After earning a fifth place win during the $100,000 high roller event at Aria Poker last week, Christoph Vogelsang has snagged the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl first place finish. The $100,000 event was one of four taking place at the Aria Resort & Casino of Las Vegas before the Super High Roller Bowl was to begin. Vogelsang was able to outlast the competition in the Bowl event, earning the first place win and $6 million in prize money.
The Super High Roller Bowl had only 56 entrants paying up the $300,000 buy-in to take part in the no-limit hold’em event. For Vogelsang, the event was the first time the German poker player ever earned a live tournament title but he is certainly familiar with high stakes gaming. The pro has actually earned more than $13 million taking part in live events throughout his career.
During the final day of the Super High Roller Bowl, Vogelsang was able to begin the day second in chips. Just three players remained, including Jake Schindler who held the chip lead. While Schindler held the chip lead, Vogelsang was able to complete the most eliminations on his way to heads-up play, taking out Justin Bonomo, Leon Tsoukernik and Stefan Schillhabel.
The two would face off in heads-up play after Schillhabel was eliminated in third place. Vogelsang would eventually take the lead and the final hand would begin with Schindler calling from the button holding J-8 of hearts. Vogelsang would check with 10-7 offsuit. The flop showed 10-3-2 with Schindler leading out with 100,000 and Vogelsang calling with his pair. The 7 of hearts on the turn gave Schindler the chance for a flush so he would bet 400,000 after Vogelsang checked. Vogelsang would then raise the bet to 1.5 million after hitting two pair. Schindler would call and the 2 of clubs on the river would see Vogelsang bet 2.3 million and Schindler going all in for 6.2 million total. Vogelsang called and won the pot with his two pair, earning the title win as well.
Final Payouts of the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl