The first edition of Super High Roller Bowl London went to Cary Katz for £2.1M. Katz defeated Ali Imsirovic heads-up at a final table that saw a six-hour four-handed battle for the ages which also included Christoph Vogelsang and Stephen Chidwick. Imsirovic took home £900K for second in this tough 12-person tournament.
From the winner: “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. 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.”
“I think Stevie really deserved to win; he played absolutely perfect but he just kept losing all the races. Vogelsang also played terrific and Ali play unreal so I think I played by far the worst today but I just got the luckiest but I’ll take it,” Katz said with a smile.
This result brings Katz’s live tournament earnings up to $24.3M and leapfrogs him over Phil Hellmuth and Scott Seiver on the all-time money list into 18th place.