Mikita Badziakouski To Start Final Day of Play With Chip Lead

Published on May 30th, 2018 10:36 am EST

The Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Year is 2018.Six players - Mikita Badziakouski, Daniel Negreanu, Justin Bonomo, Jason Koon, Nick Petrangelo and Christoph Vogelsang - will be battling it out for the first place prize of $5 million when the final day of action in the Super High Roller Bowl begins on Wednesday afternoon.

All six of the players are guaranteed a minimum of $900,000 for making it through to the final day. The winner, as mentioned, will take home $5 million, while the runner-up will receive $3,000,000. Five of the six players will receive million dollar plus paydays.

The final table is obviously stacked.

Daniel Negreanu, who is #1 on the all-time money list with total tournament cashes of over $36.5 million, has been near the top of the leaderboard for virtually the entire tournament. Negreanu is playing with a great deal of confidence right now and is looking to start his summer off with a win.

Justin Bonomo is on an incredible run right now, as he has compiled nearly $10 million in cashes over the last six months. This includes numerous six figure cashes and a payday of nearly $5 million in the Super High Roller Bowl China. It would be quite something for Bonomo to win another Super High Roller Bowl this year. Bonomo would leap from #5 to #3 on the all-time money list with a win later today.

As if that weren't enough, Jason Koon has been on a massive tear as of late as well, as he cashed for nearly $3.6 million in a Short Deck event at the Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro just a week ago. In addition, Koon has posted a number of high six-figure cashes in 2018.


Here are the chip counts heading into Wednesday's final table:

1st - Mikita Badziakouski, 4,205,000
2nd - Daniel Negreanu, 4,000,000
3rd - Justin Bonomo, 3,965,000
4th - Jason Koon, 1,185,000
5th - Nick Petrangelo, 600,000
6th - Christoph Vogelsang, 445,000


Immediately upon completion of this event, most of the players will likely be hopping straight into World Series of Poker events, which is now in full swing.


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