Near Miss For Viktor Blom in Inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Online

The season of online majors welcomed another event over the weekend in the form of the Super High Roller Bowl.

Viktor Blom

Viktor Blom has been in action during the opening weekend of the Super High Roller Bowl Online Series. (Image: Partypoker Live)

With every high-profile tournament organization currently hosting online MTTs, Poker Central’s premium product entered the mix on Friday.

Running on Partypoker until June 2, the series consists of 28 high-stakes events. First out of the gate was a $10,300, No-Limit Hold’em showdown.

Digital Conversion Doesn’t Hurt Super High Roller Bowl

Super High Roller Bowl events have become popular since the inaugural series in 2015, and moving the action online due to coronavirus lockdowns hasn’t dampened players’ enthusiasm. Event #1 saw 76 of the game’s best fight for a $216,000 top prize.

Jans Arends made a little history as the first winner of the online series. Coming back after the first day with the second-largest stack, he managed to outlast Alex Foxen and Ben Heath to win his first Super High Roller Bowl title on Sunday.

Super High Roller Bowl Online Series – $10,300, Event #1 Result

  1. Jans Arends – $216,600
  2. Benjamin Heath – $148,200
  3. Alex Foxen – $102,600
  4. Jake Schindler – $68,400
  5. Sergi Lloveras Reixach – $53,200
  6. Niklas Astedt – $41,800
  7. Juan Pardo Dominguez – $34,200
  8. Christopher Fraser – $26,600

With the online torch lit, it was time for the iconic Viktor Blom to captivate the masses watching via PokerGo. Lining up in Event #2 ($25,500 Super High Roller), Blom was able to beat all but one of the event’s 54 entries.

The final table on Partypoker was another who’s who of the game. Super High Roller Bowl Russia champion Timothy Adams was one of the main threats, alongside fellow champ, Daniel Dvoress. Also there to spoil Blom’s party was MTT veteran Chris Hunichen.

In fact, it would be Hunichen who disappointed the rail and stopped Blom from winning. That result earned Hunichen a $479,250 payday and paved the way for a final flurry of action on Sunday.

Super High Roller Bowl Online Series – $25,500 Event #2 Result

  1. Christopher Hunichen – $479.250
  2. Viktor Blom – $320,625
  3. Mark Davis – $205,875
  4. Vicent Bosca Ramon – $131,625
  5. Rob Lipkin – $87,750
  6. Daniel Dvoress – $67,500
  7. Timothy Adams – $57,375

Reixach Joins Arends and Hunichen

Another $10,300 showdown saw 59 players compete for the lion’s share of $590,000 on Sunday. Again, the final table was littered with talent and, this time, it was Sergi Lloveras Reixach who emerged victorious.

Beating Mike Watson and former number #1 ranked MTT pro, Andras Nemeth, Reixach raked in $191,750 for his efforts. He also brought a successful opening weekend of action in the Super High Roller Bowl Online Series to a close.

Super High Roller Bowl Online Series – $10,300, Event #3 Result

  1. Sergi Lloveras Reixach – $191,750
  2. Michael Watson – $129,800
  3. Andras Nemeth – $87,025
  4. Vicent Bosca Ramon – $54,575
  5. Juan Pardo Dominguez – $42,775
  6. John O’Shea – $33,925
  7. Michael Addamo – $28,025
  8. Jonathan Van Fleet – $22,125

With three events down, three guarantees have been beaten. What’s more, the community has been able to watch the game’s best fight it out online.

Thanks to the link-up between Partypoker and Poker Central’s streaming platform, PokerGo, fans can watch the action as it happens.

Although brick and mortar casinos are starting to reopen, live tournaments are some way off. However, recent online majors have proven popular with players and spectators. This new era of tournament poker should ensure the industry continues to thrive, whatever changes coronavirus may force upon us.

Written by
Daniel Smyth
Dan Smyth is a poker media journeyman who politely reminds CardsChat readers that poker is played all around the world, not just America.

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