From a field of 667 entries to one winner, Kyle Julius has one the first bracelet of the WSOP 2016 in the Top Up Turbo No Limit Holdem event. This is the first bracelet of his professional poker career and he lands a first place prize of $142,972.
The Top Up Turbo No Limit Holdem structure was unusual in that players could double their chip stacks from sit n go tourneys at the Rio or online. They could also purchase additional chips for $1000. About half of the players elected for additional chips bringing the total pool to $681,000. Innovation has been key with use of online tournaments and entries. Most of the tournaments have online registration as well.
Ben Yu was knocked out for third place by Julius and this set the final heads up match between Julius and Belgium’s Bart Lybaert. It was a brief round though with Julius going all-in with a 4 pair against Lybaerts King of clubs, nine of hearts. Though the flop revealed a king, it also revealed a four of clubs, giving Julius a three of a kind and a victory. Lybaert won $88,328 for his runner up position.
The WSOP is off to an exciting start. The Colossus is set to resume today June 7 for the final matches.

From a field of 49 players, the Super High Roller Bowl of 2016 has been won by Rainer Kempe who pockets $5,000,000 in the process. He also gets the ring and various sponsor prizes. He started the day with huge chip lead over all the other players and continued his rise and clobbered the table. He also played against some of top poker pros in this tournament including Erik Siedel and Phil Helmuth both Poker Hall of Fame members.
Rainer Kempe and Fedor Holz, both Germans battled it out in head to head tournament. The final two had highs and lows but Kempe managed to hold on to high magnificent lead and at the final hand had a two to one lead. Holz had a pair of twos and went all-in against an a pair of eights held by Kempe. The rest is history or the finish of 2016 Super High Roller Bowl Poker Tournament. Don’t feel bad for Holz, his second place finish equals a payday of $3,500,000! The final results of the Super High Roller Bowl 2016 are:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Rainer Kempe $5,000,000
2 Fedor Holz $3,500,000
3 Erik Seidel $2,400,000
4 Phil Hellmuth $1,600,000
5 Matt Berkey $1,100,000
6 Bryn Kenney $800,000
7 Dan Shak $600,000

Day 3 of the Super High Roller Bowl concluded with German poker pro Rain Kempe in first place and more than double everyone else’s chipstack. Matt Berkey is still in it though now in 5th place.
The final seven of the Super High Roller Bowl Tournament are:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Rainer Kempe 5,545,000
2 Fedor Holz 2,190,000
3 Bryn Kenney 2,085,000
4 Dan Shak 1,650,000
5 Matt Berkey 1,205,000
6 Erik Seidel 1,120,000
7 Phil Hellmuth 905,000

Out of 49 players who started the Super High Roller Bowl of 2016, there are 16 left to battle it out for the $15,000,000 in prize money. The will be just two tables for day 3 of this awesome event. The minimum cash is $600,000 which is a great payoff against a buy-in of $300,000.
With nearly 3 million chips, Matt Berkey is the major leader. Berkey has almost $2,000,000 in career earnings and may pull it off. Erik Siedel, Dan Shak, and Jason Mercier are other notable survivors.
Some of poker’s top players in the event also crashed including Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Brian Rast, last year’s winner, and Dan Colman.

The 16 players who make it to day 3 will return at 1 PM local time. Twitch tv will broadcast the event from 2 to 5 pm and CBS Sports Network will air the show from 5pm to 12am.
The 16 players for day 3 are:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Matt Berkey 2,816,000
2 Erik Seidel 1,299,000
3 Dan Shak 1,243,000
4 Jason Mercier 1,208,000
5 Dan Smith 1,152,000
6 Bryn Kenney 1,097,000
7 Andrew Robl 1,075,000
8 Phil Hellmuth 936,000
9 Fedor Holz 751,000
10 Rainer Kempe 740,000
11 Phil Laak 509,000
12 Phil Galfond 436,000
13 Ben Lamb 415,000
14 Bill Perkins 367,000
15 Dan Perper 344,000
16 Tom Marchese 321,000