2018 Super High Roller Bowl

$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl
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2018 Super High Roller Bowl

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40,000 / 80,000

$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl

Dia 1 Concluído

Negreanu Destroys Day 1 of Super High Roller Bowl 2018

Nível 7 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

One of the most decorated players in history, Poker Hall of Famer and all-time winningest player Daniel Negreanu made a strong statement on Day 1 of the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl 2018: "I'm here to win this tournament."

Negreanu stormed through the first seven levels of play in the stylish PokerGO Studio just outside of the ARIA Resort & Casino, bagging an overwhelming chip lead.

The field of 48 players brought a mix of the world's elite players where Negreanu may be deemed an old-schooler. "Kid Poker," however, spent the vast majority of the last year adjusting to today's trends, working on his game to keep up with the pace of eager youngsters who spend endless hours with various game-solving programs.

The approach has been paying off for Negreanu so far. He claimed on PokerGO's original show "INSIDERS" that he won $1 million when he played his first event since he started exploring the new area of the game theory drill.

Now he's off to a fantastic start in the Super High Roller Bowl, a tournament he's called the most prestigious in the world. Negreanu is one of only 14 players who entered all four editions but he's failed to cash in previous years.

Bagging 1,618,000 tonight gets him closer to his first notch but there's still a ton of poker to be played before the final seven players split the $14.4 million prize pool. But it's a great base camp for Negreanu whose day in the office was almost inch-perfect. He has raced out front, more than 150 big blinds ahead of his nearest competitors.

Negreanu's rise to the top of the leaderboard started when he took a big chunk off Doug Polk on a double-paired board, getting the value with queens from Polk's tens.

"I really came in with a specific focus," Negreanu said. "Obviously, you know your table draw beforehand. I know that Doug on my left is trying to get under my skin and he's gonna try to throw me off my game. I'm a veteran at this, I'm not gonna be distracted."

Daniel Negreanu & Doug Polk
Daniel Negreanu & Doug Polk

Negreanu crossed 1 million in the fifth level. The only player who was chasing him for the lead was Kathy Lehne, fearless poker aficionado and the only female player in the field.

Lehne had a brilliant start to the event, causing the first elimination when 2015 champ Brian Rast bluffed off his stack in the opening level, running into Lehne's nut straight.

The race between Negreanu and Lehne for the overnight lead went into Negreanu's favor after he knocked out Andrew Lichtenberger with a nut flush over a set of fours to get himself a cushion at the top. Lehne eventually finished the day with 801,000, the sixth-biggest stack.

Jason Koon parked in second place after winning a huge coin flip, eliminating satellite qualifier Timofey Kuznetsov to soar to 986,000. Steffen Sontheimer is on his heels with 980,000 while other big stacks feature Stephen Chidwick (888,500), Bryn Kenney (852,500), Seth Davies (738,000), and Justin Bonomo (675,500). Defending champion Christoph Vogelsang has 232,500 and 2017 champ Rainer Kempe bagged 157,000.

Super High Roller bowl brings an interesting cross-over between generations of superstar players. Perhaps two of the most iconic heroes of different decades who demonstrate it the best are Fedor Holz and Phil Ivey. They'll both be back in action tomorrow as Holz finished with 522,500 while Ivey has 254,000.

Day 1 saw 18 players bow out, leaving 30 players in the competition ahead of Day 2. Those who fell included David Peters, Tom Marchese, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth, Isaac Haxton, Ben Tollerene, Erik Seidel and Igor Kurganov, among others.

Super High Roller Bowl 2018 continues Monday, May 28 at 12 p.m. PDT with the blinds of 2,000/4,000 and the big blind ante of 3,000.

Come back to PokerNews for the live updates as our team will be again on the ground to provide the coverage of the immense high stakes action.

Tags: Brian RastChristoph VogelsangDaniel NegreanuDoug PolkFedor HolzJason KoonKathy LehnePhil IveyRainer KempeStephen Chidwick

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts

Nível 7 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
1,618,000 68,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
WPT 2X Winner
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
986,000 36,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer
960,500 130,500
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
888,500 -11,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
852,500 7,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Kathy Lehne us
Kathy Lehne
801,500 -34,500
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
738,000 19,500
WPT 1X Winner
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
675,500 10,500
WSOP 3X Winner
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
634,000 54,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
564,000 67,500
WSOP 2X Winner
Brandon Adams us
Brandon Adams
532,000 87,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
522,500 147,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
499,500 -135,500
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
437,500 -17,500
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
410,500 -24,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Matt Hyman us
Matt Hyman
386,500 -43,500
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
334,000 -121,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
254,500 94,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
254,000 12,500
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
WPT 1X Winner
Markus Durnegger at
Markus Durnegger
251,000 -59,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
232,500 -42,500
Defending Champion
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
231,000 -134,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
203,000 -17,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
159,500 -13,500
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
159,500 -193,500
WSOP 2X Winner

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Koon Wins Massive Flip to Bust Kuznetsov

Nível 7 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Timofey Kuznetsov
Timofey Kuznetsov

Jason Koon in the small blind and Timofey Kuznetsov on the button engaged in a raising war that saw Koon put Kuznetsov at risk for about 300,000 preflop.

Jason Koon: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Timofey Kuznetsov: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

The race went to Koon as the board ran out {8-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
950,000 420,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Timofey Kuznetsov ru
Timofey Kuznetsov

Tags: Jason KoonTimofey Kuznetsov

Vogelsang Takes from Ruge

Nível 7 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante

Arne Ruge opened to 6,000 from the button and Christoph Vogelsang called in the big blind.

The flop landed {5-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{A-Spades} and Vogelsang check-called a bet of 3,500 from Ruge.

Both players checked the {7-Spades} on the turn, and when the river landd the {6-Clubs}, Vogelsang bet out 14,000 and Ruge used two time extension chips before folding.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
275,000 30,000
Defending Champion
Arne Ruge de
Arne Ruge
55,000 -7,500

Tags: Arne RugeChristoph Vogelsang

Davies Doubles Through Kempe

Nível 7 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante

On the live stream, Seth Davies bet about 60,000 on a {2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop and Rainer Kempe raised to 143,000. Davies shoved all in for about 100,000 more and Kempe called with {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Davies held {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and was primed for a double. The board ran out {2-Diamonds} and {a-Diamonds} and he got exactly that.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
718,500 271,000
WPT 1X Winner
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
236,000 -157,500

Tags: Rainer KempeSeth Davies