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The stakes were doubled for the sixth event of the Super High Roller Series as Artur Martirosyan followed his eighth-place finish in Event #4 with a win in Event #6: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $1,400,000. The Russian now eclipses $2.7 million in lifetime tournament earnings, with this being his fourth career win that is more than triple his previous best score of $495,000 at the partypoker MILLIONS Sochi Super High Roller Series last year.

The Merit Poker presents Super High Roller Series Europe is sponsored by Luxon Pay and GGPoker and features the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl Europe as the main attraction. Events will be streamed for free on PokerGO. The series takes place at Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa in North Cyprus. All events are part of the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate, with players earning points based on the amount they cash for. The full PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate schedule can be found here and the current leaderboard is available here.

Event #6: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em attracted 35 entrants and created a prize pool of $3,500,000 that paid the final five players. Timothy Adams, Jake Schindler, Ali Imsirovic, Bryn Kenney, Seth Davies, Christoph Vogelsang, Stephen Chidwick, Mikita Badziakouski, and Phil Ivey before Day 1 ended with seven players and Martirosyan holding more than double his nearest rival.

Michael Zhang was the first to fall losing a race with ace-queen against Martirosyan’s pocket tens. Martirosyan continued to build his chip stack before he eliminated Chris Brewer on the money bubble when his nine-three connected for two pair on the river against Brewer’s ace-king after all the money went in preflop. With the final five players now in-the-money, Viacheslav Buldygin fell in fifth before Selahaddin Bedir and Johan Guilbert exited within a few hands of each other as Martirosyan entered heads-up play with 6.2 million of the 7 million chips in play.

Peters found two doubles, and then a third resulted in him taking the chip lead. Martirosyan fought back to take back the lead, before Peters snatched it back. Another lead change saw Martirosyan hit the front before the final hand would see him shove ace-four as Peters called all-in with pocket sevens. An ace landed on the flop to eliminate Peters in second-place, as Martirosyan was crowned the Event #6 champion and collected $1.4 million in prize money.

Super High Roller Series Europe Event #6 Payouts
Place Name Prize PokerGO Tour Points
1st Artur Martirosyan $1,400,000 400
2nd David Peters $910,000 273
3rd Johan Guilbert $560,000 168
4th Selahadding Bedir $385,000 116
5th Viacheslav Buldygin $245,000 74

As a result of this event’s conclusion, Peters has moved into the top ten on the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate leaderboard. Peters sits with 1,146 points from his three wins and eight cashes, and has amassed over $2.1 million in PokerGO Tour earnings. Bedir moves to 17th place from his three Super High Roller Series Europe cashes, while Guilbert climbs to 20th place, and Martirosyan moves to 32nd.

PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate Leaderboard
Rank Name Points Wins Cashes Earnings
1st Ali Imsirovic 2,673 9 23 $3,378,460
2nd Sean Perry 2,021 5 18 $2,890,698
3rd Sam Soverel 1,646 3 17 $2,446,251
4th Sean Winter 1,614 2 16 $2,633,320
5th Cary Katz 1,505 2 18 $2,517,330
6th Chris Brewer 1,365 2 17 $2,064,020
7th Andrew Moreno 1,200 1 1 $1,460,105
8th Clayton Maguire 1,200 0 1 $1,443,757
9th Toby Lewis 1,200 0 1 $1,235,204
10th David Peters 1,146 3 8 $2,106,870

Note: Leaderboard accurate as of date of article.

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