Jake Schindler went from one of the short stacks when the final table began to steamrolling his way to winning ARIA High Roller Event #18: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $310,500. Schindler’s biggest hand of the final table occurred when his pocket aces bested the king-ten of Daniel Negreanu and the ace-four of Johan Guilbert to secure the double knockout.
Schindler started the final table seventh in chips but found an early double when his jack-ten suited cracked the pocket kings of Ali Imsirovic and never looked back, eliminating four of the final eight players.
Event #18 saw a field of 27 entrants for a total prize pool of $675,000. Notable High Roller regulars Seth Davies, Stephen Chidwick, and Sean Perry were all eliminated before the money bubble burst when Chris Brewer ran his ace-queen in the pocket fours of Eric Worre.
Joining Schindler and Imsirovic at the final table were Worre, Negreanu, Guilbert, Brewer, Sam Soverel, and Sean Winter. Winter was the first fall when his ace-five ran into the ace-queen of Schindler.
Soverel was next to go when his flopped set of tens ran into a flopped set of jacks for Negreanu. Imsirovic followed shortly thereafter in sixth place when the ace-king of Worre cracked his pocket queens.
|ARIA High Roller Event #18:$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Results|
|Place||Name||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1st||Jake Schindler||United States||$310,500||186|
|2nd||Eric Worre||United States||$189,000||113|
Third times a charm for Schindler as he had previously finished in eighth place during Event #15 and sixth place in Event #17 earlier in the week. The win moves Schindler just shy of $26 million in career earnings placing him in 17th all-time, just behind Issac Haxton and Antonio Esfandiari.