Poker News: Martirosian Wins Super High Roller Bowl Europe, Phil Ivey Wins His 1st Event of 2021

This week’s poker news is focused on three high roller winners that have added to their trophy mantles this past week. Let’s start off with the Super High Roller Bowl in Europe, which has found a winner.

Martirosian Wins Super High Roller Bowl Europe Event

Nobody was able to stop Artur Martirosian in the 2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe $100,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event as ended up taking home the biggest prize. In the end, he battled it out against another poker professional in David Peters but emerged victorious. Martirosian snagged $1,400,000 for his first-place finish, by far the largest tournament score of his successful career. As it stands right now, he has roughly $3.4 million in career earnings.

Martirosian claimed two other titles in 2021 alone. His first was during a World Poker Tour Russia side event and the second was a win at the European Poker Tour Sochi main event. When talking about this most recent title, Martirosian gets to add 480 Card Player Player of the Year points to this years resume.

He is now in 26th place in the 2021 POY standings but with a lot of time left in the year he could easily jump up a few more spots.

Ivey Wins Another Tournament, His First Of 2021

Legendary poker pro Phil Ivey was able to continue his impressive career with a nice win in the Super High Roller Bowl Europe $25,000 buy-in short deck event. Up until this point, Ivey hadn’t been able to claim a live tournament title throughout the entire year, which is a rough spell for him. He was determined to break that streak, though, as he eliminated the final four contestants to claim first place and the $408,000 prize.

The Poker Hall of Famer gets to add those earnings onto his career total, moving that up to $31.2 million. Ivey is 12th on the all-time money list when it comes to poker right now.

Ivey also officially qualified for both the PokerGO Tour and the Card Player Player of the Year race. He nabbed 420 points for the POY race and an additional 245 points for the PokerGOTour. He has a lot of work to do in the POY race if he wants to start climbing up the ranks but he is already just outside the top 50 when it comes to PokerGO’s leaderboard.

Jiang Claims $756,000 At Super High Roller Bowl Europe Event

It was a terrific day for Santi Jiang as his third final table finish resulted in a massive payday. Jiang has dominated the 2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe as he’s competed in three of the first five live events and made the final table in each of those. His most recent was the SHRB Europe $50,000 buy-in short deck event and Jiang outlasted a tough field of 42 other entries to emerge victorious and claim the top prize of $756,000.

Adding that onto his other finishes, he has now picked up a total of $951,750 in this series alone. He grabbed $72,000 from a $25,000 buy-in shot deck tournament and another $123,750 from a different $25,000 short deck event.

Before the Super High Roller Bowl Europe series started, Jiang didn’t have a single Card Player Player of the Year point. Now, he has earned 860 points and sits at 170th place in the 2021 POY standings.