Poker Central founder Cary Katz took down the first ever £250,000 Super High Roller Bowl London live on the poker app he owns, PokerGo. The former College Loan Corporation founder defeated the young and talented Ali Imsirovic heads-up for the title of this 12-player tournament, winning £2.1 million in the process.
Imsirovic, the only other player to cash in the high roller event, earned £900,000 for his efforts. That brings his career totals to $7.2 million in US dollars. Katz, on the other hand, now has over $24 million in cashes. Not bad for a supposed “recreational” player.
With the conclusion of the Super High Roller Bowl London, that puts a wrap on the inaugural 11-tournament British Poker Open at the Aspers Casino.
Humble Katz Wins Super High Roller Bowl London
Cary Katz is a super high roller champion after beating 12 of the best players in the world. That’s quite an accomplishment. But you won’t hear him boasting after his impressive performance. Instead, he gave credit to his opponents and admitted luck was on his side.
“This is my biggest score and I was just remarkably lucky,” he told Poker Central. “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 (Chidwick), Christoph (Vogelsang), 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.”
Vogelsang, the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl champion in Las Vegas, busted on the bubble after losing a race to Imsirovic. Chidwick went out just before him in fourth place after losing to Katz’ runner-runner straight.
That left the wealthy businessman and the young Imsirovic to battle it out heads-up for the Super High Roller Bowl London title. Imsirovic held the lead when heads-up play began. But Katz grabbed a quick chip lead thanks to hitting a couple of hands and then pulling off an impressive semi-bluff with the nut flush draw on the turn.
On the final hand, Katz called an all-in pre-flop with a suited Q-3 against pocket 10’s. He hit a flush on the river to take down the hand and the tournament. And with that, the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl London and British Poker Open series officially came to an end.