Igor Kurganov raised under the gun to 2,500 and Sean Winter called in the big blind.
The flop landed and Winter checked to Kurganov who continued for 2,500. Winter responded with a check-raise to 8,000, and Kurganov called.
The turn fell the and Winter led out for 16,000. Kurganov raised to 38,000, and Winter mucked.
Dominik Nitsche opened to 2,500 from under the gun, and Dan Smith called next to act. Mikita Badziakouski and Brian Rast called in the blinds, and the dealer spread a flop.
Action checked to Smith who bet out 3,500 and Badziakouski was the only caller as both players checked the on the turn.
The river landed the and Badziakouski bet out 12,000. Smith called, and then tabled his to chop with Badziakouski’s .
Sean Winter raised on the button and Seth Davies called out of the big blind. The flop was and Davies checked. Winter bet 2,500 and Davies check-raised to 7,500. Winter quickly called.
They both checked the turn and the came on the river. Davies bet 7,000 and Winter called. Winter showed and Davies mucked his hand.
“You pipped me, man,” said Winter as Davies collected the pot.
Ali Imsirovic opened to 2,500 in the cutoff and Mikita Badziakouski called on the button, as did Dominik Nitsche in the big blind.
The flop landed and action checked through to reveal the on the turn.
Nitsche led out for 10,000 and Imsirovic called as Badziakouski folded.
The river fell the and Nitsche bet 35,000. Imsirovic started to deliberate, and then eventually tossed in a 60-second time bank.
With his time about to expire, Imsirovic announced he was all in for 78,500 and Nitsche didn’t take too long before calling.
Imsirovic tabled his for a flopped full house, and Nitsche tabled his and immediately asked for a 100,000-chip add on.
The players are in their seats and what was originally a 35-player field is now a 36-player field with the last-minute addition of Rick Salomon. Salomon, a former actor and producer, is but is now a regular in the high-roller fields. He’s earned just shy of $10 million in live tournaments, almost exclusively in the game’s biggest buy-ins.
Last July, he finished fourth in the $1 million Big One for One Drop at the World Series of Poker, cashing for $2,840,000. He is seated in between Justin Bonomo and Steffen Sontheimer, while at the same table as Daniel Negreanu. Cards are about to get in the air and the live stream will start within the first few levels of the day.
Relive the Big One for One Drop on PokerGO right now.
Big Blind Ante
|Super High Roller Bowl V Day 1 Seat Draw|
|1||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom|
|2||Dan Cates||United States|
|5||Bill Klein||United States|
|6||David Peters||United States|
|7||Alex Foxen||United States|
|2||Ben Tollerene||United States|
|3||Ben Yu||United States|
|4||Sean Winter||United States|
|7||Seth Davies||United States|
|1||Phil Hellmuth||United States|
|2||Isaac Haxton||United States|
|6||Nick Petrangelo||United States|
|7||Bryn Kenney||United States|
|1||Jason Koon||United States|
|3||Cary Katz||United States|
|5||Sam Soverel||United States|
|2||Dan Smith||United States|
|3||Jake Schindler||United States|
|4||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|7||Brian Rast||United States|
|1||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom|
|2||Justin Bonomo||United States|
|3||Rick Salomon||United States|
The start time of Super High Roller Bowl V has been pushed back.
Players are continuing to trickle into the PokerGO Studio, and cards are expected to be in the air shortly.
In anticipation of the start of Super High Roller Bowl V, let’s meet some of the players. The most notable first-timer in today’s field will be the No. 1 on the 2018 Player of the Year ranking as well as the overall Global Poker Index ranking, Alex Foxen.
At the start of 2018, the casual poker fan had little to no reason to be aware of the name Alex Foxen, but less than 12 months later there’s little reason not to be aware of his impressive rise on the poker ranks.
Having cashed for nearly $4.5 million since the start of the year and claiming the No. 1 spot on the Player of the Year race, Foxen has arrived and today he’ll be making his debut in the Super High Roller Bowl.
Foxen’s very excited to make his debut at the purple felt today, as winning this tournament would be the pinnacle for him as a player.
“This tournament definitely has a lot of prestige. It’s like a little bit different than the others. It’s a cool experience to play a buy-in this size no matter where it is but this one is extra prestigious, that’s for sure.”
“As a tournament poker player, winning this one is the pinnacle when it comes to single tournament results. It would be an extremely special one to win. It’ll be hard for any tournament other than maybe the WSOP Main Event to feel better to win.”
Welcome to the ARIA Resort & Casino and the PokerGO Studio for the inaugural Poker Central Live Reporting coverage of the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl.
Since 2015, four editions of the Super High Roller Bowl have been contested during the action-packed summer of poker in Las Vegas. In a decision to shake up the poker calendar going forward, the Super High Roller Bowl will now find its permanent home in the winter and cap off the High Roller year following marquee events of the U.S. Poker Open in February and the Poker Masters in September.
About the Super High Roller Bowl V announcement, Sam Simmons, Poker Central President, said “In its first five years of existence, Super High Roller Bowl has grown into one of the most exclusive and highly coveted poker championships in the world as the pinnacle of the High Roller Triple Crown. We’re proud to celebrate that milestone in December, as we implement changes that will continue the success of the event for many years to come.”
Since the debut of the Super High Roller Bowl in 2015, $67.7 million in total prize money has been awarded to 26 players from seven countries. In the inaugural year where the buy-in was $500,000, Brian Rast overcame a 43-player field and defeated Scott Seiver heads-up to capture the $7,525,000 first prize. In 2016 the buy-in was lowered to $300,000 and it would be Rainer Kempe topping the 49-player field after defeating fellow countryman Fedor Holz for the $5,000,000 first prize.
The German dominance continued in 2017 when Christoph Vogelsang won the largest Super High Roller Bowl to date of 56 players when he defeated Jake Schindler heads-up to capture the $6,000,000 first prize. Earlier this year, Justin Bonomo topped the 49-player field and defeated Daniel Negreanu heads-up to take home the $5,000,000 first prize.
Coming into today, 34 names have been announced for Super High Roller Bowl V. The full list of names is available right here.
In a slight twist to the structure for Super High Roller Bowl V, players will begin with three 100,000-chip bullets that must be redeemed by the end of Day 1 and will give players essentially three entries. Each player will have 30 seconds to act on their hand, and they will each receive five 60-second time banks each day.
Day 1 will be nine 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break after every two levels, while Day 2 will play nine levels or down to the final seven players. Day 3 will see the Super High Roller Bowl V Champion crowned.
The cards are expected to be in the air for the Super High Roller Bowl V at 5 pm ET with the Poker Central team providing continuous live updates to coincide with the exclusive live stream available on PokerGO.
Stay tuned right here to PokerCentral.com for the exclusive live coverage of all the Super High Roller Bowl V action from the PokerGO studio. New to PokerGO? Subscribe right now to not miss a minute of the action.
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