Super High Roller Bowl VII

High-stakes poker players have their pick of tournaments around the world these days, especially if they follow the path of the PokerGO Tour. But one tournament remains a must-win for those players. The Super High Roller Bowl has kept its $300K buy-in through the years and is widely regarded as a best-of-the-best tournament.

This year, there were only 24 entries into Super High Roller Bowl VII at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. It created a prize pool of $7.2M.

That amount was enough to pay out only four players, reserving $3,312,000 for the ultimate winner.

The action on Day 1 played down to just 14 players, and Daniel Negreanu was at the top of the chip counts. Mikita Badziakouski was behind in second, followed by Justin Bonomo in third.

Two tables began on Day 2. And on the final table bubble, it was Badziakouski out to sit nine players at one last table. Negreanu and Bonomo topped the chip counts, with Nick Petrangelo and Andrew Lichtenberger both also above the million-chip mark. Seth Davies then busted, followed by Alex Foxen, Paul Jager, and Eric Worre.

Day 3 started on the money bubble, but it didn’t take long for Lichtenberger to oust Orpen Kisacikoglu in fifth place. That guaranteed everyone else at least $720K. Justin Bonomo was the first to accept that payout when Lichtenberger sent him out of the event. But then it was Lichtenberger on the ropes when facing Negreanu and his massive stack.

After Negreanu’s A-6 bested the K-6 of Lichtenberger, Negreanu took 5,915,000 chips into heads-up play against Nick Petrangelo’s 1,285,000 chips. That duel finally ended with Petrangelo risking his chips with K-5 preflop, but Negreanu had Q-7 of clubs. While the flush draw missed, Negreanu picked up a seven on the flop to do the job.

The final payouts were:

  • 1st place: Daniel Negreanu $3,312,000
  • 2nd place: Nick Petrangelo $2,016,000
  • 3rd place: Andrew Lichtenberger $1,152,000
  • 4th place: Justin Bonomo $720K

With this win, Negreanu neared the $50M mark in lifetime live tournament earnings, though he still remains in third on the all-time money list behind Justin Bonomo and Bryn Kenney.

Negreanu reveled in his win, noting that he had wanted a SHRB title since the series began. He hadn’t been without high-roller wins, though. He won a PokerGO Cup event in February of this year for $350K and a Wynn High Roller in March for $216K. And in 2021, he won a PokerGO Cup tournament and a Poker Masters event.

2022 Poker Masters 

The Poker Masters got its start before the PokerGO Tour was an entity. PokerGO – when it was Poker Central – hosted the first Poker Masters series in 2018. They offered a series of high-stakes buy-in tournaments, and the overall series winner took home a custom-made purple jacket. Ali Imsirovic won that series and the first jacket.

The second Poker Masters took place in 2019 with ten events and buy-ins ranging from $10K to $100K. Sam Soverel won that series and the jacket. And in 2020, Poker Masters went online via PartyPoker due to the pandemic. There two massive series that year online – one consisting of 30 events with Alexandros Kolonias as the overall champion, and the other a PLO Poker Masters series with 15 tournaments of high-stakes Omaha events and Eelis Parssinen as the new owner of a purple jacket.

In 2021, the Poker Masters returned to the PokerGO Studio, that time as a part of the inaugural year of the PokerGO Tour (PGT). The dozen tournaments offered buy-ins of $10K to $100K, and Aussie Michael Addamo captured two titles and the overall leaderboard win for the purple jacket.

This year, the Poker Masters returned with the PGT in Las Vegas. Season 2 offered just ten tournaments with buy-ins of $10K, $25K, and $50K. The lower buy-in level brought a number of new players into the mix for big prize pools and some new high roller champions capturing titles.

The individual tournament results were:

  • Event 1: $10K NLHE = 85 entries / $850K prize pool / Jeremy Ausmus won for $204K
  • Event 2: $10K NLHE = 76 entries / $760K prize pool / Ethan Yau won for $197,600
  • Event 3: $10K PLO = 81 entries / $810K prize pool / Ronald Keijzer won for $202,500
  • Event 4: $10K NLHE = 73 entries / $730K prize pool / Adam Hendrix won for $192,400
  • Event 5: $10K 8-Game = 62 entries / $620K prize pool / Nick Guagenti won for $186K
  • Event 6: $10K NLHE = 97 entries / $970K prize pool / Martin Zamani won for $223,100
  • Event 7: $25K NLHE = 69 entries / $1.725M prize pool / Andrew Lichtenberger won for $465,750
  • Event 8: $25K PLO = 40 entries / $1M prize pool / Tony Bloom won for $360K
  • Event 9: $25K NLHE = 54 entries / $1.35M prize pool / Sean Winter won for $432K
  • Event 10: $50K NLHE = 37 entries / $1.85M prize pool / Jason Koon won for $666K.

No single player won more than one event, but Sean Winter won one and finished second in another. Those finishes garnered 466 points for Winter and the win for the series. He earned the purple jacket.

Jason Koon was just 17 points shy of tying Winter for the win, as he won the last tournament and finished sixth at the final table of another. Off in the distance, Nick Schulman finished third on the leaderboard with just 361 points, followed by Erik Seidel with 309 and Alex Livingston with 291 points.

Jennifer Newell

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Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years.
Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. She has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years.