Phil Ivey was denied a second Super High Roller Bowl Europe title in four days after succumbing to Selahaddin Bedir heads-up in Event #4: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em.
After finishing runner-up to Johan Guilbert in Event #2, Bedir topped a 52-player field to win $832,000, the biggest cash of his career. That brings his combined cashes this festival to almost $1.2 million, more than any other player.
Saman Nakhjavani continued his strong SHRB Europe performance with another final table, taking home a career-best $364,000 for his third-place finish.
Super High Roller Bowl Europe Event #4: $50,000 NLHE Final Table Results
|2||Phil Ivey||United States||$546,000|
|4||Jake Schindler||United States||$260,000|
|6||Seth Davies||United States||$156,000|
|7||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||$130,000|
Final Table Recap
Event #4 saw five players making their second final table of the festival, including Danny Tang. After coming into Event #3 as the chip leader he started this final table as the short stack and was the first elimination at the hands of overnight chip leader Selahaddin Bedir.
Phil Ivey was the only one of these five to have won a SHRB Europe title, and after doubling early he continued to battle against Bedir for the chip lead.
Three Americans made the final table, with Seth Davies the first to fall at the hands of Jake Schindler. Schindler had shoved pre-flop with sixes against Davies' ace-queen, and even though Davies flopped an ace, Schindler rivered a set to eliminate his compatriot.
Bedir still held the chip lead, and strengthened his position with the elimination of Albert Daher in fifth. Schindler briefly took a spell in the lead before Bedir wrestled back control.
With Nakhjavani growing ever shorter, four-handed ICM pressure saw Bedir shoving pre-flop to put maximum pressure eon his opponent. This told for Schindler, who called it off blind on blind with ace-queen, only for Bedir to flop a set and eliminate Bedir. Nakhjavani was eliminated the following hand, and Bedir took a strong chip lead into heads-up play.
After the opening exchanges between Bedir and Ivey, it seemed almost inevitable that the tournament would end up between the two. Bedir held a strong chip lead and seemed set to force the action, shoving on Ivey in the hope of coming out on top.
On the second of these occasions, Ivey called but received no help on the runout with Bedir securing the first live poker title of his career.
Still to Come at the Super High Roller Bowl Europe
There's still plenty of live coverage to come here on PokerNews from the Super High Roller Bowl Europe. Super High Roller Bowl Europe Event #5: $50,000 Short Deck kicked off earlier today, and you can catch all the updates right here on PokerNews.
We will also be bringing you live updates on all remaining events from the Merit Casino in Cyprus, including the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl Europe.
|August 27-28, 2021||Event #5: $50,000 Short Deck Hold’em|
|August 28-29, 2021||Event #6: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em|
|August 29-30, 2021||Event #7: $100,000 Short Deck Hold’em|
|August 30 - September 01, 2021||SHRB Europe $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event|
|August 31 - September 01, 2021||Event #8: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em|