Jake Schindler leads the final eight players at the Final Table of the Super High Roller Bowl after an outstanding Day 3 saw him eliminate a raft of dangerous opponents.
It seems the Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) likes former champions like a boutique likes smoked herring. Both the 2015 champion Brian Rast, and the 2016 champion Rainer Kempe both felt the axe on the back of their necks during a fast-paced Day 3 of the greatest high stakes tournament in the world.
19 players returned with the goal of making it to the Final Table, and Rast was the first player eliminated when he lost a flip against Jake Schindler. Kempe’s run ended when he ran pocket nines into the pocket tens of his countryman Stefan Schillhabel. Kempe was down to one big blind before running it up to 500k in a frenetic period before his elimination.
The former World Poker Tour (WPT) Alpha8 winner, Andrew Lichtenberger scurried back to his life of solitude after Jason Koon’s pocket tens made light work of luckychewy’s pocket sixes. And Daniel Negreanu won’t be extending his All-Time money lead over Erik Seidel after being coolered by the main man Schindler.
Zack Hyman got unlucky when he ran AK into the AT of Justin Bonomo only for a ten to land on the flop, and Koray Aldemir was sent to the rail by Byron Kaverman after being caught with his fingers in the cookie jar.
Charity was the poorer when David Einhorn called an all-in bet on KQ8 holding top two pairs. Dan Shak was the aggressor holding pocket aces, and the board paired to send Einhorn home. Einhorn had promised to donate 100% of his winnings to City Year as he did when he cashed in the inaugural One Drop event for $4.3m.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Player of the Year, Jason Mercier, was the next person to run into the good fortune of Justin Bonomo. The money went in with Mercier ahead AT>KQ, but Bonomo flopped a king to send the workhouse home.
By this time Cary Katz had sunk to the bottom of the chip counts, and he wandered over to the door marked exit after losing a three-way all-in versus Christoph Vogelsang (AA) and Justin Bonomo (66). Katz held QQ, and the aces held up to bring Vogelsang right back into the action level on par with Bonomo.
Jake Schindler out flipped Bill Klein to send the amateur home just shy of the final table, and then did the same to Dan Shak to ensure he finished the day as the Final Table Chip Leader.
The boy Schindler is the archetypical iron hand inside a velvet glove. He just loves the Aria, cashing 19 times in High Roller events underneath this exclusive roof earning over $4m in the process. He begins the final day in the lead and if he wins will become the second most successful Aria combatant in history behind the 2015 SHRB Champion Brian Rast.
Here are those final table chip counts.
1. Jake Schindler – 4,080,000
2. Christoph Vogelsang – 2,650,000
3. Byron Kaverman – 2,200,000
4. Stefan Schillhabel – 1,890,000
5. Pratyush Buddiga – 1,780,000
6. Leon Tsoukernik – 1,780,000
7. Justin Bonomo – 1,735,000
8. Jason Koon – 685,000