(Las Vegas) – Day 3 of the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at the ARIA Resort & Casino sat 19 players to start the day and 11 eliminations later the final table is set for the $300,000 buy-in. Jake Schindler leads the field after finishing the day with nearly a quarter of the chips in play with 4.08 million.
Christoph Vogelsang forms the chase pack with 2.65 million and Byron Kaverman was the only other player to cross the 2 million-mark with 2.2 million. The next four players are bunched together with Stefan, Pratyush, Leon and Justin Bonomo jockeying for position. Jason Koon returns as the shortest stack with 685,000.
Both former champions of the event, Brian Rast and Rainer Kempe, were eliminated during the day’s action. Rast was the first elimination of the day when he moved in preflop with pocket sevens, Jake Schindler called with Kc Jc and flopped a jack to eliminate Rast.
Kempe busted late in the day but made a miraculous rally that just fell short. He was nearly felted, left with around 60,000 and ran it up to over 500,000. His final hand came when he shoved with pocket nines and Schillhabel called with tens. The board ran dry and we were guaranteed a new champion.
Daniel Negreanu was the shortest returning stack but got a level of play under his belt before busting. He was in a hand against Schindler on a board of Ad Kc 7d 2c and Negreanu three-bet shoved. Schindler called with Ac 2d which dominated Negreanu’s smaller two pair with Kh 2h. The river was a blank and Negreanu was eliminated.
Jason Mercier returned with less than the starting stack but managed to stave off elimination in the early goings by doubling up and winning a couple of pots. He moved in for his final 188,000 with Ac Th and Bonomo called with Kh Qs. The board ran Kd 9d 8d 5s Js and the pair of kings was enough to end Mercier’s day.
The top eight players cash in the event, though eighth place earns just 20% of buy-in, here’s what they’re playing for:
1st – $6,000,000
2nd – $3,600,000
3rd – $2,400,000
4th – $1,800,000
5th – $1,400,000
7th – $600,000
8th – $60,000*
*Originally the structure was scheduled to pay seven players, but eighth place receives the two non-refundable deposits that were forfeited when two players withdrew from the event.
Wednesday’s final table kicks off at 1 pm PT with the live stream airing exclusively on PokerGO on a 30-minute delay. The final table will play down until three players remain, finish for the night and then return on Thursday to crown a champion.
Hand updates are available on PokerNews.com that will not divulge any spoilers.
Final Table Chip Counts
1. Jake Schindler – 4,080,000
2. Christoph Vogelsang – 2,650,000
3. Byron Kaverman – 2,200,000
4. Stefan Schillhabel – 1,890,000
5. Pratyush Buddiga – 1,780,000
6. Leon Tsoukernik – 1,780,000
7. Justin Bonomo – 1,735,000
8. Jason Koon – 685,000