The High Roller Bowl Europe events continued over the weekend, but this time it was to end in disappointment for Phil Ivey. The American superstar claimed victory in the first event last week, but wasn’t able to make it two wins during the lucrative event, as he was forced to settle for second spot in the standings after losing out to Salahaddin Bedir in the no-limit hold’em event, which was the fourth event of the hugely lucrative series this past weekend.
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Bedir Takes Top Spot
It was to be a massive success for the Turkish star in the fourth event of the Super High Roller Bowl Europe, as Bedir beat Ivey in the thrilling heads-up challenge at the conclusion of the event. Bedir was also looking to banish ghosts of his own in the event last week, as he has come a narrow second in the second event of the Super High Roller Bowl series the day after Ivey claimed his first win of the event. It was no surprise that the two players left standing were who they were, as both Ivey and Bedir have performed excellently in the opening events of the series.
However, the victory for the Turkish player means that he was able to claim the biggest cash prize of his career to date, as he walked away with the purse money of $832,000. Bedir has now taken live earnings amassed throughout his career to over $2 million, and he is the 2nd highest earning Turkish player of all time. However, he still sits as the 747th highest earner on the all time money list. Regardless, this was a statement win for the Turk, and was nothing short of what he deserved following his impressive performance in the second event of the High Roller Bowl Europe earlier in the week.
Ivey Finishes Second In Event
Ivey is a natural winner on the poker tour, which means that he is always likely to be disappointed when he finishes second in an event. His second place finish meant that he wasn’t able to claim a second win in a matter of days, but the American would have still been appeased with walking away from the lucrative event with prize returns of $546,000. It isn’t likely to be the last time that we saw the legendary star.
One player that continued to impress during the event narrowly missed out on the heads-up challenge, as Saman Nakhjavani finished on the final table for the second straight event. He managed to achieve the highest cash out of his career in the event, as he won $364,000. Meanwhile, the other players to finish on the final table including Jake Schindler, Albert Daher and Seth Davies. The final table of stars was rounded off by Danny Tang, who was the first player to fall. Still, the player from Hong Kong, still won $130,000.