The prestigious Super High Roller Bowl series recently concluded its inaugural online edition on the partypoker platform featuring a combined guarantee of over $20 million in prizes. Drawing in the world’s top players, the festival of high-stakes No Limit Hold’em action hosted a total of 29 high-roller events which ran from May 23 – June 2, 2020. Highlighting event, $102,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl was the center of the esteemed series wherein American high stakes pro Justin Bonomo secured the coveted prize. A competitive point leaderboard topped by Russian pro Artur Martirosian awarded a free entry ticket to the Super High Roller Bowl Online as well as the overall series champion title.
Bonomo Scoops His Third Super High Roller Bowl Title
Justin Bonomo once again emerged victorious as he scooped up another Super High Roller Bowl title to add to his two previous wins already under his belt. Being the first player to be awarded with three SHRB titles, Bonomo topped the 50-player field and beat Australian pro Michael Addamo in heads up battle taking home $1,775,000 for his win. The outstanding player added the recent seven-figure score to his impressive record of SHRB earnings pushing it to over $12 million to date.
Entering the final table, Bonomo was only middle of the pack holding roughly 25 big blinds in comparison with chip leader Pauli Ayras who held 56 big blinds. The pressure was on for the tough final table with only seven of the players receiving a minimum payout of $212,500. First to go was Turkish pro Orpen Kisacikoglu who unfortunately ran ace-king to Addamo’s pocket kings from the big blind where the board was utterly of no help to Kisacikoglu and was eliminated for the bubble to the payout. Sam Greenwood was the next to go after doubling both Linus Loeliger and Bonomo for stacks and was left to cold-call Dan Shak’s shove from the small blind with pocket sevens to eventually send him to the rail after losing the flip to Shak’s premium ace-king.
The action did not take long to heighten as the pressure from the increasing blinds brought out aggressive plays. With Loeliger left with no choice but to go with ace-queen, Ayras’ ace-jack luckily hit top pair on the board of jack-high eliminating Loeliger in sixth place. Shak followed soon after ultimately losing his stack with pocket tens against Bonomo’s ace-king to put the latter for the chip lead. Being roughly close in chips to chip leader Bonomo, Addamo increased his aggression, shoving pocket fours against Ayras’ open only to bust out Ayras with ace-king. Shortly after, on a roll Addamo also sent David Peters to settle for third place with pocket tens to eventually enter the heads up battle against Bonomo at an almost 2:1 advantage.
With two sharks battling it out for the SHRB champion title, the heads up play presented high level gameplay with both players pulling correctly timed moves to gather up the crucial chips. After two hours of play and sharing five doubles between them, the final hand soon came up with Addamo limping pocket queens, enforcing opponent Bonomo to shove with king-five. A quick call from Addamo revealed an instant king on the flop and another king to follow on the turn with no help on the river to give Bonomo the final victory.
Super High Roller Bowl Payouts
|1||Justin Bonomo||United States||$1,775,000|
|3||David Peters||United States||$762,500|
|5||Dan Shak||United States||$325,000|
Blom Crushes Side Events – Falls Short to Martirosian who Wins Overall Series
Holding the lead in the points leaderboard for nearly the entire series, Swedish pro Viktor Blom almost sealed the deal for the overall series champion title after taking down three SHRB online series events and coming in runner-up for two more others. A combined profit of $1,552,025 almost gave Blom the victory until Russian pro Artur Martirosian caught up by the latter end of the series making three final table appearances to push him up right on top of Blom.
The final three events boosted Martirosian for the overall win making a total of 6 final tables across 27 events and cashing a massive $1,795,395 in combined earnings. The tight race against Blom required 23 year old Martirosian to finish at least top three in either one of the final two events to put him in the lead. A second and third place finish soon secured the young pro of the overall series title and a free entry to the anticipated SHRB online Main Event for the astonishing run.
“I am very happy, I spent a lot of effort, time, and emotions during this leaderboard race, but it all ended perfectly. Yes, I was not very lucky in the heads-ups stages, and every heads-up loss upset me, but everything was going great before that, so it would be ridiculous to complain. This is an excellent result, I plan to continue to play all these series and spend even more time working on a game outside the series”, said Martirosian in a statement.
|2020 Super High Roller Bowl Online Series Standings (FINAL)|