SHRB Online: Hunichen Scores $479K With Opening Weekend Win

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'Big Huni' took down the opening weekend $25K Super High Roller for over $479K.

Another major online poker series kicked off this weekend as the preliminary events in Poker Central’s first-ever Super High Roller Bowl Online series brought out some of the biggest names in the game.

The complete series, which takes place on partypoker, will run from May 23 through June 1 and guarantees $20 million in total prize money across 28 High Roller tournaments.

Former #1-ranked PocketFiver, Chris Hunichen took home the largest score of the three opening day events, earning $479,250 for his victory in Event #2 ($25,500 No Limit Hold’em Super High Roller ). The two-day event saw a total of 54 entries which pushed the prize pool to $1,350,000. Hunichen’s score ranks as the second-largest online cash of his career, right behind his third-place finish in the 2018 PokerStars SCOOP $10K Main Event for which he took home over $618,000. ‘Big Huni’ defeated another online superstar for the title by besting Viktor Blom in heads-up play. Blom’s runner-up finish was good for $32,625 and comes just a day after finishing third in the WPT Online series PLO High Roller for which he earned $121,200. Mark Davis fell in third place and picked up $205,875.

Jans Arends outlasted the 76-entry field of Event #1 ($10,300 No Limit Hold’em High Roller) to take home the $216,600 first-place prize. Finishing right behind him was the UK’s Ben Heath who secured $148,200 as the runner-up. Picking up the bronze was two-time Global Poker Index Player of the Year Alex Foxen who added another $102,600 to his bankroll.

Also of note, former worldwide #1-ranked online pro Niklas Astedt finished in sixth place for $41,800 and Daniel Dvoress secured a min-cash of $22,800, his second cash in the first two events.

Another player who cashed in two of the three events was Sergi Reixach, who took down Event #3 ($10,300 No Limit Hold’em High Roller) for $191,750. Combined with his fifth-place finish in Event #1, Reixach’s two-score, one day total was just shy of $245,000. Just a week after picking up his fourth career SCOOP title, Mike Watson finished in second place, taking home $129,800 for his efforts. And another former #1-ranked PocketFiver found his way to the podium as Andras Nemeth finished up in third place for $87,025.

Event #1: $10,300 High Roller
76 entries
$760,000 prize pool

  1. Jans Arends – $216,600
  2. Benjamin Heath – $148,200
  3. Alex Foxen – $102,600
  4. Jake Schindler – $68,400
  5. Sergi Lloveras Reixach – $53,200
  6. Niklas Astedt – $41,800
  7. Juan Pardo Dominguez – $34,200
  8. Christopher Fraser – $26,600

Event #2: $25,500 Super High Roller 8-Max
54 entries
$1,350,000 prize pool

  1. Christopher Hunichen – $479.250
  2. Viktor Blom – $320,625
  3. Mark Davis – $205,875
  4. Vicent Bosca Ramon – $131,625
  5. Rob Lipkin – $87,750
  6. Daniel Dvoress – $67,500
  7. Timothy Adams – $57,375

Event #3: $10,300 High Roller
59 entries
$590,000 prize pool

  1. Sergi Lloveras Reixach – $191,750
  2. Michael Watson – $129,800
  3. Andras Nemeth – $87,025
  4. Vicent Bosca Ramon – $54,575
  5. Juan Pardo Dominguez – $42,775
  6. John O’ Shea – $33,925
  7. Michael Addamo – $28,025
  8. Jonathan VanFleet – $22,125

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