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. (more…)
For those who have been following the 888Live London Poker festival, the first day of the festival saw thirteen levels on the first day itself.
There were 249 entries on the first day and about 700 entries across all categories. On the first day Paul Skipper won maximum chips and it was a day that was packed with action. About 438500 chips were bagged on the first day with him. However, he had strong competition as well. Competitors like Steve Watts, Reza Fazeli and Charles Akadiri also summed up high numbers. The final day plays promised to be exciting for day 2.
About 43 players survived by Day 1c. Hence, about 108 players only made it on the first day. There were several pro players who missed the boat such as Sin Menis Melin, Paul Romain and Chris Moorman. There were other players who were more fortunate in order to avoid being eliminated. Skipper on the other hand, remained in a comfortable position throughout. He was not the only player in a comfortable position. Andy Wool took on a pre flop position with a standard hand. He bet about 12000 into a pot of 16000. Reza was also able to double up at the right moment. He was able to use his aces against the eights of Svetlin Ivano’s. Fazeli was able to reach a level of 125000. He trebled the amount by the time the last hands were played. (more…)