Russia's Artur Martirosian cashed eight times for nearly $1.8 million to secure the leaderboard title at the 2020 Super High Roller Bowl Online. Martirosian edged out Vitkor Blom, who won two titles down the stretch and finished second overall. Martirosian won Event #16 $10K NL 6-Max and finished second a couple other times to top the leaderboard.
The 2020 Super High Roller Bowl migrated online during the coronavirus outbreak. partypoker hosted the Super High Roller Bowl when the Aria and the rest of Vegas shut down due to the pandemic. The live SHR became on online high roller affair with the best of the best taking a shot at SHRB glory and cash.
Viktor "Isildur" Blom made a huge name for himself during the height of the online poker boom over a decade ago when the young Scandi came out of nowhere to make a huge splash at the virtual tables. Blom quickly rose to the top of the PLO nose bleed games where his identity had been a huge mystery.
The unmasked Blom still has his mojo in 2020. He had a stellar SHRB Online series and nearly won the top prize for leaderboard. Blom won two events and cashed in seven, but got edged out in overall points 1287 to 1114.
Blom won Event #14 $25K NL and Event #21 $10K NL. En route to a victory in Event #14, Blom outlasted a difficult final five that also included Mike ‘SirWatts' Watson, David Peters, Adrian Mateos, and Sam Greenwood.
In Event #21 $10K NL, Blom picked off Ike Haxton to secure the title. That tough as nails final table that also included Steve O'Dwyer, Mikita Badziakouski, Tim Adams, and Jake Schindler.
In Event #16, Artur Martirosian prevailed for a score worth nearly $235K. His final table included Chris Hunichen, Tim Adams, Michael Addamo, Dan Smith, and Sam Vousden.
In Event #23 $25K 6-Max, Martirosian found himself at the final table with Stephen Chidwick, Darrell Coh, Ike Haxton, Mikita Badziakouski, and Sergi Reixach. Stephen Chidwick took down the $25K 6-Max title and defeated Martirosian heads-up for the title. Martirosian banked $275K for the runner-up share and missed another title.
Martirosian was a bridesmaid once again when he lost heads up to Linus Loeliger in Event #26 $25K NL.
In Event #27 $10K NL, Martirosian went deep again but finished in third overall. Michael Addamo beat out Mikita Badziakouski to secure the victory.
By winning the leaderboard, Martirosian locked up a freeroll into the $100K SHRB balla event, which began on Monday.
Mikita Badziakouski cashed 10 times, but the BadManz only finished seventh on the 2020 SHRB Online leaderboard.
Kristen Bicknell and Dan Smith both cashed nine times, however, Bicknell finished sixth overall and Smith was third.
2020 Super High Roller Bowl Online
SHRB Online Final Standings:
1. Artur Martirosian $1,795,395
2. Viktor Blom $1,552,025
3. Dan Smith $1,037,019
4. Matthias Eibinger $821,391
5. Linus Loeliger $981,532
6. Kristen Bicknell $742,187
7. Mikita Badziakouski $679,845
8. Justin Bonomo $803,384
9. Vicent Bosca $630,716
10. Alexandros Kolonias $546,051