This article is written by Tim Duckworth for Poker Central’s Super High Roller Bowl V Live Reporting.
Welcome back to the ARIA Resort & Casino and the PokerGO Studio for Day 2 of the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl V.
The fifth edition of the Super High Roll Bowl saw a 36-player field take a seat on Monday where the prize pool eclipsed $10 million and first prize would be set at $3,672,000 along with the coveted Super High Roller Bowl ring and title of Super High Roller Bowl V Champion joining previous winners Brian Rast (2015), Rainer Kempe (2016), Christoph Vogelsang (2017), and Justin Bonomo (2018).
Unfortunately Kempe and Vogelsang found themselves on the rail along with 2017 Poker Masters Purple Jacket winner Steffen Sontheimer, 2017 Super High Roller Bowl runner-up Jake Schindler, Super High Roller Bowl V Satellite winner Dominik Nitsche, Poker Central founder Cary Katz, and high roller regulars Bill Klein and Ben Yu. With just 27 players bagging their chips in the early hours of Tuesday morning, it would be Rick Salomon collecting the chip lead as he finished with 806,000 in chips; more then double the average stack. Salomon was the only player to instantly use his two add on chips at the start of the day. That decision and some aggressive play has him in the drivers seat heading into Day 2.
On Salomon’s heels include three players that have had immense success in these high roller tournaments. Ali Imsirovic won the 2018 Poker Masters Purple Jacket and is looking to add a ring to his trophy case as he finished with 661,000. Behind him is 2018 Super High Roller Bowl runner-up Daniel Negreanu who ended with 623,000 and can easily attribute a huge river fold to Mikita Badziakouski as a potential catapult to his end-of-day finish. Sitting in fourth overall is U.S. Poker Open Champion Stephen Chidwick who was the shortest stack in the final level, but after winning two big hands against aces, he ended with 553,000.
Super High Roller Bowl V Top Ten Chip Counts
1. Rick Salomon – 806,000
2. Ali Imsirovic – 661,000
3. Daniel Negreanu – 623,000
4. Stephen Chidwick – 553,000
5. Nick Petrangelo – 460,000
6. Seth Davies – 445,000
7. Adrian Mateos – 378,000
8. Bryn Kenney – 371,000
9. David Peters – 344,000
10. Sean Winter – 339,000
Following a tweak in the structure on Day 1, players will have one more level to use their add on chips. Following this level, time banks will also be reset as Tournament Director Paul Campbell made the decision to alter the plan for the day, but not the tournament parameters.
Day 2 will be nine 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break after two levels or until the final table of seven players is reached.
The cards are expected to be in the air for the Super High Roller Bowl V at 5 p.m. ET with the Poker Central team providing continuous live updates to coincide with the exclusive live stream available on PokerGO which will begin at 6 p.m. ET.
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