Elio Fox Continues Insane Summer Run With SHRPO $50k High Roller Victory
Elio Fox’s hot streak continues. Just two weeks after winning the $25k High Roller at the WPT Gardens Poker Festival, he has now taken down the $50k Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Super High Roller for a cool $500,000.
Fox defeated Dan Shak and Chris Hunichen at the final table on Friday for the third largest score of his live poker career. Fox has been crushing ever since winning his second career bracelet at the 2018 World Series of Poker and is having the best year of his live poker career.
Elio Fox Defeats Dan Shak Heads-Up to Win $50k SHRPO Super High Roller
The SHRPO $50k Super High Roller kicked off on Thursday with a field of 25 entries, creating a prize pool of $1.22 million. What would normally be a two-day affair spilled over to a day two as Elio Fox, Dan Shak, and Giuseppe Iadisemia were still in contention at the end of Day 1.
Iadisemia was the first to fall as he came in as the short stack. He ran K-T into the A-7 of Shak and was out in third for $190k. This left Fox and Shak to play it out for the title and both had relatively even stacks at the start of heads-up play.
In the final hand, Shak shoved with two pair but ran into a Broadway straight from Fox. The straight held and Fox took down the title. Shak earned $305k for his runner-up finish.
In addition to the impressive SHRPO trophy, Fox earned $500,000 for first, the third largest live score of his poker career.
— SHRPO (@shrpo) August 9, 2018
Fox Continues Crazy Summer Run
Prior to the 2018 WSOP, Fox’s only cash in 2018 was a runner-up finish in a WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open preliminary for $19,536. Fox then binked the $10k Super Turbo Bounty Event to win his second career WSOP bracelet and $393,693.
Fox then turned around and finished runner-up in the $100k High Roller behind Nick Petrangelo to win $1.79 million. Since then, Fox has gone on an impressive run in High Roller events, making six final tables and winning four of those events.
His deep runs include all of the following:
July 1 – $10k Aria NL – 1st Place – $136,800
July 4 – $10k Aria NL – 3rd Place – $36,600
July 7 – $25k Aria High Roller – 2nd Place – $182,000
July 12 – $25k Aria High Roller – 1st Place – $361,000
July 14 – $50k WSOP High Roller – 9th Place – $139m699
July 24 – $25k WPT Gardens Poker Festival High Roller – 1st Place – $225,000
Including this victory, Fox has $3.82 million in earnings for 2018 and $7.17 million for his career. Prior to 2018, his best year as a live pro was 2011 when he won the 2011 WSOP-E Main Event. He earned $2.66 million that year.
From 2012 through 2017, Fox won no more than $198k in any year and the last four years he didn’t even crack $100k in annual earnings.
Fox’s run is just another example how that players can go on insane runs in High Roller tournaments and drastically change their career earnings in just a few scores. He has more than doubled his career earnings in a single year and is currently one of the hottest pros on the circuit.
The question now is whether he can continue this insane run or if he will begin cooling off as is customary after such a crazy run. Of course, he will have a lot more shots to pad his 2018 earnings, including the upcoming 2018 Poker Masters that will kick off in September.