Kyle Julius wins his first bracelet and the $142,972 first place cash. He won over Belgium’s Bart Lybaert in the WSOP Top Up Turbo No Limit Holdem Event. He triumped over a field of 667 players. This is the first bracelet of his professional poker career and at 29 is looking at the road ahead for his poker career.
The Top Up Turbo No Limit Holdem structure was unusual in that players could double their chip stacks from sit n go tourneys at the Rio and online. They could also purchase additional chips for $1000. About half of the players elected for additional chips bringing the total pool to $681,000. Innovation has been key with use of online tournaments and entries. Most of the tournaments have online registration as well.
Ben Yu was knocked out for third place by Julius and this set the final heads up match between Julius and Belgium’s Bart Lybaert. It was a brief round though with Julius going all-in with a 4 pair against Lybaerts King of clubs, nine of hearts. Though the flop revealed a king, it also revealed a four of clubs, giving Julius a three of a kind and a victory. Lybaert won $88,328 for his runner up position.
The WSOP is off to an exciting start. The Colossus is set to resume today June 7 for the final matches.
The top place finishers were:
From May 31st to July 19th marks the 2016 WSOP. It’s the largest in history and there are games for all levels from one dollar buy-ins and up to the One Drop for Water $111,111 buy-in and there is the first leg of the famous Main Event.
The first event was the $565 Casino Employees event. It was won by Christopher Sand who took home over $75,000. There were a total of 731 entries with 110 winners. The Colossus one of the larger prize pool tournament is in full swing with a prize pool of $7,000,000. $1,000,000 is guaranteed to the winner of this tournament. It’s a five day event.
Stay tuned in for more updates from the WSOP 2016.
It may have in Las Vegas, but two Germans battled it out for supremacy at the 2nd Super High Roller Bowl event with Rainer Kempe winning and taking home a $5,000,000 payday. The original field of 49 players had dwindled to the final table. Fellow poker pros like Erik Siedel and Phil Helmuth both of whom cashed for over a million in this tournament, duked it out for top place.
In the end Kempe rained supreme. His chipstack going into the tournament was impressive with more than twice as anyone else’s and Holz was second in chipstack, positions that don’t often remain the same throughout a tournament. The final hand was Holz pair of twos that he shoved all-in with that went up against Kempe pair of eights. Holz’ 2nd place finish was good for $3,500,000.
The Final results for the Super High Roller Bowl are:
1 Rainer Kempe $5.000.000
2 Fedor Holz $3.500.000
3 Erik Seidel $2.400.000
4 Phil Hellmuth $1.600.000
5 Matt Berkey $1.100.000
6 Bryn Kenney $800.000
7 Dan Shak $600.000