June 2, 2016 Poker News Lars Liedtke

Rainer Kempe wins 2016 Super High Roller Bowl for 5 million dollar, Fedor Holz Runner-Up

Fact and Figures of the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl

  • Buy-In: $300,000
  • Players: 49
  • Prizepool: $15,000,000
  • First place: $5,000,000

The most expensive poker tournament in the world!

The massive buy-in of $300,000 is not exactly pocket change. So it is no surprise that 49 of the best and wealthiest poker players and businessmen in the world gathered in the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to crown the king of all high roller.

The prize pool was filled with a staggering 15 million dollar, while the winner alone would take home 5 million!

Superstars like Ike Haxton, Antonio Esfandiari, Scott Seiver, Connor Drinnan or Doug Polk already busted on Day 1, while Russian high stakes legend Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov claimed the chiplead.

Timofey "Trueteller" KuznetsovRussian high stakes legend Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov was chipleader after Day 2.

On the second day they played down to the last 16. Cash game specialist Matt Berkey emerged, surprisingly in this super strong field, as the massive chipleader.

On Day 3 it got very exciting as we reached the biggest bubble of the year, which decided over making a profit of $300,000, as the min-cash was a massive $600,000, or losing $300,000 for your buy-in.

Dan Smith finally became the unluckiest bubble boy of the season, after he ran set over set into Rainer Kempe.

Fedor HolzGerman Wunderkind Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz made it again to a Heads-Up of a Super High Roller Event!

This massive pot catapulted the German shooting star into the lead at the end of Day 3, followed by his more famous fellow countryman Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz in second place.

All seven remaining players had already secured themselves $600,000, but everybody was gunning for the enormous first prize of 5 million dollar!

The Super High Roller Bowl 2016 ends with a German double victory!

Last night the final table took place and it were the two Germans, who finally made it into the Heads-Up.

What an epic Heads-up for all German poker fans! German Wunderkind Fedor Holz versus shooting star, and one of the most talented players on the circuit, Rainer Kempe.

Rainer KempeRainer Kempe won the most expensive tournament of the year and took home 5 million dollar prize money!

Many would see Fedor as the favorite, but Rainer had a clear 2 to 1 lead at the beginning of Heads-Up play. Nevertheless, Holz managed to equalize the chip stacks, before Kempe pulled away again.

In the last hand Fedor 4-bet shoved All-in from the button with 2h-2d and Rainer snap-called with Pocket Eights.

The board of 5h-Th-9s-4c-3d was of no help for Holz and Rainer Kempe was crowned the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl champion for a prize money of $5,000,000!  

The final result of the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl:

PlaceNameCountryPrize Money
1Rainer KempeGermany$5,000,000
2Fedor HolzGermany$3,500,000
3Erik SeidelUSA$2,400,000
4Phil HellmuthUSA$1,600,000
5Matt BerkeyUSA$1,100,000
6Bryn KenneyUSA$800,000
7Dan ShakUSA$600,000

Last but not least the video interview with the winner:

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