This past week, ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas hosted four PokerGO High Roller tournaments, three featuring a $10,000 buy-in and one $25,000. Combined, the events awarded $2.44 million in prize money and saw some familiar names in action including and Dan Smith, Cary Katz, Aram Zobian, who back in December crushed the high roller series at Wynn.
While all of those players had some success, none managed to capture titles. Here’s a look at those who found high roller success at ARIA last week.
Spain’s Sergi Reixach Wins Event #1
On Sunday, March 7, Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em attracted 32 entries and offered up a $320,000 prize pool. That was paid out to the top five finishers and saw Spain’s Sergi Reixach, who you might recall won the 2019 Poker Masters Event #8: $25,000 NLHE for $369,000, claim the title and $108,120 after a deal with Dan Colpoys, who banked $103,080.
Event #1 Results
|2nd||Dan Colpoys||United States||$103,080|
|3rd||Cary Katz||United States||$51,200|
|4th||Eric Worre||United States||$32,000|
|5th||Sean Perry||United States||$25,600|
Barry Hutter Binks Event #2
On Monday, March 8, Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em drew 39 runners and offered up a $390,000 prize pool reserved for the top six finishers.
Reixach notched back-to-back cashes after finishing in sixth place for $23,400, as did Sean Perry, who followed up his fifth-place finish in Event #1 by taking third in Event #2 for $62,400.
In the end, Barry Hutter bested Austria’s Mario Mosbock in heads-up play to win the title and accompanying $140,400 first-place prize.
Event #2 Results
|1st||Barry Hutter||United States||$140,400|
|3rd||Sean Perry||United States||$62,400|
|4th||Christopher Brewer||United States||$39,000|
|5th||Nitis Udornpim||United States||$41,200|
Perry Cashes Third Event in a Row
On Tuesday, March 9, the final $10,000 buy-in high roller was held and saw 53 runners take to the felt. The $530,000 prize pool was reserved for the top eight finishers, and for the third day in a row, Perry cashed, this time taking fifth place for $42,400.
The title came down to WPT stalwart Darren Elias and former WSOP November Niner Joseph Cheong, and eventually the former prevailed to win the tournament for $169,600 while the latter had to settle for second place and a $111,300 consolation prize.
Event #3 Results
|1st||Darren Elias||United States||$169,600|
|2nd||Joseph Cheong||United States||$111,300|
|3rd||Ali Imsirovic||United States||$74,200|
|5th||Sean Perry||United States||$42,400|
|6th||Aram Zobian||United States||$31,800|
|7th||Sam Soverel||United States||$26,500|
|8th||Vlastimil Pustina||Czech Republic||$21,200|
Winter Wins $25K High Roller
In Event #4: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em, which was held on Wednesday, March 10, 48 entrants created a $1.2 million prize pool that was paid out amongst the top seven finishers, Four of them cashed for the second time of the week in Hutter, Zobian, Mosbock, and Eric Worre, who finished in second place for $264,000 (the second-largest score of his career).
Coming out on top was a familiar face at PokerGO Studio in Sean Winter, who laid claim to the $408,000 first-place prize to bring his live lifetime tournament earnings up over $15.8 million according to The Hendon Mob.
Event #4 Results
|1st||Sean Winter||United States||$408,000|
|2nd||Eric Worre||United States||$264,000|
|3rd||Dan Smith||United States||$180,000|
|5th||Barry Hutter||United States||$96,000|
|6th||Shawn Daniels||United States||$72,000|
|7th||Aram Zobian||United States||$60,000|