2015 Super High Roller Series

Super High Roller Cash Game
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Day 2 of Super High Roller Cash Games Comes to an End

Day 2 of Super High Roller Cash Game wrapped up after 170 hands. While television producers didn't release official numbers, the biggest winner of the game was Scott Seiver, who won nearly $700K. Likewise, Paul Newey had a good night winning nearly $300,000.

On the flip side, Australian pot-limit Omaha pro Matthew Kirk lost big, just like he did on the first day, while Patrik Antonius also dropped a $250,000 buy-in.

The Super High Roller Cash Game will air on NBC Sports Network later this year, so be sure to check your local listings.

Remember, the Super High Roller Cash Game will continue on Wednesday as a new lineup of players takes to the felt. The game is expected to last from 2 p.m. through 2 a.m., so be sure to join us then to follow the action in the live blog. You can also watch the action on the Poker Central channel on Twitch.

The Biggest Pot of the Super High Roller Cash Game Thus Far

Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

The largest pot of the Super High Roller Cash Game thus far just went down.

It began when Andrew Robl raised to $2,400 and Daniel Colman three-bet to $8,500 from the cutoff. Scott Seiver then four-bet to $24,000 from the button, Robl folded, and Colman five-bet to $70,000. Seiver called, the flop came down {9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}, and Colman bet $50,000. Seiver called and the bet $120,000 after Colman checked the {3-Hearts} turn.

Colman made the call, and then checked for a second time when the {8-Diamonds} completed the board on the river. Seiver took his time before moving all in, which was effectively a bet of $343,000 as that's the amount Colman had backed.

Colman was feeling the pressure and hit the tank.

"Kings?" he asked aloud. "I have aces. You wouldn't play ace-king like that."

Colman seemed a bit tortured, but eventually released his hand, which allowed Seiver to chip up to $865,000!

Tags: Daniel ColmanScott Seiver

Antonius Coolered

Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius

Paul Newey opened to $2,500 under the gun and got two calls before Patrik Antonius made it $12,000 to go from the cutoff. Newey four-bet to $36,000 after the blinds mucked, and Antonius thought a bit and put $64,000 in. Newey jammed for approximately $190,000 effective, and Antonius quickly called.

Antonius: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Newey: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

"Nice hand," Antonius said softly.

The players agreed on two run outs, but neither helped Antonius as the first came {5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and the second {9-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}.

"OK, that's it," Antonius said, indicating he was done as he sent his remaining stack to his British foe. Newey now has $724,000.

Tags: Patrik AntoniusPaul Newey

Kirk Salty; Opts for Second PLO Flip Against Robl

Matthew Kirk
Matthew Kirk

After being bluffed by Andrew Robl, Matthew Kirk was vocally salty.

"How could you do that?" he asked. Kirk, who stated he didn't want to come back to the game after dinner, was apparently upset that Robl had talked him into it and then had the gall to bluff him like he did.

Robl offered him the chance to do another pot-limit Omaha flip for his stack, and Kirk accepted for his last $90,000 or so.

Each player was dealt four cards facedown, and then the dealer put out the {8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop and {3-Diamonds} turn before Scott Seiver instructed her to put the river facedown. Kirk and Robl then began to peel their hands. While we didn't get a good look at their cards, we do know neither player made much. Heading into the river, all Kirk had was a pair of threes, which was good as Robl held what appeared to be {k-}{q-}{j-}{6-}.

Robl could win it with a lot of cards, and the {6-Hearts} river was one of them. Kirk quickly collected his bag and made a beeline for the exit, which prompted a short break in the cash game action.

Colman vs. Trickett: One Rivers Quads

Daniel Colman
Daniel Colman

Five players put in $2,500 each preflop and took a flop of {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. Scott Seiver checked from the small blind, Sam Trickett bet $6,000 from the big, and two other players folded. Daniel Colman then flatted from the button, Seiver got out of the way, and it was heads-up action to the {A-Hearts} turn.

Trickett was first to act and wasted little time in betting $22,000, which elicited another call from Colman. After the {7-Clubs} completed the board on the river, Trickett fired out $35,000 and Colman thought for a few moments before raising to $100,000 straight. Trickett wasted little time in making the call, but was left shaking his head when Colman tabled the {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} for quads.

