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Super High Roller Bowl Online: Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom The Biggest Winner After 12 Events

$12,975,000 In Prize Money Has Been Paid Out So Far, With 16 Events Yet To Play

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The 2020 running of the nosebleed-stakes Super High Roller Bowl tournament series was moved online to partypoker due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

A total of 29 events will take place as part of the inaugural SHRB Online, which runs from May 23 through June 1 and features buy-ins ranging from $10,000 all the way up to $100,000 marquee event. The series will also award rankings points to those that cash. The player who has accrued the most points after the first 27 tournaments will earn a free seat into the $3,000,000 guaranteed, $100,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max event.

The series features guaranteed prize pools for all 29 events, with more than $20 million in guaranteed prize money throughout the series. Below is a day-by-day look at the results from events 1 through 12.

Events 1-3

Saturday, May 23 saw two $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em events with $500,000 guarantees take place, along with a $25,500 buy-in event with a $1,000,000 guarantee. All three events ran over the course of two days, with the champions decided on Sunday, May 24. The first tournament was an eight-max tournament that attracted a total of 76 entries to create a prize pool of $760,000. The largest share of that money was awarded to eventual champion Jans Arends (pictured above, left) of the Netherlands. He took home $216,600 as the first-ever champion of an SHRB Online event. He overcame a stacked final table that included the likes of Ben Heath (2nd – $148,200), Alex Foxen (3rd – $102,600), and 2018 Card Player Player of the Year Jake Schindler (4th – $68,400).

The second event of the series was the $1,000,000 guaranteed $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max super high roller. With 54 entries the guarantee was surpassed by $350,000. In the end, it was American Christopher Hunichen (pictured above, center) who emerged victorious, earning $479,250 after defeating Viktor ‘Islidur1’ Blom heads-up for the title. Blom took home $320,625 as the runner-up, a score that he backed up with a number of other big cashes later on in the week. Canadian high-roller regulars Daniel Dvoress (6th – $67,500) and Timothy Adams (7th – $57,375) both secured their first final-table finishes of the series in this event as well.

The third and final event that kicked off on day 1 was another $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament. The $500,000 guarantee was beaten by $90,000 when 59 entries were made. Sergi Reixach (pictured above, right) came out on top, earning $191,750 after outlasting Mike Watson heads-up (2nd – $129,800).

Event 1 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Jans Arends $216,600
2 Ben Heath $148,200
3 Alex Foxen $102,600
4 Jake Schindler $68,400
5 Sergi Reixach $53,200
6 Niklas Astedt $41,800
7 Juan Pardo $34,200
8 Christopher Fraser $26,600

Event 2 – $25,500 NLH 8-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Chris Hunichen $479,250
2 Viktor Blom $320,625
3 Mark Davies $205,875
4 Vicent Bosca $131,625
5 Rob Lipkin $87,750
6 Daniel Dvoress $67,500
7 Timothy Adams $57,375

Event 3 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Sergi Reixach $191,750
2 Mike Watson $129,800
3 Andras Nemeth $87,025
4 Vicent Bosca $54,575
5 Juan Pardo $42,775
6 John O’Shea $33,925
7 Michael Addamo $28,025
8 Jonathan van Fleet $22,125

Events 4-6

The second flight of events kicked off on Sunday, May 24 and then saw their champions decided the following evening. Event 4 was the first $10,300 buy-in six-max no-limit hold’em event. With 106 total entries, the tournament more than doubled its $500,000 guarantee to create a final prize pool of $1,060,000. Mikalai Vaskaboinikau (pictured above, left) was awarded $293,090 as the eventual champion after he topped a tough final table that included Kristen Bicknell (2nd – $185,500), 2020 Poker Masters Online champion Alexandros Kolonias (3rd – $127,200), and Alex Foxen (5th – $66,250). This was Foxen’s second final table of the series.

The second $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event of the series also featured a six-max format. With 71 total entries, the $1,000,000 guarantee was outstripped by $775,000. Daniel Dvoress (pictured above, center) was the last player standing, defeating a star-studded final table to earn $613,987. Andras Nemeth, who has been one of the hottest players in the online high-stakes tournament world in recent months, cashed for $399,375 as the runner up. High roller regulars Fedor Holz (3rd – $213,000), Mikita Badziakouski (4th – $159,750), Dan Smith (5th – $115,375) and Nick Petrangelo ($79,875) all made their first final table appearances in this event.

The final event that got underway on May 24 was another $10,3000 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max tournament. As with the other two events of the day, the guarantee was easily surpassed, with $830,000 in total prize money awarded in the $500,0000 guaranteed tournament. Canadian World Series of Poker bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois (pictured above, right) came out on top, earning $259,629 after defeating Alex Foxen (2nd – $161,850) heads-up for the win. This was Foxen’s third final-table finish of the series. Dan Smith (3rd – $99,600), Nick Petrangelo (4th – $72,625), and Christopher Hunichen (6th - $35,275) all earned their second final-table showings in this event.

