There was a massive event taking place in North Cyprus over the weekend, as the $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl Europe reached its final stages. A huge purse was available in the event, with $8 million up for grabs.
In total, there were 32 players involved in the competition, making it one of the most valuable that has been staged at this early point of the year. However, there was a familiar face that was celebrating at the conclusion of the competition, as American star Jake Schindler claimed the top prize in the poker event.
Schindler Hangs On For Huge Success
The eventual winner of the competition was crowned as Jake Schindler. In truth, it would be hard to suggest that the American didn’t deserve to win the event, as he was the chip leader coming into the final day of the competition. There would have still likely been nerves, as the American was playing for top spot in a crucial heads-up challenge against Malaysian player Paul Phua. However, he was able to keep his cool, and walked away after being crowned winner with a massive purse of $3.2 million. That’s not bad for a day’s work is it?
The American was delighted with the success when speaking after the competition, as he admitted it ‘felt great’ to have had a deep run in one of the big competitions on the calendar. Schindler now sits eleventh on the all time money list after picking up the victory in the event, as he has now won over $33 million in live earnings throughout his career. This victory was also slightly less than his best career cash out, which remains at $3.6 million. It is the third event that Schindler has won this year, as he had previously claimed victories at the Stairway to Millions and Wynn High Rollers earlier in 2022.
Phua Leads Remainder Of Leaderboard
There were some pretty big cash outs in the remaining positions on the final table. Paul Phua would have ultimately been disappointed that he wasn’t able to win the event, but he did collect just over $2 million in returns for his excellent performance over the weekend. The Malaysian star always looked to be the second-best player in the competition, with German star Christoph Vogelsang finishing a place further back in third.
The German collected prize returns of $1.28 million for his excellent showing in the competition. Meanwhile, the final two players on the leaderboard both picked up returns of just under $1 million. Timothy Adams finished in fourth place overall and won $880,000, while Teun Mulder completed the final table. The Dutchman won returns of $560,000 despite being the first player eliminated on the final table.