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June 1 marked the start of the $102,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) Online on partypoker, the most anticipated and prestigious event at the ongoing series. In its live avatar, the event is considered as one of the marquee Super High Rollers held annually, and it never fails to attract the biggest names in the business. The online transition for the event didn`t tarnish that reputation as once again, the field was replete with some of the most elite players in the world.
The final entry count came in at 50 players, smashing the $3 Million prize pool guarantee to bits with a prize pool collection of $5 Million! This has made this event the fourth largest in SHRB history! The event will pay seven places with a min-cash worth $212,500. The eventual champion will walk away with a whopping $1.77 Million up-top prize money along with the coveted SHRB Championship Ring.
After almost nine hours of play, only 13 players managed to keep their hopes of winning the Championship Ring afloat. The frontrunner to win the $1.77 Million first-place prize is the SHRB London runner-up finisher Ali Imsirovic who will return for Day 2 with a massive 2,226,009 stack.
Bagged the chip lead in the Super High Roller Bowl! 13 left & 1.8m up top! Need some ??? tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/QhfiuwFt9h
— Ali (@aliImsirovic) June 2, 2020
Close on the coattails is David Peters (2,107,400) – the only other player to bag over 2 Million in chips on Day 1. Jon Van Fleet (1,628,488),
Linus Loeliger (1,605,617) and Dan Shak (1,523,954) will resume Day 2 play with the next top stacks.
There are other heavy hitters in contention as well, like Sam Greenwood (892,167), former SHRB champion Justin Bonomo (821,421), Michael Addamo (573,743), and GPI POY Alex Foxen (420,329).
But the majority of the field is out of the running. Artur Martirosian, who had received a free seat into the event after he overtook Viktor Blom in the SHRB Online leaderboard standings, was among those to fall out on Day 1.
Blom, who went on a tear at the series, winning an incredible three titles in under a week, couldn`t extend his winning form to a fourth title either and was among the 37 players to be eliminated on Day 1.
Stephen Chidwick, Mikita Badziakouski, Daniel Dvoress, Kristen Bicknell, Isaac Haxton, Christoph Vogelsang, Andras Nemeth, Timothy Adams, Dan Smith, Ole Schemion, Seth Davies, and Nick Petrangelo all featured on the Day 1 casualty list.
Jason Koon was the last one to bust on Day 1, and he exited at 14th place.
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1
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