Trickett fell to $410,000 after the hand, while Colman, one of the game's biggest winners, brought his stack up to $591,000.

Tags: Daniel ColmanSam Trickett

Faulty Deck

Doug Polk
Doug Polk

Doug Polk opened for a raise and got a call from big blind Daniel Colman, who quickly check-folded the flop.

A non-descript hand for sure, except for one minor detail: the flop had {a-}{q-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. Players are reconstructing the hand to give everyone their money back and there's going to be a short break.

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Dinner Break Interview w/ Sam Trickett

Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett

On the dinner break of the Super High Roller Cash Game at ARIA, we caught up with Sam Trickett to get his thoughts on the game thus far.

It's been a relatively slow day for the Brit, but that doesn't mean he isn't having fun. In fact, he's quick to point out that Aussie Matthew Kirk adds a special element to the game.

"Aussie Matt, I've been playing with him all week," Trickett explains. "I've literally had 45 minutes sleep in the last three days because I've been playing with Aussie Matt all week. He's great for the game. He never stops talking as well, so he's always entertaining. He gives good action, and everyone wants to play with the guy who gives good action. He can be dangerous if he gets some cards. As you've seen already, he's willing to gamble, which makes for an exciting game I guess."

While Trickett didn't make an appearance on Day 1 of the Super High Roller Cash Game, that doesn't mean he wasn't in action elsewhere in the building.

"I've been playing in the ARIA, $500/$1,000 PLO or $300/$600/$1,200," Trickett reveals. "Been a pretty good game, big swings. Not real huge pots, but just a lot of people are buying in for 100-200 big blinds. It's still been good fun."

Obviously all the cash game action has cut into Trickett's usually busy tournament schedule, which is why he's been noticeably absent from the 2015 World Series of Poker for most of the summer.

"In the past I've always played the WSOP," says Trickett. "Probably on average played 20 events a year at the WSOP, but this year I've played just one, the ONE DROP. I'm just concentrating on cash games, and I'm doing really well in the cash games. Tournaments are just starting to bore me a little bit if you want the truth, feels a bit like a grind. I like the freedom cash games give you to play whenever your want and leave whenever you want."

Trickett may not be as visible as he's been in past years, but he does intend to play the $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl on Thursday, a tournament PokerNews will be live reporting.

"It's my birthday as well, so hopefully I'll have some birthday luck," Trickett says with a laugh. "I also have to play the WSOP Main Event."

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Four Fades for Kirk

Matthew Kirk
Matthew Kirk

Scott Seiver raised to $4,000 in the cutoff, and Paul Newey made it $11,000 in the small blind. Doug Polk called from his left, and Matthew Kirk came along from the straddle. Seiver called as well, making it four to an {8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop. Polk bet $28,000 after Newey checked, and both Kirk and Polk called. The pot had now ballooned to about $130,000, and Polk decided to just jam for $277,000 on the {4-Clubs} turn. Kirk called right away for his last $94,000, and Seiver tanked awhile and folded.

Kirk: {4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Polk: {9-Spades}{7-Spades}

Polk had a big combo draw but Kirk had turned two pair for a decent lead. The players decided to run it four times. Amazingly, Polk bricked all four as {k-Diamonds}, {5-Hearts}, {k-Hearts}, and {10-Clubs} hit the board in succession. Kirk is suddenly healthy again with $320,000.

Tags: Doug PolkMatthew KirkPaul NeweyScott Seiver

Seiver Three-Bombs Kirk

Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

Scott Seiver raised to $5,600 from middle position with the straddle on, and Doug Polk called from the button. Matthew Kirk kicked it up to $20,000, and Seiver four-bet it to $75,000. Kirk called after Polk mucked, and the two saw a {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{k-Spades} flop. Kirk checked, and Seiver opted for a smaller bet of $45,000. Kirk checked the {2-Clubs} and then called $70,000. The {10-Hearts} completed the board, and Seiver put Kirk all in this time for his last $120,000. Kirk folded, and Seiver dragged the massive pot, one of the biggest of the session at nearly $600,000, without a showdown.

Tags: Doug PolkMatthew KirkScott Seiver