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Five Key Hands From Day 1 of the Super High Roller Bowl Online

Ahead of tonight's live-coverage of the $102,000 SHRB Online here are five key hands from Day 1

There were some awesome hands played on Day 1 of the Super High Roller Bowl. Our live reporting team selected its five favourites!

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Stephen Chidwick Hits the Rail Early

Stephen Chidwick

Level 4 (1,000/2,000 - 250 ante)

Stephen Chidwick is no stranger to big buy-in tournaments with over $34 million in tournament earnings, however, he was an early elimination from the SHRB Online at the hands of Sergi Reixach

The board read {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{a-Spades}{a-Clubs} with 165,000 chips in the middle. Chidwick bet 123,000 leaving himself 70,000 in chips behind. Reixach shoved for 335,000 and Chidwick called it off.

The Brit showed {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for trip aces, but Reixach held {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for a full house and eliminated Chidwick.

This moves Reixach into the chip lead at the time, and he would survive into Day 2.

Sick Runout Eliminates Hossein Ensan

Hossein Ensan

Level 10 (4,000/8,000 - 1,000 ante)

The former chip leader in the SHRB Online, Hossein Ensan was eliminated by Dan Shak after three-betting all in pre-flop for around 200,000 chips and Shak calling.

Dan Shak: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}
Hossein Ensan: {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

It looked like Ensan would survive and double after flopping a flush on {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} but the {3-Clubs}{3-Spades} runout saw Shak river a full house and eliminate Ensan. Shak would survive into Day 2 with a top-five chip stack.

Dan Smith Eliminated in Four-Way Pot

Dan Smith Eliminated

Level 11 (5,000/10,000 - 1,250 ante)

There weren't many four-way pots, but when there were, you often fireworks.

Dan Smith, David Peters, Michael Addamo and Ali Imsirovic all saw a flop of {8-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{k-Clubs} in a three-bet pot.

Over 360,00 chips were in the pot at this point and the four players checked. The turn was the {9-Hearts} Smith checked and Peters bet 70,000.

Addamo and Imsirovic quickly folded but Smith called. The river was the {10-Diamonds}. Smith checked and with over 500,000 chips in the pot Peters bet the pot putting Smith all in. Smith called.

Smith showed {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts} for pocket aces but Peters showed {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} for a set and sent Smith to the rail.

Kings vs Kings vs Ace-Ten Sees Vieira Eliminated

Joao Vieira

Level 12 (6,000/12,000 - 1,500 ante)

Joao Vieiera's elimination came with less than four levels remaining in the day. He three-bet all in and Sam Greenwood called. Jonathan van Fleet four-bet all in and again Greenwood called.

Joao Vieira: {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Sam Greenwood: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Jonathan van Fleet: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

Unbelievably, both Greenwood and Van Fleet had picked up pocket kings. There were no dramas on the {3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{j-Hearts} board that saw Vieira sent to the rail.

Ayras Hits on the River to Double Up

Ayras Doubles Up

Level 13 (8,000/16,000 - 2,000 ante)

Sometimes you have to get lucky to stay in any tournament and that's exactly what Pauli Ayras did in this hand.

Ayras limped in middle position and Ben Sulsky checked his big blind.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and Sulsky check-called 28,000.

The turn was the {j-Hearts} and Sulsky checked again. Ayras shoved for 217,000 into a pot of around 115,000 and Sulsky went into his time bank before calling.

Ben Sulsky: {q-Clubs}{5-Spades}
Pauli Ayras: {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Sulsky was ahead with top pair, with Ayras holding just ten-high. However, Ayras completed his straight on the {8-Diamonds} river to double up.

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