Vogelsang Takes Down $6 Million For First Place Finish

Published on June 1st, 2017 11:45 pm EST

The King is reporting a big win, while flipping a casino poker chip in the air.After a long heads-up match that saw the lead change multiple times, Christoph Vogelsang outlasted Jake Schindler to take down the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at the ARIA in Las Vegas.

Heading into the final day of play, just three players remained in the event. Here were the chip counts heading into Day 5 on Thursday:

Jake Schindler, 10,670,000
Christoph Vogelsang, 5,245,000
Stefan Schillhabel, 885,000

Schillhabel obviously had a very long mountain to climb to scratch his way back into the event. Early on in Day 5, Schillhabel managed to roughly double his stack before eventually falling to Vogelsang. Schillhabel elected to make his last stand with A-J, while Vogelsang called the all-in holding pocket Queens. The flop gave Schillhabel a pair of Jacks, though he was unable to further improve and was eliminated in 3rd place for $2.4 million.

As mentioned, there was a long back-and-forth heads-up battle between Vogelsang and Schindler. Heading into the final hand of the tournament, Vogelsang had roughly 10 million in chips, while Schindler had about 7.1 million.

In the final hand of the event, the two players got all-in with the board reading 3h-10c-2d-7h-2c. Vogelsang called an all-in from Schindler and turned up 10-7 for two pair, while Schindler turned over Jh-8h for a busted inside straight and heart flush draw.


With his victory in this event, Vogelsang now has over $13.7 million in total lifetime tournament cashes. Prior to today, Vogelsang's largest cash came in 2014 when he finished in third place in the Big One For ONE DROP for $4,480,001.


Here is the list of the cashes for the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl:

1st, Christoph Vogelsang, $6,000,000
2nd, Jake Schindler, $3,600,000
3rd, Stefan Schillhabel, $2,400,000
4th, Leon Tsoukernik, $1,800,000
5th, Byron Kaverman, $1,400,000
6th, Pratyush Buddiga, $1,000,000
7th, Justin Bonomo, $600,000


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