PokerGO is the home of the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl and with this year’s event not beginning until Sunday, that gives you a few days to catch up on the last two years of action. Both the 2015 and 2016 events are available on-demand and ready to be binge-watched exclusively on PokerGO. Next up, last year’s $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl.
#5. We knew Phil Galfond was good we just didn’t know he was this good. Both Galfond and Phil Laak turn straights but Laak has the best of it with jack-ten and somehow, Galfond gets away from it. Unfortunately, that genius play didn’t mean Super High Roller Bowl success, as Galfond and Laak missed the money.
#4. In a matchup of 2015 final tablists, David Peters goes for value on the river against defending champion Brian Rast. The King attempts to play the role of hero with king-high but he runs into a full house and his attempt at back-to-back Super High Roller Bowl titles runs off course
#3. Televised poker was made for Phil Hellmuth or maybe Phil Hellmuth was made for televised poker. Either way, the Poker Brat was in rare form throughout the entire Super High Roller Bowl but it was the normally quiet Fedor Holz that had the line of the tournament.
#2. That same Fedor Holz had a chance to win the Super High Roller Bowl against countryman Rainer Kempe but he couldn’t find a king on the flop turn or river to score the knockout. Instead, Kempe won the hand and then the title, along with a $5 million prize.
#1. The hand of the tournament and potentially the cooler of the year. Dan Smith flops a set of sixes but Rainer Kempe flops a set of eights on the bubble of the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl. Kempe doubles up and Smith is left short before bowing out one spot short of the money in cruel fashion.
While those are our Top 5 Moments from the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl, you can relive all the action exclusively on PokerGO. Subscribe now and then make sure you follow this year’s event from start to finish beginning Sunday, May 28th.