Mark it, Dude! Another high-roller victory for the Germans. Brian Rast won the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl back in 2015. Last year, German Rainer Kempe and Fedor Holz finished first and second in the SHRB. And now... ship it to Germany once again. Christoph Vogelsang won $6 million for a comeback victory over Jake Schindler at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas.
On Day 4, Jake Schindler went into the final table with a sizable chip lead. Action was paused with three to go and Jake Schindler still in front. On Day 3, Stefan Schillhabel was super short and did his best to ward off an early elimination. Despite doubling up, that's as high as the German would get before bowing out in third place for $2,400,000. That set up a rigorous 5-hour heads-up match between Jake Schindler and Christoph Vogelsang. When heads-up commenced, Schindler had almost twice as many chips as Vogelsang. During their lengthy bout, the lead changed too many times to count. When the dust settled, Vogelsang was the one last standing.
Jake Schindler busted in second place. His runner-up score was worth $3.6 million. Not too shabby, eh?
The $6M score thrusted Vogelsang into second place on the all-time German money list. First place? As if you had to ask... Fedor Holz. Vogelsang now has over $14M in career earnings.
The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria Casino attracted 56 high-balling runners. The total prize pool was nearly $17 million, with $6M set aside for first place. Only the top 7 places paid out and Jason Koon was the proverbial Bubble Brah. ZeeJustin busted first at the final table when he emo'd out in seventh place. Pratyush Buddiga locked up a seven-fgure score with a sixth-place finish. Byron Kaverman earned $1.4M for fifth place. Leon Tsoukernik from the Czech Republic busted in fourth place and took home $1.8M.