Santhosh Suvarna is now a two-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner. On Sunday, June 23, Suvarna won the ultra high-stakes $250,000 Super High Roller at the 2024 WSOP for $5,415,152. Suvarna topped a field of 75 entries and had to overcome the powerful Ben Tollerene who dominated much of the final table with a big chip lead.

In November 2023, Suvarna earned his first WSOP gold bracelet when he won the WSOP Europe €50,000 NL Hold'em Diamond High Roller for €650,000.

After Tollerne knocked out Adrian Mateos in 10th place, he took a big chip lead into the final table. He maintained that lead all the way to heads-up play, and that's when he took on Suvarna. It was Suvarna who busted Chris Hunichen, winner of the 2024 WSOP $100,000 High Roller, in third place and that allowed Suvarna to close the gap entering heads-up play.

Tollerene began the final duel with 64,000,000 in chips to Suvarna's 48,500,000. After the two exchanged some blows, a huge clash happened with Suvarna flopped a jack-high straight and Tollerene turned two pair. An overbet jam came from Suvarna on the river, Tollerene called it off, and Suvarna rocketed to a a 10-to-1 chip lead. From there, Tollerene managed one double up, but that's all he could manage.

On the final hand, Tollerene moved all in with the for six big blinds. Suvarna called with the . Although Tollerene stayed ahead on the flop and turn, the spiked on the river to give Suvarna the victory. Tollerene was forced to exit in second place for $3,537,135.

2024 WSOP Event #55: $250,000 Super High Roller Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Santhosh Suvarna India $5,415,152 800
2nd Ben Tollerene United States $3,537,135 600
3rd Chris Hunichen United States $2,397,312 500
4th Matthias Eibinger Austria $1,688,278 450
5th Chalie Hook United States $1,237,296 400
6th Taylor von Kriegenbergh United States $945,219 284
7th Jeremy Ausmus United States $754,052 226
8th Mikita Badziakouski Belarus $629,407 189

Suvarna's victory for his second WSOP bracelet moves him to 12th on the PGT leaderboard with 847 PGT points from his two cashes. Ben Tollerene's runner-up finish sees him climb to 25th on the PGT leaderboard with 632 PGT points. Chris Hunichen added a third-place finish to his win the $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller, and now sits fifth on the PGT leaderboard with 1,050 PGT points. Matthias Eibinger sits 46th overall on the PGT leaderboard with 450 PGT points, while fifth-place finisher Chalie Hook is in 55th with 400 PGT points.

Taylor von Kriegenbergh is now 37th on the PGT leaderboard with 551 PGT points following his second cash of the series, while seventh-place finisher Jeremy Ausmus rises into third on the PGT leaderboard with 1,247 PGT points from his 13 cashes this season. Sean Winter's ninth-place finish sees him move to 40th on the PGT leaderboard with 528 PGT points, while Phil Ivey sits 27th overall with 611 PGT points from six cashes.

PGT Leaderboard Top 10

Rank Player PGT Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1st David Coleman 1,336 4 12 $1,052,369
2nd Dylan Weisman 1,301 3 12 $1,331,099
3rd Jeremy Ausmus 1,247 0 13 $3,202,886
4th Aram Zobian 1,131 2 11 $1,000,090
5th Chris Hunichen 1,050 1 2 $5,235,701
6th Chance Kornuth 1,041 0 4 $2,385,298
7th Nick Schulman 1,035 1 9 $1,912,611
8th Viktor Blom 1,000 0 3 $2,291,709
9th Jesse Lonis 953 1 11 $1,149,706
10th Daniel Negreanu 945 1 13 $825,528

These are the leaderboard standings as of Sunday, June 23, 2024. The complete and current PGT leaderboard is at pgt.com/leaderboard.

The next eligible WSOP event to earn PGT points is Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship, beginning on June 23. Following that will be Event #66: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship on June 26, followed by Event #72: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship on June 28. The final two PGT-qualifying events for June will be Event #73: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller on June 29, and then Event #74: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship on June 30.

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