Cary Katz, Matthias Eibinger and Jared Jafee Win ARIA High Rollers
Another pair of Aria High Rollers concluded over the weekend. Matthias Eibinger defeated Poker Central boss Cary Katz heads-up to win a $25k High Roller on Friday while Jared Jafee defeated Elio Fox in a $25k High Roller on Saturday.
Also, Poker Central shared their latest standing in their High Roller of the Year race. Cary Katz has nearly a 300 point lead over the rest of the field and apparently has snuck a High Roller victory in unbeknownst to the rest of the poker world.
Matthias Eibinger Wins $25k High Roller for $299k
On Friday, ARIA held yet another $25k High Roller with this one drawing 26 entries and a prize pool of $650k. Justin Bonomo and Bryn Kenney joined Matthais Eibinger and Cary Katz as the only players to cash.
It was Eibinger and Katz facing off against each other heads-up for the title. Once again, Katz fell short of winning, earning $182k for second place. Eibinger took home $299 for first place.
Jared Jafee Wins Saturday $25k High Roller
Saturday’s $25k High Roller at ARIA drew a field of 26 entries yet again for another $650k prize pool. This event saw Elio Fox and Nicholas Petrangelo return to the final table along with Lazaro Hernandez and Jared Jafee.
Petrangelo fell short of heads-up and settled for $104k for third. Jafee and Fox battled heads-up for the title and Jafee managed to walk away with the $299k top prize. Fox padded his summer bankroll with $182k.
This is why I love poker 😂 pic.twitter.com/0DIhpdCw7o
— Ba💤e (@JakeBazeley) July 8, 2018
Cary Katz Wins One!!
Cary Katz has been on a fantastic run this summer in ARIA High Rollers, cashing in 10 but failing to win. He has finished runner-up five times, including the Friday event reported earlier.
On Sunday, Katz finally broke through and took down his first High Roller of the summer. We noticed that Katz was listed as a winner in the High Roller of the Year Standings and when we reached out to the ARIA via Twitter, Dan Smith replied with the following:
We chopped yesterday
— Dan Smith (@DanSmithHolla) July 10, 2018
While we don’t have the figures on his win yet as ARIA has yet to post results, we have been able to calculate that he won $220k in the chop. We came to this figure by subtracting his known cashes on Hendon this summer from the total listed on Poker Central.
Cary Katz Leads High Roller of the Year
In case you haven’t been paying attention to the High Roller Series at ARIA, there’s a new POY title being contested. Poker Central created the High Roller of the Year to award the best player from the various high roller events played at ARIA.
Players can receive points from events in the ARIA High Roller Series as well as the Triple Crown events of the US Poker Open, Poker Masters, and the Super High Roller Bowl. The current year’s race began with the on May 29, 2018, and will finish with the 2019 Super High Roller Bowl.
So far, Cary Katz has jumped out to an early lead with 945 points. This is on the strength of 11 cashes this summer including his most recent victory. He has $1.21 million in earnings this summer. Adrian Mateos and Sam Soverel are the next closest players with 650 and 630 points respectively. They also just happen to be second and third in most cash won this summer with $953k and $933k respectively.
Ben Tollerene and Justin Bonomo round out the top five in both points and cash. Of course, there is a long way to go before a POY is crowned, but this will prove to be a fun race to follow.