Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 3:34 pm
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Six players are still alive at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas for the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl. The $300,000 buy-in SHR affair attracted 48 runners. First place was guaranteed to win $5 million, with the top 5 places paying out at least seven figures. Defending champion Christoph Vogelsang is still alive, albeit as the short stack. Mikita Badziakouski bagged up the chip lead, with Daniel Negreanu and Justin Bonomo right behind. Jason Koon and Nick Petrangelo round out the final table.

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And then there were six. The 2018 Super High Roller Bowl attracted the top super-ballas in the game. The Aria Casino on the Strip hosted this annual pre-WSOP pilgrimage of high rollers. The usual cast of Germans were in attendance along with the top sharks in North America. In total, 48 runners took a shot at the $300,000 buy-in SHR Bowl title this year. The $15 million guaranteed prize pool also had a $5 million first-place prize.

Six players remain in the SHR Bowl including the defending champ, German pro Christoph Vogelsang. The champ will have a lot of work ahead of him because he limped into the final table with a short stack. Nick Petrangelo is the other short stack.

Jason Koon, fresh off his victories at the SHR Triton Series in Montenegro, is still alive. He bagged up 4/6 to end the night, but he's still in the hunt.

There's three big stacks with at least 4M, including chip leader Mikita Badziakouski with 4.2M. Justin Bonomo is third overall with a shade under 4M. Daniel Negreanu bagged up an even 4M, which was good enough for second overall.

British pro Steve "Stevie444" Chidwick bubbled off the final table in seventh place. Only the top 8 players cashed. Seth Davies busted in eighth place for a min-cash.

All the cheesecake is at the final table, with the biggest slice up top. $5 million gets awarded to the champion. Who's gonna take it down? Second place gets a decent score worth $3 million. And fifth place walks away with at least seven figures, with sixth banking $900K.

2018 SHR Bowl resumes on Wednesday in Las Vegas. You can stream the final table via the subscription service for PokerGO starting at 4pm ET or 1pm PT a.k.a. Vegas time.

2018 Super High Roller Bowl

Buy-in: $300,000

Players: 48

Payouts: 8

Prize Pool: $15,000,0000

 

Final Table Chip Counts:

1. Mikita Badziakouski 4,205,000

2. Daniel Negreanu 4,000,000

3. Justin Bonomo 3,965,000

4. Jason Koon 1,185,000

5. Nick Petrangelo 600,000

6. Christoph Vogelsang 445,000

 

Final Table Payouts:

1. $5,000,000

2. $3,000,000

3. $2,100,000

4. $1,600,000

5. $1,200,000

6. $900,000

7. Stephen Chidwick $600,000

8. Seth Davies $90,000

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