Sorel Mizzi Leads Final Seven in Super High Roller
Posted at 19:30 2015-01-08 by Josh Cahlik
On Wednesday, Day 2 of the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$100,000 Super High Roller continued from the luxurious Atlantis Paradise Island. A grand total of 44 players took to the felt, five of whom were either new entries or re-entries for the second day. By the day's end, however, just seven players remain. Leading the final table is Sorel Mizzi with a stack of 4.8 million.
This year's Super High Roller became a record-setting event with a total of 66 entries. Fifty of these were unique entries, allowing for a total prize pool of $6,402,000. This meant that the top nine players were guaranteed money with a min-cash earning $185,660. Each of the remaining players is vying for the top prize of $1,872,580.
The day began with poker's elite returning to the felt with the hopes of becoming the next Super High Roller champion. Those hopes were dashed early for the likes of Cary Katz, Daniel Colman, Erik Seidel, Ole Schemion, Dani Stern, Olivier Busquet, Pratyush Buddiga, and Bill Perkins. The remaining representatives of Team PokerStars Pro also went bust before the money was reached with Daniel Negreanu, Isaac Haxton, and Jason Mercier all hitting the rail.
As play wound down for the evening and the final two tables were reached, Mizzi ascended above the competition and seized the chip lead. A key double through Jason Koon gave Mizzi the ammunition he needed to begin his impressive run. Koon later fell at Mizzi's hands when the former's pocket tens were unable to improve against Mizzi's pocket aces during a preflop all in confrontation. Other players to fall close to the money include Zach Hyman, Talal Shakerchi, Carlos Chadha, Mike McDonald, and Fedor Holz.
Play reached the money bubble with the final ten competitors playing at two five-handed tables. The bubble was burst during a confrontation on the feature table between Mizzi and David Peters. With blinds at 20,000/40,000/5,000, action folded to Peters' small blind and he cut out a raise to 110,000. Mizzi announced a three-bet all in and Peters called for his tournament life of roughly 890,000. Mizzi showed and needed to improve against Peters' in order to score the elimination. Unfortunately for Peters, queens came on both the flop and the turn to seal his fate as the bubble boy. Each remaining player in the field was guaranteed a nice cash for their efforts.
Unofficial final table
Play continued at the unofficial final table of nine with Jake Schindler being the next to go. Schindler was eliminated at the hands of Roger Sippl and his exit meant that the official final table was set. Despite the official final table being reached, the players continued to play until the end of the level. During this time, one more elimination occurred. In the end it was the 2013 PCA Super High Roller champion, Scott Seiver, to fall in eighth place. Seiver could not improve against Steve O'Dwyer during a preflop all in and was forced to settle for a $243,280 payday.
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