A familiar face has been crowned in the WSOPE €25,000 Super High Roller event as Dan Shak won the title.
Only a field of 21 players accumulated for the event but it was filled with the best of the bests in the business. Well-known players like Steffen Sontheimer, Bryn Kenney, Ole Schemion and Timothy Adams showed up amongst others to play.
The players and organizers have agreed to speed up the tournament by starting on blind Level 3. (300/600) and reducing the levels to 30 minutes, with a 20-minute break after every four levels.
The players reached the bubble on the 16th blind level of 10,000/20,000/3,000 when Argentina’s Ivan Luca busted in 5th place. Luca raised to 30,000, Bryn Kenney moved in from the small blind for around 240,000. Luca snap called with :Ac:As against Kenney’s :7d:7c. However, on the :9h:8d:3s:6d board Kenney had several outs and managed to hit the :7s on the river sending Luca to the rail.
The game remained four-handed until the following hand. Steffen Sontheimer raised to 45,000 and Dan Shak called from the big blind. He checked the :Ad:Ks:2s flop. Sontheimer continued with a bet of 25,000 and Dan moved in. Steffen snap-called with the nuts holding :Ah:Ac while Shak showed :7s:5s for a flush draw. The :3s on the turn improved his hand to a flush and Steffen couldn’t hit any of his outs to beat it.
Sontheimer eliminated in 4th place taking home €67,555.
After a short break, the game continued. Bryn Kenney shoved for his remaining 390,000 from the big blind holding :Ah:3d and Shak called from the big with :7s:7d.
Shak took down the pot on the :Jc:Tc:4h:7h:Ts board and Kenney walked to the cage to collect his €85,238.
A few hands later Dan shoved from the button and after counting down his stack Badziakouski called with :Kc:Qd. Shak showed a dominated hand of :Ks:Js but managed to out-flop Mikita on the :Jh:5s:3h flop. The :8d turn and the :7s river didn’t help the Belarussian cash game pro and Shak won the tournament.
1. Dan Shak €210,112
2. Mikita Badziakouski €129,860
3. Bryn Kenney €85,238
4. Steffen Sontheimer €67,555