurganov, he made a straight with jack-nine of clubs, and hit two pair on the top with ace-queen. When Kaverman put Kurganov all in, he could not get away on the river.
Holz eliminated John Juanda in a pot of three-bet that saw Juanda get it in with the pair on the top on the turn, but Holz were there with a strong point and Holz flush draw.