The high roller action at the newly formed PokerStars Championship tour built nicely for the $25,000 Single-Day High Roller with re-entry event in Panama. The event drew 44 entries, with 11 firing a second time and had a 30-second shot clock for the event to move along. British pro Stephen Chidwick won the event for $366,500, crossed the $7 million career earnings mark and earned his 20th career high roller cash.
Koray Aldemir finished runner-up for his fourth six-figure cash since booming on the scene in the 2016 WSOP $111,111 One Drop High Roller where he finished third for $2.15 million. Aldemir is confirmed for the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl and has $4.7 million in earnings to date.
The field built a $1.07 million prize pool for the final six players – a final table that featured two Germans, two Italians, a Canadian and Chidwick as the lone Brit. Germans Aldemir and Oliver Weis did better collectively than Italians Mustapha Kanit and Dario Sammartino.
Adams, the only player from across the pond at the final table, has had an impressive run earning $480,600 since January. He made five final tables in six results – all with a buy-in of $25,000 or higher in three different countries.
Erik Seidel bubbled the event, missing out on a chance to gain ground on the idle Daniel Negreanu on the All-Time money list. Winner of the Super High Roller Ben Tollerene took a couple shots in the event. Other players that re-entered were Bryn Kenney, Daniel Dvoress, David Dayan, Justin Bonomo, Leo Fernandez, Mike Watson, Orpen Kiscikoglu and Sam Greenwood.
Final Table Payouts
1. Stephen Chidwick – $366,500
2. Koray Aldemir – $253,340
3. Mustapha Kanit – $161,700
4. Oliver Weis – $123,980
5. Dario Sammartino – $97,020
6. Timothy Adams – $75,460
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