Phil Ivey Wins 2021 Super Higher Roller Bowl Europe $25,000 Get-In Quick Deck Poker Tournament
Phil Ivey secured his 1st reside poker tournament title of 2021 by tearing his way by means of a stacked final table to emerge victorious in the Super Higher Roller Bowl Europe $25,000 purchase-in quick deck event. The 10-time Planet Series of Poker bracelet winner dominated down the stretch, securing the final four knockouts to lock up the $408,000 very first-location prize. The 44-year-old Poker Hall of Fame member increased his career tournament earnings to much more than $31.2 million with this win, putting him 12th on poker’s all-time funds list.
Prior to this win, Ivey’s last recorded money in an open occasion came in March of 2020, when he produced 4 cashes for practically $1.7 million in the span of a week at the
MILLIONS Super High Roller Sochi, one particular of the last high roller series to run just before the reside poker that lasted considerably of last year. Ivey did have one win because then, in a higher-stakes invitational event. He topped a field of 32 entries in a $25,000 heads-up occasion, defeating fellow high-stakes legend Patrik Antonius in the finals.
In addition to the title and the income, Ivey was also awarded a bevy of rankings points for his victory in this occasion. He locked up 420 Card Player Player of the Year points, and 245 PokerGO Tour points. This was his 1st certified score for either points race. This win alone should be enough to move him inside attain of the prime 50 on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard.
The final day of this occasion started with Stephen Chidwick leading the seven remaining players, with Chris Brewer in second chip position and Ivey on the next-largest stack. Erik Seidel, fresh off of securing his ninth WSOP bracelet, finished seventh for $48,000. A player identified only as ‘Santi’ was the subsequent to fall, with his QJ operating into the AQ of Chidwick, who flopped trip aces to take a commanding lead. Santi failed to find any assist on the turn or river and was eliminated in sixth spot ($72,000).
Ivey surged into the lead throughout 5-handed play thanks to a double-up with pocket aces. Ivey’s hand held up against the AQ of Brewer, who fell to the bottom of the chip counts. Brewer got all-in not lengthy right after that with A9, but was unable to outrun Ivey’s QQ. Brewer earned $96,000 for his 12th POY-qualified final-table finish of 2021. The score helped him move inside the top 20 in the POY race. He also secured 58 PokerGO Tour points. He remains in ninth place on that leaderboard.
Ihor Shkliaruk’s run in this event came to an finish when his AQ clashed with the AK of Ivey, who created kings and nines to win the pot. Shkliaruk earned $132,000 for his fourth-place showing, whilst Ivey further extended his swiftly growing lead.
Mikita Badziakouski was the clear short stack when three-handed play started. The Belarusian higher-stakes crusher managed a handful of double-ups to preserve his hopes alive for a bit, but ultimately was knocked out in third location when his AK lost out to the 98 of Ivey. The board came down 98sixtenA to give Ivey a winning two pair. Badziakouski was awarded $180,000 as the third-location finisher, rising his lifetime earnings to $30,904,190. As a result, he now sits in 12th spot (just 1 spot behind Ivey) on the all-time funds list.
Ivey took a lot more than a three.5:1 lead into heads-up play with Chidwick, having busted the last 3 players to set up the final showdown for the title. Chidwick had not produced up considerably ground by the time the final hand was dealt. Ivey open shoved from the button with K10 and Chidwick referred to as with AQ. The K9810A runout gave Ivey kings and tens for the win. Chidwick earned $264,000 as the runner-up. With $36,372,732 in profession scores to his name, the 2019 Card Player Player of the Year award winner presently sits in seventh spot on the all-time cash list.
Here is a appear at the payouts and rankings points awarded in this occasion:
Winner photo credit: @meritpokercyprus on Instagram.