Jason Koon, Erik Seidel, Steve O’Dwyer and Justin Bonomo all reach Bahamas event final table too
With the Super High Roller bowl travelling to the Bahamas, plenty of big names have made the final eight players who will do battle on PokerGO for the $4 million top prize and another super high roller title in this year of poker tournaments being bigger and – some say – better than ever before.
All-Time Money List Heading for More Change?
With Justin Bonomo and Erik Seidel in the chasing pack, the chances of a seismic shift at the top of the Hendon Mob’s all-time money list is a distinct possibility, with Seidel hoping to go above Dan Smith into 4th place with a victory. Justin Bonomo would close the gap to top dog Bryn Kenney to less than $3 million by taking it down, which seems a huge amount, but in terms of super high rollers, really isn’t.
While Kenney is rightly at the top of the leaderboard, and is a phenomenal player with the added ability of being able to put it all on the line and come out on top, Bonomo will want to seize the chance to halve his respected rival’s lead.
With eight players left, here are what the talented table-full of players are fighting for, with the top prize of over $4 million the obvious aim for every player still sitting behind chips.
1st – $4,080,000
2nd – $2,677,500
3rd – $1,785,000
4th – $1,275,000
5th – $1,020,000
6th – $765,000
7th – $637,500
8th – $510,000
Amazing numbers at Baha Mar Resort
One of the best things about the Super High Roller Bowl making it to the Bahamas is simply the numbers it attracts. With 51 entries at $250,000 a time, it is the third-biggest Super High Roller Bowl ever, with a staggeringly successful collection of players battling for one of the biggest remaining prizes to be won in 2019.
Seth Davies is the chip leader going into the final, after being on the high roller scene for many years and it would be a bookmark win for the Oregon-born player. Davies has stiff competition right behind his leading stack of 2.9 million chip. Jason Koon has over 2.7 million chips and will be sat the direct right of Davies when play kicks off.
Elsewhere at the table, Bonomo is to the immediate left of the chip leader Davies, with Bonomo sat behind 1.4 million chips. Seidel is shorter stacked, starting play with just 885,000 chips, but the last person to count Erik Seidel out of contention quit poker in 1989, or at least they might as well have done. Seidel, the journeyman who adapts to each poker era seemingly stronger than ever before, is playing ageless poker right now, and remains one of the ‘end-bosses’ of the high roller circuit whenever he plays.
O’Dwyer hopes for more High Roller glory
Talking of high roller legends, Steve O’Dwyer could yet seal another victory, and has 1.9 million chips with which to go on the attack. O’Dwyer, though often monosyllabic at such final tables, is never anything less than box office, his play doing much of his talking. He will be brilliant to watch as ever and the popular pro is capable of anything.
With Kathy Lehne on 2.1 million chips and the dangerous Daniel Dvoress (1.9 million) and Wai Leong Chan (1.39 million) rounding out the eight players in with a shot at the Super High roller Bowl Bahamas title, there promises to be plenty of drama in the Baha Mar Resort as the winner is crowned.
Full final table chipcounts and seat draw:
|2||Jason Koon||United States||2,720,000|
|3||Seth Davies||United States||2,915,000|
|4||Justin Bonomo||United States||1,430,000|
|6||Kathy Lehne||United States||2,100,000|
|7||Wai Leong Chan||Malaysia||1,390,000|
|8||Erik Seidel||United States||885,000|