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 buy-in no-limit hold’em event on the eight-event schedule attracted a field of 81 entries, constructing a prize pool of $two,025,000. The biggest share of that money was ultimately 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 World Series of Poker. The victory enhanced his lifetime earnings to just shy of $1.3 million.
In addition to securing the income and the trophy, Guilbert was also awarded 672 Card Player Player of the Year points as the champion of this event. This was his 1st title and third POY-qualified final table of the year. With 1,048 total points, he climbed into a three-way tie for 113th place in the 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by International Poker.
Guilbert added 304 PokerGO Tour rankings points as properly, bringing his total to 501. As a outcome, he shot up the standings into 27th place on the leaderboard, with fie qualifying cashes this year totaling $728,850 in earnings.
The final day of this occasion began 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 completed ninth ($81,000) when his A8 ran into the KK 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 finish when his Jten failed to outrun the A9 of Selahaddin Bedir. Lefrancois cashed for $81,000 as the eighth-spot finisher. Guilbert earned one more knockout when his AQ held up against the Jfour of Saman Nakhjavani (7th – $101,250).
Ali Imsirovic was currently the points leader in each the POY race and the PokerGO Tour standings prior to the begin of this occasion. The 24-year-old Bosnian-born American poker pro had won nine titles and accumulated more than $three.1 million in earnings in POY-qualified heading into the SHRB Europe series. He produced the final table in this event, bringing his total to 21 on the year. He eventually completed sixth for $121,500 when his 77 couldn’t hold up against the 66 of Guilbert, who flopped a set. Imsirovic also earned an additional 224 POY points and 73 PokerGO Tour points, extending his benefit in each points races.
A battle of the blinds brought about the finish of David Stamm. Guilbert shoved from the tiny blind with J-10 and Stamm named from the massive blind with A-six. Guilbert rivered a pair of jacks to earn the pot and eradicate Stamm in fifth place ($162,000).
Christoph Vogelsang was left as the brief stack heading into four-handed action. He committed the majority of his stack preflop with KQ against the A9 of World Poker Tour champion Seth Davies. The rest went in on the Asixtwo flop, and Vogelsang was drawing dead following the 4 hit the turn. The six sent the 2017 SHRB champion to the rail with $202,500 for his fourth-location displaying.
In spite of scoring that knockout, Davies was still the shortest stack at the table. He ultimately got all-in with KK against the AJ 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 becoming relatively even. The two traded little leads before Guilbert opened up a sizable advantage by winning a large pot with prime pair against the second pair of Bedir. The short stack battled his way back into contention, but Guilbert remained ahead when the final hand was dealt.
Guilbert min-raised to 300,000 with A7 from the button. Bedir defended his massive blind with tenfive and the flop came down A74. Bedir verify-known as 225,000 with his flush draw and the turn brought the six, giving his additional outs to a straight. Bedir checked again and Guilbert bet 750,000 with his best two pair. Bedir check-raised all-in for around 3.three million. Guilbert called and the river was the ten, which locked up the pot and the title for Guilbert. Bedir earned $364,500 as the runner-up.
Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:
Winner photo offered by PokerGO News.