Welcome back to The Star Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, for the conclusion of Super High Roller Bowl Australia with the five-handed final table playing down to crown the ninth Super High Roller Bowl champion.
Over the past week, the Australian Poker Open crowned seven winners while it would be Stephen Chidwick collecting the Australian Poker Open Championship on the back of his win in Event #5, runner-up finish in Event #3, and fourth-place finish in the Main Event. Once the Australian Poker Open wrapped up, the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Australia took center stage.
A total of 16-entrants would take a seat on Day 1 to create the AU$4,000,000 prize pool that will pay the top three places; AU$640,000 for third-place, AU$1,200,000 for second-place, and AU$2,160,000 for first-place along with the title of Super High Roller Bowl Australian champion.
Just five players remain heading into the final day of play, and it is Elio Fox holding the chip lead with 1,337,000 in chips. Fox finished in seventh-place in Event #1 of the Australian Poker Open and will be chasing his third biggest career score behind his 2011 WSOP Europe Main Event win, and his 2018 WSOP $100,000 High Roller runner-up finish. If Fox can collect the Super High Roller Bowl Australia title, he will move to 38th on the United States All Time Money List.
Second in chips is Australian Kahle Burns with 951,000 in chips. Burns was dealt a cruel elimination on the bubble of the Australian Poker Open Main Event losing kings to the queen-eight of eventual champion Michael Addamo. The past 13 months has seen Burns win over $6 million in tournaments around the world, and currently sits in second place on the Australian All Time Money List, and 97th on the All Time Money List. In 2020, Burns has already collected a first-place and second-place finish in the $25,000 Super High Roller and $10,000 High Roller at partypoker MILLIONS UK in Nottingham before winning the Aussie Millions AU$100k Challenge for AU$1,746,360 the next week.
Canada’s Timothy Adams sits third on the leaderboard with 793,000 in chips. Adams won Event #3 of the Australian Poker Open for AU$416,500 and if he can add a second victory to his resume, he will move to over $20 million in lifetime tournament earnings and move to 26th on the All Time Money List.
Fourth in chips is Aaron Van Blarcum with 568,000 in chips. Van Blarcum has one cash at the Australian Poker Open with a sixth-place finish in Event #3, but his last six months have seen him win over $3.2 million which includes a Season XVIII WPT Legends of Poker title, a second-place finish in the partypoker MILLIONS World Bahamas, a first-place in the $25,000 Bellagio High Roller, a second-place in the $50,000 Bellagio High Roller, and then just last week Van Blarcum finished second in the Aussie Millions AU$100k Challenge. During the Australian Poker Open finished in sixth-place in Event #3 and second-place in the Main Event.
Rounding out the final table is Cary Katz with 356,000 in chips and is in contention to join Justin Bonomo as two-time Super High Roller Bowl champions following his victory last year at Super High Roller Bowl London – his biggest career score of £2,100,000. Katz has amassed over $26.6 million in lifetime tournament earnings, and with a victory, he can move into 13th place on the All Time Money List ahead of Antonio Esfandiari.
|1||Elio Fox||United States||1,337,000|
|3||Cary Katz||United States||356,000|
|5||Aaron Van Blarcum||United States||568,000|
(The button is on Aaron Van Blarcum and there is 60:00 remaining in Level 13 with blinds at 5,000-10,000 and a 10,000-big blind ante.)
The Super High Roller Bowl Australian final table begins at 2 p.m. (AEST) on Monday, February 2, with action continuing until the ninth Super High Roller Bowl champion is crowned. Follow every hand when the PokerGO coverage begins at 9 p.m. (PT) / Midnight (ET) on Sunday, February 2.
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