Event 4 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Mikalai Vaskaboinikau $293,090
2 Kristen Bicknell $185,500
3 Alexandros Kolonias $127,200
4 Darrell Goh $91,160
5 Alex Foxen $66,250
6 George Wolff $43,990

Event 5 – $25,500 NLH 6-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Daniel Dvoress $613,987
2 Andras Nemeth $399,375
3 Fedor Holz $213,000
4 Mikita Badziakosuki $159,750
5 Dan Smith $115,375
6 Nick Petrangelo $79,875

Event 6 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Pascal Lefrancois $259,629
2 Alex Foxen $161,850
3 Dan Smith $99,600
4 Nick Petrangelo $72,625
5 Sam Vousden $51,875
6 Chris Hunichen $35,275

Events 7-9

The seventh event of the series was a $500,000 guaranteed $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max event. With 90 entries, the final prize pool soared to $900,000. Luuk Gieles (pictured above, left) of the Netherlands emerged victorious in the end, defeating American George Wolff (2nd – $166,500) heads-up for the title. It was Wolff’s second final-table finish of the series. Jonathan van Fleet (6th – $45,000), Mikita Badziakouski (7th – $36,000), and John O’Shea (8th – $31,500) were all also at their second final table of this SHRB festival.

The third $1,000,000 guaranteed event of the series was another $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max tournament. The strong turnout of 68 entries meant that the prize pool swelled to $1,700,000. As a result, Dan Smith (pictured above, center) took home a healthy payday of $527,000 as the eventual winner. Smith defeated event #2 runner-up Viktor Blom heads-up for the title. The Swede earned $365,500 for his latest deep run. Alex Foxen secured $119,000 as the fifth-place finisher. This was his fourth final-table showing so far this series.

The ninth event of this series was another $500,000 guaranteed $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max tournament. There was a total of 75 entries to create a prize pool of three-quarters of a million dollars. The ultimate champion in this event was none other than Viktor Blom (pictured above, right), who finished runner-up in event 8 on this very same day. Blom earned $213,750 for the win after defeating Christoph Vogelsang (2nd – $146,250) heads-up for the title. George Wolff (4th – $67,500) and Dan Smith (8th – $26,250) earned their third final-table finishes, while Kristen Bicknell (5th – $52,500) secured her second.

Event 7 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Luuk Gieles $234,000
2 George Wolff $166,500
3 Ali Imsirovic $117,000
4 Pascal Hartmann $81,000
5 Mark Radoja $63,000
6 Jonathan van Fleet $45,000
7 Mikita Badziakouski $36,000
8 John O’Shea $31,500

Event 8 – $25,500 NLH 8-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Dan Smith $527,000
2 Viktor Blom $365,500
3 Artur Martirosian $238,000
4 Simon Higgins $153,000
5 Alex Foxen $119,000
6 Giuseppe Iadisernia $97,750
7 Orpen Kisacikoglu $80,750
8 Darrell Goh $63,750

Event 9 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Viktor Blom $213,750
2 Christoph Vogelsang $146,250
3 Arnaud Enselme $101,250
4 George Wolff $67,500
5 Kristen Bicknell $52,500
6 Mark Davies $41,250
7 Darrell Goh $33,750
8 Dan Smith $26,250

Events 10-12

Events 10-12 on the schedule all featured six-max formats. Event 10 was another $500,000 guaranteed, $10,3000 buy-in tournament. A turnout of 77 entries created a final prize pool of $770,000, with the lion’s share of that money going to eventual champion Vicent Bosca (pictured above, left). He earned $240,861 after defeating Matthias Eibinger (2nd – $150,150) heads-up for the title. Event 7 champion Luuk Gieles finished third for $92,400.

The $1,000,000 guaranteed $25,500 buy-in event of the day attracted 72 total entries, creating a $1.8 million prize pool. The top payout of $622,634 was ultimately awarded to three-time WSOP champion Justin Bonomo (pictured above, center). He defeated Artur Martirosian (2nd – $405,000) heads-up for the win.

The final six-max tournament of the day was the $500,000 guaranteed $10,3000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event. The 69-entry turnout created a $690,000 prize pool. partypoker Ambassador Ludovic Geilich (pictured above, right) triumphed over Alexandros Kolonias (2nd – $155,250) to earn the title and the top prize of $238,677 as the champion. This was Kolonias’ second final-table finish of the series.

Event 10 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Vicent Bosca $240,861
2 Matthias Eibinger $150,150
3 Luuk Gieles $92,400
4 Wiktor Malinowski $67,375
5 Mike Watson $48,125
6 Nick Petrangelo $32,725

Event 11 – $25,500 NLH 6-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Justin Bonomo $622,634
2 Artur Martirosian $405,000
3 Matthias Eibinger $216,000
4 Selhaddin Bedir $162,000
5 Wiktor Malinowski $117,000
6 Ali Imsirovic $81,000

Event 12 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max Final Table

Place Name Payout
1 Ludovic Geilich $238,677
2 Alexandros Kolonias $155,250
3 Seth Davies $82,800
4 Andrii Novak $62,100
5 Giuseppe Iadisernia $44,850
6 Jonathan van Fleet $31,050

With 12 of the 27 events leading up to the $100,000 buy-in now in the books, Viktor Blom is the current leader in the points race with 625 earned across three cashes. With a title and two runner-up finishes, Blom has accrued $899,875 in earnings so far this series. Dan Smith sits in second with $768,225 in cashes and 511 points across four cashes, while Daniel Dvoress’ $704,287 and 432 points is good for third place. Below is a look at the top ten on the points leaderboard heading into the later portion of the series.

Place Name Earnings Points Cashes
1 Viktor Blom $899,875 625 3
2 Dan Smith $768,225 511 4
3 Daniel Dvoress $704,287 432 3
4 Alex Foxen $449,700 402 4
5 Chris Hunichen $538,375 347 3
6 Andras Nemeth $486,400 327 2
7 Mikalai Vasskaboinikau $293,090 293 1
8 George Wolff $277,990 279 3
9 Pascal Lefrancois $259,629 260 1
10 Sergi Reixach $244,950 245 2