Stephen Chidwick Wins the Single-Day High Roller
Aug 24, 2017
Another high roller within the fast-paced Championship in Barcelona is finished. This time, the fans of high stakes were pitting their strength against each other. This short-term event required a buy-in of €25,500.
This year the tournament did not reach the last year's record of 165 registrations and could boast of only 112 buy-ins. Players from 7 countries sat at the final table (8-max). There were Bryn Kenney, Quan Zhou, Igor Yaroshevsky. Vladimir Troyanovskiy’s attempt to double at the beginning of the finals turned out to be a failure. His Jack of Clubs and Four of Spades were not enough against Chidwick’s Ace of Hearts and King of Spades. So Troyanovskiy took the 8th place. Igor Yaroshevsky spent much more time at the table and stopped a footstep away from heads-up.
The decisive duel between Stephen Chidwick and Bryn Kenney lasted only a few hands. Weaker Kenny won a small pot at the beginning of the heads-up, but soon was left with a weaker pair and lost (88>33).
At the end of the tournament, Chidwick received the largest payout in his career (about $813,000). After a dry spell in the WSOP Kenny continued to collect prize money in expensive tournaments. The amount of his prize money in 2017 has already reached $ 6.2 million taking into account the 7th place in the Super High Roller and the second place here.
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