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.

2022 Super High Roller Series Europe Event #3 Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Marius Gierse Germany $432,000
2nd Danny Tang Hong Kong $320,000
3rd Jason Koon United States $208,000
4th Ali Imsirovic Bosnia and Herzegovina $160,000
5th Liviu Ignat Romania $128,000
6th Matthias Eibinger Austria $96,000
7th Daniel Dvoress Canada $80,000
8th Andras Nemeth Hungary $64,000
9th Sinan Unlu Turkey $64,000
10th Sirzat Hissou Germany $48,000

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.

Gierse’s Road To Victory in Event #3

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.

2022 Super High Roller Series Europe Leaderboard Top 10

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.

Rank Player Country Points
1 Phil Ivey United States 1,341
2 Andras Nemeth Hungary 738
3 Winfred Yu Hong Kong 700
4 Jason Koon United States 700
5 Elton Tsang Hong Kong 653
6 Mikita Badziakouski Belarus 633
7 Tom Vogelsang Netherlands 616
8 Laszlo Bujtas Hungary 606
9 Lee Wai Kiat Malaysia 567
10 Ivan Leow Malaysia 537

More PGT Leaderboard Points for Imsirovic

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.

2022 PokerGO Tour Leaderboard

Rank Name Points Wins Cashes Earnings
1st Ali Imsirovic 1,589 4 15 $2,463,700
2nd Isaac Kempton 1,375 0 3 $1,297,464
3rd Phil Ivey 1,341 1 4 $2,240,100
4th Alex Foxen 1,295 2 12 $1,629,002
5th Tony Sinishtaj 1,250 1 1 $1,655,952
6th Sean Winter 1,217 2 10 $1,855,100
7th Sean Perry 1,147 2 11 $1,615,508
8th Nick Petrangelo 1,119 3 5 $2,189,800
9th Jeremy Ausmus 1,049 2 9 $1,216,100
10th Alex Livingston 886 0 5 $917,599

Note: PokerGO Tour leaderboard accurate at the date of this article.

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