German poker player, Christoph Vogelsang won the Aria Super High Roller Bowl and the $6 million dollar grand prize. The Super High Roller Bowl is one the most lucrative tournaments and is by invitation only. The buy-in for this event is $300,000. It’s a field of today’s poker superstars and a couple of other high roller players. The tournament itself started with a field of 56 players and was a multiple day event.
Vogelsang’s other major win came at the 2014 Big One for One Drop where he took home third place for $10 million dollars. His total live event poker earnings are nearly $14 million dollars. And he is second in the German poker list for poker earnings.
The final day, it’s a three day event, had Vogelsang in second place. Jake Schindler was chip leader with Pratyush Buddiga in third. Pocket aces from Schindler knocked Buddiga out against his pair of eights. The heads up was set with Schindler holding a major lead but Vogelsang “chipped” away at Schindler’s lead.
The final hand of the tournament was Schindler calling with 8 and Jack of hearts. Vogelsang checked with 10 of spades and 7 of clubs. The flop brought 10 of clubs, 3 of hearts and 2 of diamonds. The turn brought a 7 of hearts and Schindler bet 400,000. Vogelsang with two pair raised. The river brought a 2 of clubs. Schindler went all in as did Vogelsang who won with a two pair.
In short, Schindler was called on his bluff. But the strategy highlights bluffing and chasing a flush that will be covered in poker strategies.
The results of the Super High Roller Bowl are:
- Christoph Vogelsang $6,000,000
- Jake Schindler $3,600,000
- Stefan Schillhabel $2,400,000
- Leon Tsoukernik $1,800,000
- Byron Kaverman $1,400,000
- Pratyush Buddiga $1,000,000
- Justin Bonomo $600,000