With Ben Tollerene victory in Event #10 of the British Poker Open (BPO), the stage is now set for the High Roller stage. The highly anticipated Super High Roller Bowl London is slated for September 13 at the same venue where all other ten events have happened (the Aspers Casinos).
Before we reach the £250000 buy-in, it’s important to update on what transpired in the tenth event of the BPO. The stage was £100000 buy-in, and it attracted a total of twelve participants, bringing pool prize cost to settle at £1.2 million. The event saw Tollerene and Cary Katz share the staggering pool prize amount, with Tollerene pinching more than his counterpart. Tollerene claimed £84000 while Katz added £360000 to his already loaded pocket.
After various events of the BPO, the final of the Thursday proceedings had four individuals, with the two coming from the US. Interestingly, the US duo was the finalists edging out their two European colleagues. The European players at the stage were Christoph Vogelsang and Mikita Badziakouski. Another exciting part is that Badziakouski and Vogelsang took the one-two sweep respectively in the ninth episode of the action.
It was the German star Vogelsang to leave the table setting the American duo to sandwich Badziakouski in the race for big money. Vogelsang ace-king failed to hold on versus the ten-jack that Tollerene had. According to reports from Poker Central live, Tollerene hailed incident for being crucial in ensuring his victory in the event.
After winning the ninth version of the event, Badziakouski was carrying a chip lead prior to the four-man showdown. However, the Belarussian was out of form struggling after instantly with a gunshot straight draw followed by flush draw. The two knockout were too massive Badziakouski to stay in the event.
With the two giants left, it was a battle that could go to either side but Tollerene began the stage with nearly a 10:1 advantage. However, Katz decided not to go down easily despite suffering a huge deficit earlier. Katz would later land ten big blinds then locating a number of double jockey that handed him a 2:1 chip advantage.
Tollerene wasn’t ready to surrender his lead to Katz, so the king-nine he had was hard to hit his opponent’s king. The final hand found when Katz was already vulnerable and the ten-jack suited in Tollerene’s hands was enough to flop open-ended after Katz’s ace-six. The result of the quick exchanges ensured a straight on the river and consequently bringing the event to an end.
Unlike other stages of the tournament, Event #10 only had two individual in the podium party. Despite finishing as the first runners-up, Katz finally got the opportunity to speak to Poker media house he founded. Katz had suffered earlier subsequent eliminations in the other previous events, thus preventing him from expressing his views. On the other hand, Tollerene couldn’t hide his elation after adding $1037159 to his increasing poker net worth. He admitted that he came to the final stage in “short” but he was fortunate to get “a good hand and three bets.” In Tollerene’s opinion, the first orbit show go “back to average” before he began to nourish.
Considering Tollerene’s usual game plan, an average stack is adequate for his to launch his dangerous missions that can end a game. Tollerene is well-known pot-limit Omaha specialist who doesn’t frequent no-limit hold’em event. However, when he turns up for NLHE, he always ensure that his presence count. The last man standing admitted that the “two flips won in a row” propelled him to the victory. The feat now takes Tollerene’s live earning to a total of $9.5 million.