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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


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