Johan Guilbert Wins Super Higher Roller Bowl Europe $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament

Johan Guilbert Wins Super High Roller Bowl Europe $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament

A second trophy has been awarded at the 2021 Super Higher Roller Bowl Europe. The lone $25,000 purchase-in no-limit hold’em occasion on the eight-event schedule attracted a field of 81 entries, creating a prize pool of $two,025,000. The biggest share of that funds was eventually awarded to French poker pro Johan Guilbert, who took house $506,250 for the win.

This was the biggest live tournament score of Guilbert’s profession, blowing away the $128,042 he earned as the runner-up in the $3,000 acquire-in no-limit hold’em shootout event at the 2019 Planet Series of Poker. The victory enhanced his lifetime earnings to just shy of $1.three million.

In addition to securing the cash and the trophy, Guilbert was also awarded 672 Card Player Player of the Year points as the champion of this occasion. This was his initial title and third POY-certified final table of the year. With 1,048 total points, he climbed into a 3-way tie for 113th spot in the 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by Worldwide Poker.

Guilbert added 304 PokerGO Tour rankings points as effectively, bringing his total to 501. As a result, he shot up the standings into 27th location on the leaderboard, with fie qualifying cashes this year totaling $728,850 in earnings.

The final day of this occasion started with ten players remaining. Stephen Chidwick was the very first to fall when his pocket fives failed to hold up against the K-Q held by two separate opponents. The bracelet winner and 2019 Player of the Year award winner earned $60,750. Vladi Chaoulov finished ninth ($81,000) when his AHeart Suit8Heart Suit ran into the KSpade SuitKDiamond Suit of Guilbert. The pocket pair held up and Guilbert took a sizable lead into the official eight-handed final table.

Bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois’ run came to an end when his JDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit failed to outrun the AClub Suit9Spade Suit of Selahaddin Bedir. Lefrancois cashed for $81,000 as the eighth-location finisher. Guilbert earned another knockout when his ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit held up against the JSpade SuitfourDiamond Suit of Saman Nakhjavani (7th – $101,250).

Ali ImsirovicAli Imsirovic was already the points leader in both the POY race and the PokerGO Tour standings prior to the begin of this event. The 24-year-old Bosnian-born American poker pro had won nine titles and accumulated much more than $three.1 million in earnings in POY-qualified heading into the SHRB Europe series. He created the final table in this occasion, bringing his total to 21 on the year. He in the end completed sixth for $121,500 when his 7Spade Suit7Heart Suit couldn’t hold up against the sixSpade SuitsixHeart Suit of Guilbert, who flopped a set. Imsirovic also earned an additional 224 POY points and 73 PokerGO Tour points, extending his benefit in both points races.

A battle of the blinds brought about the end of David Stamm. Guilbert shoved from the modest blind with J-ten and Stamm named from the massive blind with A-six. Guilbert rivered a pair of jacks to earn the pot and get rid of Stamm in fifth spot ($162,000).

Christoph Vogelsang was left as the short stack heading into 4-handed action. He committed the majority of his stack preflop with KHeart SuitQHeart Suit against the ADiamond Suit9Heart Suit of Planet Poker Tour champion Seth Davies. The rest went in on the ASpade SuitsixHeart SuittwoDiamond Suit flop, and Vogelsang was drawing dead soon after the 4Diamond Suit hit the turn. The 6Club Suit sent the 2017 SHRB champion to the rail with $202,500 for his fourth-spot showing.

Regardless of scoring that knockout, Davies was nevertheless the shortest stack at the table. He at some point got all-in with KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit against the ADiamond SuitJSpade Suit of Bedir, who flopped an ace and held from there. Davies earned $243,000 as the third-spot finisher.

With that Bedir entered heads-up play against Guilbert with stacks being comparatively even. The two traded modest leads prior to Guilbert opened up a sizable advantage by winning a huge pot with leading pair against the second pair of Bedir. The quick stack battled his way back into contention, but Guilbert remained ahead when the final hand was dealt.

Guilbert min-raised to 300,000 with ASpade Suit7Heart Suit from the button. Bedir defended his massive blind with tenClub SuitfiveClub Suit and the flop came down ADiamond Suit7Club Suit4Club Suit. Bedir check-named 225,000 with his flush draw and the turn brought the 6Spade Suit, providing his extra outs to a straight. Bedir checked once more and Guilbert bet 750,000 with his best two pair. Bedir verify-raised all-in for around 3.three million. Guilbert named and the river was the tenSpade Suit, which locked up the pot and the title for Guilbert. Bedir earned $364,500 as the runner-up.

Here is a appear at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Spot Player Earnings POY Points PokerGO
1 Johan Guilbert $506,250 672 304
2 Selahaddin Bedir $364,500 560 219
3 Seth Davies $243,000 448 146
4 Christoph Vogelsang $202,500 336 122
5 David Stamm $162,000 280 97
six Ali Imsirovic $121,500 224 73
7 Saman Nakhjavani $101,250 168 61
8 Pascal Lefrancois $81,000 112 49

Winner photo offered by PokerGO News.