Michael Brinkenhoff Wins Venetian Las Vegas High Roller Event #6: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $105,800
Michael Brinkenhoff eliminated three of the final four players en route to the title and the first place prize of $105,800 in Venetian Las Vegas High Roller Event #6: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
Brinkenhoff got the eliminations flowing when he coolered Dylan Linde to burst the Event #6 Money Bubble five-handed. Linde moved all-in over the top of a raise and a call from the small blind with pocket kings only to see Brinkenhoff wake up with pocket aces in the big blind. An ace on the flop sealed Linde’s fate. Brinkenhoff crossed a million chips and took the chip lead for the remainder of the night.
A short time later, Brinkenhoff would cripple Anthony Hu when he flopped quad sixes. Brinkenhoff would seal Hu’s fate the next hand when his king-jack bested Hu’s jack-nine. A king on the flop sent Hu to the rail in fourth place for $23,000.
Three-handed play would be a slug fest as no one wanted to give an inch as chips flew back and forth between Brinkenhoff, Andrew Lichtenberger, and Shannon Shorr. Shorr and Lichtenberger sat virtually even in chips, but Shorr would slowly pull away as he would build a comfortable cushion on Lichtenberger.
Lichtenberger finally got his last 260,000 into the middle, holding ace-eight against Shorr’s queen-jack in a blind-on-blind battle, but a jack on the flop vaulted Shorr into the lead. Lichtenberger turned a straight draw, but the river bricked out, and Lucky Chewy walked away with a third place finish for $36,800.
Shorr and Brinkenhoff started heads-up action with nearly identical chip stacks, but the RevitaLash Cosmetics founder would stay hot, eventually pulling away when he got a big shove through on the river to take a commanding chip lead.
Shorr would double shortly thereafter, but the deck kept finding Brinkenhoff as Shorr moved all-in for his last 290,000, holding king-five against Brinkenhoff’s six-five of hearts. Three hearts on the flop left Shorr drawing dead, and he was eliminated in second place for $64,400.
The Venetian Las Vegas High Roller Event #6 Results
|1||Michael Brinkenhoff||United States||$105,800|
|2||Shannon Shorr||United States||$64,400|
|3||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||$36,800|
|4||Anthony Hu||United States||$23,000|
This tournament is part of the PokerGO Tour, with players earning points based on the amount they cash for. The full PokerGO Tour schedule can be found here, and the current PokerGO Tour leaderboard is available here.
The action continues tomorrow inside The Venetian Poker Room with cards expected to be in the air for Venetian High Roller Event #7 at 2 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 7, with the PGT Live Reporting Team on-site providing exclusive live updates throughout the event and the entire 2022 Venetian Las Vegas High Roller series.
15,000 / 30,000
Big Blind Ante
Michael Brinkenhoff opened to 60,000, and Shannon Shorr moved all-in for 290,000. Brinkenhoff called.
The flop fell , and Brinkenhoff flopped a flush leaving Shorr drawing dead before the and completed the board as Shorr was eliminated in second place for $64,400.
Michael Brinkenhoff opened to 60,000, and Shannon Shorr moved all-in for 425,000. Brinkenhoff called.
The board ran out , and Shorr turned a full house to double.
Michael Brinkenhoff opened to 60,000, and Shannon Shorr called.
The flop fell and Shorr checked. Brinkenhoff bet 50,000 and Shorr mucked, as he fell below 20 big blinds.
We picked up the action on the turn with the board reading , and Shannon Shorr bet 100,000 into a pot of roughly the same. Michael Brinkenhoff called.
The river completed the board, and Shorr bet 250,000. Brinkenhoff quickly moved all-in, having Shorr covered.
Shorr let out a big sigh, leaned back in his chair, used a time extension, and eventually tossed his cards into the muck.
Hand 1 – Michael Brinkenhoff limped the button, and Shannon Shorr checked the big blind.
The board ran out , and action checked through to the river. On the river, Shorr bet 115,000, and Brinkenhoff raised to 230,000. Shorr used a time extension and tossed his cards into the muck.
Hand 2 – The next hand, Shorr raised to 60,000 and Brinkenhoff called.
The flop fell and Brinkenhoff checked. Shorr bet 40,000 and Brinkenhoff called.
The dealer burned and turned the and action checked through.
The river completed the board, and Brinkenhoff bet 225,000. Shorr mucked and dropped below a million chips.
15,000 / 25,000
Big Blind Ante
We picked up the action on a flop of , and Shannon Shorr bet 25,000 from the big blind. Michael Brinkenhoff called on the button.
The dealer burned and turned the , and Shorr bet 75,000. Brinkenhoff called.
The river completed the board, and Shorr bet 165,000. Brinkenhoff called.
Shorr tabled for nine-high, and Brinkenhoff tabled for pocket jacks to collect the pot.
Shannon Shorr limped the button, and Michael Brinkenhoff raised to 90,000. Shorr called.
The flop fell , and action checked through.
The turn hit the felt, and Brinkenhoff checked. Shorr bet 70,000 and Brinkenhoff called.
The river completed the board and action checked through.
Brinkenhoff tabled for ace-jack high, but Shorr tabled for a pair of fours to collect the pot and draw first blood heads-up.
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