Kempe Takes Home $5 Million For Victory; Holz Finishes Second for $3.5 Million

Published on June 2nd, 2016 6:04 am EST

The Aria hotel in Las Vegas - home of the Super High Roller 2016 tournamentRainer Kempe bagged the largest cash of his tournament career early Thursday morning when he took down the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria in Las Vegas for $5 million.

The final table of the event included some of the biggest and most successful names in poker, including the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel and Fedor Holz. In the end, however, it was the largely unheralded Kempe who ended up taking down the event, as he was able to outlast 48 of the richest poker players in the world.


Every one of the seven players who reached the final day of play on Wednesday were guaranteed a minimum of $600,000. Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:

1. Rainer Kempe, $5,000,000
2. Fedor Holz, $3,500,000
3. Erik Seidel, $2,400,000
4. Phil Hellmuth, $1,600,000
5. Matt Berkey, $1,100,000
6. Bryn Kenney, $800,000
7. Dan Shak, $600,000

With his victory, Kempe now has a little under $7 million in total lifetime tournament cashes.

In addition, with their $1 million+ cashes, both Erik Seidel and Phil Hellmuth made up some ground on Daniel Negreanu for the #1 spot on the all-time money list.

One last note on cashes - Fedor Holz now has over $11.7 million in lifetime tournament cashes after scoring his third seven-figure plus payout of the past six months. Heading into the World Series of Poker, there is likely no hotter player than Fedor Holz.


With the $300,000 Super High Roller now in the books, the eyes of the public will now shift to the World Series of Poker, which officially got underway earlier this week.


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