The third tournament of the 2022 Super High Roller Series Europe has its winner, with Marius Gierse winning Event #3: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $432,000. Gierse topped the 64-entry field to get the victory.
Gierse entered Day 2 of the event dead last in chips with nine players remaining. Despite starting at the bottom of the table, Gierse was able to turn things around and go on to score a victory.
At the final table, Gierse battled with Danny Tang in heads-up play and came out on top. He also had to get through Jason Koon and Ali Imsirovic. Koon finished third and Imsirovic took fourth.
|2nd||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||$320,000|
|3rd||Jason Koon||United States||$208,000|
|4th||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$160,000|
Event #3 of Super High Roller Series Europe took place at Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa in North Cyprus. The final table was live-streamed on PokerGO’s YouTube channel. The tournament had a $25,000 buy-in and drew 64 entries to the felt, generating a prize pool of $1,600,000. The top 10 finishes reached the money, with all players to cash earning PGT leaderboard points in addition to their cash prize.
Although Marius Gierse began the final table with the shortest stack, he was pretty active early on and doing his best to fight for chips. After about an hour and a half of play, Gierse found a double up through Ali Imsirovic when his ace-king beat Imsirovic’s pocket nines.
After Sinan Unlu busted in ninth place, Andras Nemeth fell to Jason Koon in eighth place. Daniel Dvoress went out next, then Matthias Eibinger busted in sixth place.
Liviu Ignat fell in fifth place and Imsirovic went out in fourth to set up three-handed play between Gierse, Danny Tang, and Jason Koon. It was during three-handed play that Gierse found a double through Tang when his pocket kings beat Tang’s king-jack. Then Tang knocked out Koon in third place to set up heads-up play.
Gierse began heads-up play with the chip lead, as it was his 5,130,000 to Tang’s 2,875,000. From there, it was all Gierse and he worked towards sealing the victory.
On the final hand, Tang was all in preflop with ace-two against Gierse’s dominating ace-king. Tang flopped a flush draw but couldn’t improve and was left with a second-place result.
On the 2022 Super High Roller Series Europe leaderboard, Jason Koon climbed to fourth place with 700 points after his third-place finish in Event #3: $25,000 NL Hold’em. Andras Nemeth increased his point total to 738 points and still remains in second place. It remains Phil Ivey on top with 1,341 points.
The player that accumulates the most PGT leaderboard points throughout all events will win the Super High Roller Series Championship and a $25,000 championship bonus.
|1||Phil Ivey||United States||1,341|
|3||Winfred Yu||Hong Kong||700|
|4||Jason Koon||United States||700|
|5||Elton Tsang||Hong Kong||653|
|9||Lee Wai Kiat||Malaysia||567|
Ali Imsirovic finished in fourth place in Event #3: $25,000 NL Hold’em to add more points to his PGT leaderboard lead. Imsirovic now has 1,589 points from four victories and 15 cashes on the 2022 PokerGO Tour. He’s the current frontrunner by 214 points.
The top 21 players as ranked by the PGT leaderboard will receive an invite to the season-ending PGT Championship, which is a 21-player freeroll with a $500,000 winner-take-all top prize.
Note: PokerGO Tour leaderboard accurate at the date of this article.
Photo courtesy of Merit Poker.