Event #33: $50,000 Super High Roller is all over from the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. After playing around 14 hours on Day 1 and another three hours on Day 2, 20-year-old Zhuang Ruan (pictured) emerged victorious atop the 29-entrant field to claim the $562,600 first-place prize. In the final duel, Ruan defeated Dan Smith in heads-up play.
Six players remained to start Day 2, and it was Smith and Ruan one-two in chips. These two found themselves pitted against one another in heads-up play following the eliminations of four others.
With five places making the money, one player would need to bust and become the “bubble boy.” That ended up being David Peters when his pocket eights lost to Smith’s ten-four of spades. Next to go was Sean Perry in fifth place, picking up $112,520 for his run. Smith also busted Perry and further increased his chip lead. For Perry, the result followed his fourth-place finish in Event #29: $50,000 Super High Roller for $139,680 at this Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open series.
Out in fourth place was Giuseppe Iadisernia, picking up a payday of $154,715 after he busted next. Iadisernia lost most of his chips when Cary Katz doubled through him and then Ruan finished Iadisernia off shortly thereafter.
Katz eventually lost out to Ruan and it took a bit of unluckiness to send him to the rail in third place when his ace-jack lost to Ruan’s ace-eight. Ruan hit an eight on the flop and held from there. Katz won $225,040. Like Perry, Katz also cashed in Event #29: $50,000 Super High Roller, finishing third for $209,520.
Ruan held the chip lead to start heads-up play, with 2.1 million to Smith’s 1.525 million. It didn’t take long for Smith to make his way to the lead and he even worked Ruan down to fewer than 1 million in chips. Ruan battled back, though. He picked off a bluff from Smith in a sizable pot that knocked Smith down to around 700,000 in chips and then things ended soon after.
On the final hand, Ruan jammed the river with trip jacks and Smith called it off with two pair. Smith’s hand was no good and he picked up $351,625 for his runner-up performance.
The final table payouts are as follows.
|Event #33: Super High Roller Payouts|
|Place||Name||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
As for the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate leaderboard, Perry once again picked up some points to narrow the gap between him and the leader, Ali Imsirovic, but Imsirovic still maintains a comfortable lead. Katz jumped over Sam Soverel in a move from fifth place to fourth place.
|Updated PokerGO Tour Top 10|
|Rank||Name||Country||Total Earnings||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$3,004,960||2,394|
That concludes PokerGO’s coverage of Event #33: $50,000 Super High Roller. Next up for our coverage is the $15,000 High Roller starting on Sunday, August 8. Be sure to tune back in then for coverage from the tournament floor.
Dan Smith limped the button and Zhuang Ruan checked his option in the big blind.
The flop landed and Ruan led out for 125,000 and Smith called before the turn fell the .
Ruan bet 250,000 and Smith called as the river landed the .
Ruan announced he was all-in for 2,240,000, and after a few minutes of deliberation, Smith called all-in for 585,000.
Ruan tabled his for trips, and Smith showed his for two pair before exiting in second place for a $351,625 payday.
With the board reading , Dan Smith led out for 80,000 and Zhuang Ruan called on the button.
The river fell the and Smith bet 140,000 and Ruan called.
Smith showed his for queen-high, while Ruan revealed his to collect the pot.
On a flop of , Dan Smith bet 50,000 on the button and Zhuang Ruan check-called as the turn landed the .
Ruan checked and Smith bet out 250,000. Ruan shoved all-in for 1,350,000, and Smith folded.
25,000 / 50,000
Big Blind Ante
Dan Smith opened with a button raise and Zhuang Ruan called in the big blind to see the flop.
Ruan checked, and Smith bet 70,000. Ruan called as the turn landed the . Ruan led out for 110,000 and Smith called as the river fell the .
Ruan bet 400,000 only to have Smith move all-in. Ruan quickly folded.
Dan Smith raised to 90,000 on the button and Zhuang Ruan three-bet to 220,000 from the big blind.
Smith called as the flop landed and Ruan led out for 100,000. Smith elected to raise to 275,000 and Ruan called.
The on the turn checked through as the fell on the river.
Ruan moved all-in for 515,000 and Smith folded.
With around 400,000 in the middle and the board reading , Dan Smith checked from the big blind and Zhuang Ruan bet 250,00 on the button.
Smith called before both players checked the on the river.
Smith tabled his and Ruan mucked.
20,000 / 40,000
Big Blind Ante
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