Cary Katz Lifts Super High Roller Bowl London For £2.1million

Cary Katz scooped the biggest win of his poker career last night, a £2.1million payday for taking down the SHRB London title leapfrogging him ahead of Phil Hellmuth in the all-time moneywinners list.

By: Andrew Burnett

The man behind the British Poker Open and SHRB at London’s Aspers Casino was one of seven who came into the final table of the £250k buy-in tournament.

With £3million in the prizepool and only two places paid, the billionaire businessman was far from the favourite – Stephen Chidwick, Mikita Badziakouski, Sam Greenwood, David Peters, Ali Imsirovic and Christoph Vogelsang reading like a who’s who of modern highstakes poker.

Two of those stars fell in one clean blow courtesy of the young Bosnian sensation…

Imsirovic: A♣ A♠
Peters: 5♣ 5♠
Greenwood: 8♣ 8♠
Board: Q♣ 6♠ 7♥ A♥ 7♠

…who then proceeded to send Badziakouski to the rails after picking up pocket kings.

When Chidwick bust to Katz’s runner-runner straight, and Vogelsang bubbled the money as Imsirovic made a full house, only the Bosnian stood between Katz and victory. Again, the poker gods favoured Katz…

Katz: Q♠ 3♠
Imsirovic: 10♥ 10♠
Flop: K♣ A♠ 6♠
Turn: 10♣
River: 5♠

Katz said after his epic victory: “This is my biggest score and I was just remarkably lucky. I got lucky on the hands that mattered after what seemed to just become a slow demise".

He added: “I’m not in their league and I would just like to take my hat off to Stevie, Christoph, and Ali. I think they all played so much better than I did and I think they were all more deserving. I just got very lucky.”

Final results

1 Cary Katz £2,100,000
2 Ali Imsirovic £900,000

 

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