Chris Hunichen Scoops $479,250 With SHRB Opening Day $25k Victory

Chris Hunichen landed one of the opening events of the Super High Roller Bowl on partypoker yesterday, scooping the $25k SHR for $479,250 by defeating Viktor Blom heads-up…

By: Andrew Burnett

The first three of a scheduled 28 events were played yesterday, and Hunichen’s win was the biggest of the opening day’s play in the $20million GTD series, which will culminate in the $100k buy-in SHRB Championship.

The $25k buy-in saw 54 entries, creating a $1.35million prizepool and featured many of the world’s leading players, Tim Adams, Steve O’Dwyer and Daniel Dvoress also making it to the final table on day two.

That illustrious trio could only take the minor placings, however, with Rob Lipkin the final player to cash for less than 6-figures.

Spanish pro Vicent Bosca Ramon was having a great day at the tables, two 4th places totalling over $180k a great start to his SHRB campaign – the leaderboard winner after 27 events gaining a free entry to the $100k finale.

Ireland’s Mark Davies is also on a tremendous run, two huge cashes last week followed by an even bigger $205,875 for third place, and that left Hunichen and Blom to fight it out for the title.

Big Huni Hunichen won out, the final hand seen in our opening tweet, and that was worth $479,250 to the North Carolina-born pro who makes Costa Rica his home these days.

Blom’s runner-up finish meant he pocketed $320,625 and we can expect more from the famous Swede over the next week.

Final results

1 Christopher Hunichen $479,250
2 Viktor Blom $320,625
3 Mark Davies $205,875
4 Vicent Bosca Ramon $131,625
5 Rob Lipkin $87,750
6 Daniel Dvoress $67,500
7 Timothy Adams $57,375

The other two events, both $10k buy-ins, saw Jans Arends scoop the opening tournament, a $216,600 cash ahead of Ben Heath and Alex Foxen in a 76-entry field.

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

Sergei Reixach came out on top in event 3, winning $191,750 after defeating Mike Watson heads-up, with Hungarian crusher Andras Nemeth in 3rd and Ramon picking up that second 4th place of the day.

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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