Giovanni Zanette is the Super High Roller Champion!
Gio stormed through the final table, knocking players out at will!
Once the prize money bubble burst, Gio showed his true quality knocking out Harold Brooks and Nick Katsapas in quick succession this morning!
Gio was the dark horse in this field of professionals, but if he played to his potential it would always be tough to keep the trophy from him!
His play was impeccable, from maximizing on his positional raises to making big folds when the timing just wasn’t right.
A very deserved winner of the Sun City Super High Roller!
Walking away with a cool R1 000 000 for 1st place!
Fazel Dawood is the Second Place finisher in the Super High Roller!
Heads up Fazel and Giovanni Zanette decided to make a deal,
Well done Fazel, the R500 000 is well justified for the way you played throughout the entire tournament!!
Nick Katsapas, the biggest personality of the Super High Roller has been knocked out in 3rd Place.
Blinds: 25 000/50 000 – BB Ante 50 000
Giovanni Zanette on the button raises to 150 000
Fazel folds, Nick moves all in on the big Blind
Gio turns over 9♦9♥
Nick tables Q♠J♦
It is a race, Gio has a 50% chance of knocking Nick out in 3rd.
The Board runs out:
8♥A♣6♠ K♥ 8♦
Which is no help to Nick, he is eliminated in 3rd place for R300 000
The tournament is down to Heads Up!
Giovanni Zanette – 5 000 000
Fazel Dawood – 1 600 000
Harold Brooks Finishes 4th!
Throughout the Tournament Harold has been one of the Chip Leaders,
Navigating an incredibly difficult field seemingly very easy!
Blinds: 20 000/40 000 – BB Ante 40 000
Nick Katsapas raises to 80 000 on the button,
Harold calls from the small blind
Giovanni Zanette defends from the big blind
Harold leads out from the small blind for 140 000
Gio calls and Nick folds
Harold bets 260 000
Gio moves all in, covering Harold
Harold makes the call
Gio shows 5♠3♣ for bottom two pair
Harold tables K♦Q♥, behind and needing to catch up on the river
Only a K, Q or J can keep Harold in the tournament
Giving Gio a full house and eliminating Harold from the tournament
Harold cashes for R200 000
Gio now has 4.6Million chips
The Final 4 Chip Count:
Giovanni Zanette – 1 790 000
Nick Katsapas – 1 765 000
Fazel Dawood – 1 715 000
Harold Brooks – 1 330 000
Play has ended for the day,
It will continue at 11am tomorrow morning
The Final 6 Chip Count:
Seat 1: Levine Singh – 109 000
Seat 3: Kinesh Pather – 461 000
Seat 4: Nick Katsapas – 1 262 000
Seat 5: Harold Brooks – 1 594 000
Seat 7: Giovanni Zanette – 1 642 000
Seat 8: Fazel Dawood – 1 495 000
Jason Strauss is All in, in a 4 way pot!
Harold Brooks opens up the action from the Highjack with A♠J♠ to 64 000
Jason Strauss moves all in on the button with A♣10♦ for 197 000
Gio Zanette in the Small Blind makes the call with A♥J♥
Levine Singh wakes up with Queens! He also makes the call!
The action is back on Harold, who completes and makes the call as well
The Board runs out with no betting from the 3 players still in the hand:
K♦8♥4♦ 7♠ A♦
Which takes the win away from Levine,
Gio and Harold chop the 824 000 chip pot,
Eliminating Jason in 7th place
Gio – 1.4 Million
Harold – 1.7 Million
Levine – 409 000
Golf 9 is out in 8th Place
Golf 9 under the gun raises it up to 50 000
Nick Katsapas calls in middle position
Levine Singh in the Big Blind calls 30 000 extra
Levine checks to Golf 9 who goes all in for 215 000
Nick Calls and Levine folds
Nick shows A♥10♣
Golf 9 tables A♣9♣, needing only a 9 or running clubs to stay in the Tournament
Turn: …………… 9 giving Golf 9 the massive advantage going to the river!
Nick needing a 3 outer on the river to knock out Golf 9
River: ……………. 10, like a scene from a movie!
Nick says thats why I’m the Best!!!
Eliminating Golf 9 from the tournament
Nick now has 1.2million chips
8 Players remain at the Dinner Break:
Seat 1: Levine Singh – 524 000
Seat 2: Golf 9 – 473 000
Seat 3: Kinesh Pather – 1 012 000
Seat 4: Nick Katsapas – 791 000
Seat 5: Harold Brooks – 672 000
Seat 6: Jason Strauss – 508 000
Seat 7: Giovanni Zanette – 1 164 000
Seat 8: Fazel Dawood – 1 456 000
Max Deveson out in 9th!
Blinds: 8 000/16 000 – BB Ante 16 000
Fazel Dawood raises from the Small blind to 36 000 with 10♠10♣
Max in the Big Blind makes the call with 5♠6♠
Fazel bets his over pair – 70 000
Max makes the call with his open ended straight draw
Turn: 9♠ giving Max the straight, and Fazel now looking for a Jack or a six to make a higher straight.
Fazel bets 200 000
Makes flat calls, setting the trap for a river all in
River: J♣ giving Fazel a bigger straight than Max
Fazel shoves all in, Max doesn’t think long before making the call
Fazel: 1 300 000