Just seven players remain in the $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl Europe, with American Jake Schindler leading the way into the third and final day of play. The top five places will make the money, with a $3,200,000 first-place prize on offer.
With seven players remaining and the top five spots making the money, a $560,000 money bubble looms for Day 3. Joining Schindler in advancing are Paul Phua, Christoph Vogelsang, Teun Mulder, Ali Imsirovic, Timothy Adams, and Michael Addamo.
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The 2022 Super High Roller Bowl Europe attracted a field of 32 entries and generated a prize pool of $8,000,000. All players to make the money in the event will earn PGT leaderboard points in addition to their cash prize. The winner of the 2022 Super High Roller Bowl Europe will earn 600 PGT leaderboard points.
Early eliminations on Day 2 included Elton Tsang, Benjamin Heath, Artur Martirosyan, and Phil Ivey. Ivey, who won Super High Roller Series Europe Event #4 for $640,000, went out at the hands of Danny Tang when Tang’s ace-queen found a queen on the river to beat Ivey’s pocket eights. Ivey remains the current frontrunner of the Super High Roller Series Europe leaderboard, but he will have to take to the remaining events on the schedule in order to build upon his lead.
After that, Marius Gierse, who won Super High Roller Series Europe Event #3 for $432,000, went bust, and then the likes of Laszlo Bujtas, Stephen Chidwick, Viacheslav Buldygin, and Cary Katz hit the rail. Gierse was knocked out by Jake Schindler, whereas Bujtas, Chidwick, Buldygin, and Katz were all eliminated by Paul Phua. Katz’s elimination sent the field down to nine players.
When the players joined to one table of nine, Phua was in the lead and Michael Addamo was the shortest stack. Addamo quickly found a double-up through Ali Imsirovic, leaving Sam Greenwood as the short stack. Greenwood then lost nearly all of his chips against Schindler and was left with the amount of just one small blind – 6,000. Greenwood battled back to more than 100,000 in chips before Phua knocked him out in ninth place. Tang then busted in eighth, running pocket sevens into Christoph Vogelsang’s pocket kings.
There was a lot of jockeying for position during seven-handed play, including Addamo doubling through Imsirovic and Schindler making a straight against Phua to move into the chip lead. Vogelsang took some chips from Schindler right before play closed out for the day, but Schindler was able to maintain the chip lead entering Day 3.
Timothy Adams, Christoph Vogelsang, and Michael Addamo have each won Super High Roller Bowl events in the past, and Adams has won two of them. If Adams goes on to win, he’ll join Justin Bonomo as the only players with three Super High Roller Bowl titles.
Adams won Super High Roller Bowl Australia and won Super High Roller Bowl Russia back-to-back in 2020. Vogelsang was the winner of Super High Roller Bowl III in Las Vegas, and Michael Addamo won the most recent Super High Roller Bowl event prior to this one, Super High Roller Bowl VI in Las Vegas. When Vogelsang won his SHRB title, he defeated Jake Schindler in heads-up play.
Day 3 of Super High Roller Bowl Europe begins at 1 p.m. local time on Friday, April 15, at the Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa in North Cyprus. A live stream of the event will begin starting at 7 a.m. ET (4 a.m. PT) on PokerGO’s YouTube channel.
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