$500,000 Super High Roller Bowl
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$500,000 Super High Roller Bowl
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Brian Rast Leads $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl Final Table

[user153638] • Nível 17: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
Brian Rast
Brian Rast

The inaugural $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl started with 43 entrants, who created a prize pool of $21.5 million, but after two full days of play the field is down to the final seven. Each of the remaining players has locked up a minimum $860,000 payday, but each of them have their eyes firmly fixed on the $7.525 million first-place prize.

The man best positioned to make a run at the top prize is Brian Rast, who leads the final table with 7.98 million.

"I have a lot of chips, and I'm in a really good situation right now," Rast said at the end of the night. "My seat's not too bad, but there are a lot of good players. There are no amateurs. Hopefully I'll have some good luck and things will go well. Maybe I can take this big stack and win the tournament."

Rast is looking for the fourth seven-figure score of his career. His first came in 2011 when he won the World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players' Championship for $1,720,328, and then a year later he took sixth in the inaugural Big One for ONE DROP for $1,621,333. More recently, he took home $1,083,500 for winning the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic High Roller in December 2013.

Things heated up on Day 2 straight out of the gate when Igor Kurganov, the short stack at the start of play, got his stack all in holding the {k-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and was up against the {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts} of Scott Seiver. The board ran out {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{a-Hearts} and just like that Kurganov was flushed away.

As the day wore on, Kurganov, who went on to be a guest on the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, received company on the rail including Bobby Baldwin, Phil Galfond, Andrew Lichtenberger, Sam Trickett, Ben Sulsky, Daniel Colman, Jason Koon, David "Doc" Sands, Daniel Negreanu, and Andrew Robl, who finished as the bubble boy.

Robl's demise came in Level 17 (30,000/60,000/5,000) when action folded to him on the button and he raised to 160,000. Rast pushed back with a big three-bet to 445,000 from the small blind, and Robl announced that he was all in for right around 2.35 million. Rast snap-called.

Rast: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Robl: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

It was a classic race, but Robl was the one that needed to improve. The {j-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop actually have Rast a set, but all hope was not lost for Robl, who picked up a gutshot Broadway draw. The {K-Hearts} turn was no help to Robl, and neither was the {9-Hearts} river.

Robl fell in eighth place as the bubble boy, while the final seven players, bagged and tagged for the night.

"It's a little bittersweet because Andrew is a friend of mine," Rast said after the hand. "It's always tough busting a good friend when you know it's painful for them. It comes along with what we do. My heart goes out to my friend Andrew on that one, but we're all playing poker, and that's what happens."

The $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl Final Table

SeatPlayerCountBig Blinds
1Brian Rast7,980,000133
2Scott Seiver3,950,00066
3Erik Seidel1,930,00032
4Connor Drinan1,295,00022
5Timofey Kuznetsov1,725,00029
6David Peters3,015,00050
7Tom Marchese1,705,00028

The third and final day will kick off at 2:00 p.m. local time on Saturday. The fireworks are sure to fly on the fourth of July, so be sure to join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team then as we bring you all the action and eliminations on the way to crowning the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl champion.

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Andrew Robl Bubbles $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl

[user153638] • Nível 17: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
Andrew Robl is the bubble boy.
Andrew Robl is the bubble boy.

Action folded to Andrew Robl on the button and he raised to 160,000. Brian Rast pushed back with a big three-bet to 445,000 from the small blind, and Robl announced that he was all in for right around 2.35 million. Rast snap-called.

Rast: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Robl: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

It was a classic race, but Robl was the one that needed to improve. The {j-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop actually gave Rast a set, but all hope was not lost for Robl, who picked up a gutshot Broadway draw. The {K-Hearts} turn was no help to Robl, and neither was the {9-Hearts} river.

Robl fell in eighth place as the bubble boy, while the final seven players, who are guaranteed at least $860,000, will bag and tag for the night. Stay tuned for update counts and a recap of the day's action.

Brian Rast us 7,980,000 2,685,000
Andrew Robl us Eliminado

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PokerNews Podcast Episode #312: High-Stakes Wizardry feat. Igor Kurganov

donpeters • Nível 17: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
Igor Kurganov
Igor Kurganov

Rich Ryan rejoins the crew, as does the brilliant Igor Kurganov to talk about the $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl at ARIA, no-limit hold'em strategies, life strategies, and so much more.

You can subscribe to the entire iBus Media Network on iTunes here, or you can access the RSS feed here. The PokerNews family of podcasts is now available on Stitcher.

Tags: Igor KurganovPokerNews Podcast

Nível:
17
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
5,000

Chip Counts

[user153638] • Nível 16: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
SeatPlayerCount
1Andrew Robl2,405,000
2Brian Rast5,295,000
3Scott Seiver3,950,000
4Erik Seidel1,950,000
5Connor Drinan1,035,000
6Timofey Kuznetsov1,745,000
7David Peters3,205,000
8Tom Marchese1,815,000
Brian Rast us 5,295,000 295,000
Scott Seiver us 3,950,000 -150,000
David Peters us 3,205,000 -195,000
Andrew Robl us 2,405,000 -200,000
Erik Seidel us 1,950,000 -50,000
Tom Marchese us 1,815,000 -185,000
Timofey Kuznetsov ru 1,745,000
Connor Drinan us 1,035,000 15,000

Short Break

[user153638] • Nível 16: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The final eight players are now on a short break. We'll have updated chip counts for you shortly.

Lamb Led to the Slaughter

[user153638] • Nível 16: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

Scott Seiver opened for 125,000 from middle position only to have Ben Lamb three-bet shove for 595,000 from the hijack. Timofey Kuznetsov then four-bet all in over the top from the small blind for about 1.1 million, Seiver folded, and Lamb discovered the bad news.

Kuznetsov: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Lamb: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

Lamb was in dire straits, and he'd received no help as the board ran out a clean {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}.

"Good game, guys," Lamb offered before taking his leave in ninth place.

Timofey Kuznetsov ru 1,745,000 1,080,000
Ben Lamb us Eliminado

Tags: Ben LambScott SeiverTimofey Kuznetsov

Drinan Flips for His Tournament Life

[user153638] • Nível 16: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Connor Drinan open-jammed for 450,000 from middle position and David Peters called from the cutoff. The rest of the field folded and it was off to the races.

Peters: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Drinan: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Drinan was the one at risk and in need of help, which he found on the {2-Spades}{7-Clubs}{j-Spades} flop. Neither the {2-Diamonds} turn nor {5-Diamonds} river changed a thing, and Drinan was shipped a double.

David Peters us 3,800,000 -675,000
Connor Drinan us 1,020,000 570,000

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