The SCOOP Super High Roller title remains with Brazil. With a solid performance in today’s FTF, Bruno Volkmann secured his second title for 9tales and topped his bankroll with $362,102.
The final table was intense from the start. In the first few minutes, Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood made an all-in push with 9BBs and was called by Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden, who had more chips and A♣J♣. Dominant with A 4 ♦, the Canadian found one of his outs on the 4♣5♣7♠ flop, but was no longer close on the 6♣ turn.
A few minutes later, Pedro “pvigar” Garagnani lost all his chips. Holding 11 BBS, he defended his big hand and 3-bet all-in with Daniel “SmilleThHero” Smiljkovic, bringing 10♣10♦ to the table. With A♠J♦, the German took the worst 6♣J♥9CheckACheck3♣ and sent the Parana American home.
Smiljkovic didn’t have time to celebrate on the boat JCheck♥A♠2♠4♥ He feinted all-in with K 2 ♦ and was called by Vousden, leaving the Finn with A Й 760. In the next round, Smiljkovic lost again to Vousden, ending the title fight.
Shortest in chips early in the three-handed event, Volkmann reacted quickly and picked former CL Mike “SirWatts” Watson’s stack. The Brazilian moved all-in with 5♣5♠ and called the Canadian’s raise to 180,000. The flop came 6♥9♥3♠ and Watson c-bet to 240,000. Volkman then bet again. In Round 6, Waton pushed 521,250 into the middle of the standings. Volkmann decided to call and the river was the 2♥. Without hesitation, Watson put Folkman in an all-in position. Still with 13 BBS, the Brazilian called and saw his opponent bluff with 8♥7♠.
On the next level, Volkmann hit a straight with J 3♣ on 2♥A 6♣4 5 ♠ and called an all-in. Watson risked his 24 BBS and called. The defending PCA champions dominated with A♠5 and did not enter heads-up.
With an early lead, it took just 12 hands for Volkmann to end Vousden’s involvement. The final hand was played as follows:
With blinds of 35,000/70,000 and ante of 8,750, Vousden moved all-in and Volkmann checked. After the opening flop of 8♠K♣3♦, Vousden bet 70,000 and Volkmann checked and called. The European did the same in the ninth leg, bringing 357,000 to his face. Volkman paid again. Finally, on the 6♥ river, Vousden announced he was all-in for 1,112,327. Volkman thought for a moment before paying off with 10 9 ♥. Vousden was eliminated 5♣4♥.
SHR broke the $1,000,000 guaranteed mark with 42 entries worth $25,000. See how much the finalists have won:
1. Bruno “Great Dant” Volkmann (Brazil) $362,102
2. Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden (Finland) $247,922
3. Mike “SirWatts” Watson (Canada) $169,746
4. Daniel “SmilleThHero” Smiljkovic (Germany) $116,221
5. Pedro “pvigar” Garagnani (Brazil) $79,574
6. Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood (Canada) $54,482