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Jake Schindler, Daniel Colman and Rainer Kempe Win Latest Aria High Rollers

High Stakes Tournaments Attracted Solid Fields Over The First Weekend of March

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Every month the Aria Poker Room in Las Vegas plays host to a series of high-stakes tournaments. For March 2017 the events on offer were once again two $25,000 buy-in no-limit events and one $50,000 buy-in super high roller tournaments.

The first event of the weekend got underway on Thursday, Mar. 2 at 2 pm local time. A total of 33 entries were made in the $25,000 Aria High Roller 52, creating a prize pool of $792,000. The top five players made the money in this tournament, with the largest payout of $364,320 going to eventual champion Jake Schindler. This was his second final table of the year, having finished sixth in a $1,600 no-limit hold’em event in the Ventian DeepStack Extravaganza I just over a week earlier.

As the winner of this event Schindler scored 420 Card Player Player of the Year points. Third-place finisher Bryn Kenney earned $110,880 and 280 points. This was his seventh final table of the year, but it would not be his last.

The second $25,00 event, the Aria High Roller 53, attracted 31 entries to create a $744,000 prize pool. Once again the top five finishers made the money, and once again Bryn Kenney found himself at a final table. This time he finished fourth for $66,960 and 210 POY points. With eight final tables, 2,196 total points and $2,458,121 in year-to-date earnings Kenney now sits in third place on the overall POY leaderboard, which is presented in 2017 by Commerce Hotel & Casino.

Although Kenney’s accomplishment was impressive, it was Dan Colman who emerged victorious with the title in the end. This was his second win of the year, having taken down a $32,000 buy-in event at the Triton High Roller Series in February. For this latest win he earned $342,240 and 420 points. With 1,546 points and $1,916,548 in earnings so far in 2017 Colman now occupies the eighth-place spot in the POY rankings.

The final event of the weekend was the $50,000 buy-in Aria Super High Roller 16. With 24 total entries the tournament built a $1,152,000 prize pool. In the end 2016 Super High Roller Bowl champion Rainer Kempe returned to the winner’s circle at Aria, capturing the title and the top prize of $576,000.

The payouts and POY points from each of the weekend’s events can be found below:

Aria High Roller 52

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Jake Schindler $364,320 420
2 Claas Eyke Segebrecht $198,000 350
3 Bryn Kenney $110,880 280
4 Erik Seidel $71,280 210
5 Zachary Hyman $47,520 175

Aria High Roller 53

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Daniel Colman $342,240 420
2 Adrian Mateos Diaz $186,000 350
3 David Peters $104,160 280
4 Bryn Kenney $66,960 210
5 Erik Seidel $44,640 175

Aria Super High Roller 16

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Rainer Kempe $576,000 408
2 Jan Eric Schwippert $311,040 340
3 Sean Winter $172,800 272
4 Cary Katz $92,160 204