Shak, Seidel and Hellmuth Still Alive in Event

Published on June 1st, 2016 5:11 am EST

The Poker King is on the phone in his office receiving the latest news from the 2016 Super High Roller BowlRainer Kempe has already locked down the biggest single cash of his career by making it to the final day of the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria in Las Vegas.

On Wednesday, Kempe will attempt to take down the $5 million first place prize when the final day of the event gets underway. Winning will be no easy task for Kempe, however, as he will have to deal with some of the best poker players in the world, including Erik Seidel, Fedor Holz and Phil Hellmuth.


After a gruelling day of play, the final seven of the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl was set. The chip counts will look like this when play gets underway on Wednesday:

Rainer Kempe, 5,545,000
Fedor Holz, 2,190,000
Bryn Kenney, 2,085,000
Dan Shak, 1,650,000
Matt Berkey, 1,205,000
Erik Seidel, 1,120,00
Phil Hellmuth, 905,000

All seven players are guaranteed a minimum of $600,000 for making it through to the final day, with the winner eventually walking away with $5 million.

Some very good players, including the likes of Dan Smith, Jason Mercier and Phil Galfond, were eliminated on the third day of play on Tuesday. Dan Smith's elimination was particularly brutal, as his healthy stack was practically destroyed following a set-over-set confrontation with Rainer Kempe. After a flop of 10h-6s-8h, the two players got their chips into the middle with Kempe holding pocket Eights and Smith holding pocket Sixes. Kempe doubled up and took over the chip lead, while Smith saw his stack fall to less than 4 BBs and was eliminated a short while later.


The final day of this event will get underway at 3 pm local time on Wednesday afternoon.


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