High Roller Week in Aria! Big Names and Big Prizes!

Tony G and Justin Bonomo Big Winners at Aria

Many high-stakes players have arrived to Las Vegas already ahead of busy summer, and there has been some great action at Aria Casino, where a series of big buy-in tournaments have been played.

Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo has been the biggest winner so far at Aria, after taking down a $10,000 opening event for $138K and chopping a $50,000 event for almost $780K with an unknown amateur player.

According to Phil Hellmuth, Tony G has also been playing and took down a $25,000 event for +$353K, and donated his winnings to charity. It was the first live cash in four years for Tony G.


Tollerene, Sontheimer, Christner Chop Aria $100K for $1 Million Each

On the eve of the Super High Roller Bowl, 13 players returned for Day 2 of the $100,000 buy-in tournament hosted by Aria Poker in Las Vegas. The high roller event was the fourth at Aria this week, following up $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 tournaments. All four events served as lead-ups to the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl, which kicks off Sunday afternoon and runs though Thursday, June 1.

A total of 54 entries generated a prize pool of $5,292,000 at Aria on Friday. A slew of German pros were in the field and, to nobody’s surprise, a few made deep runs to the final table. Ultimately, two of them — Christian Christner and Steffen Sontheimer — agreed to a three-handed deal with American pro Ben Tollerene that secured more than $1 million to each.

Aria $100K Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Christian Christner Germany $1,450,000*
2 Steffen Sontheimer Germany $1,220,000*
3 Ben Tollerene United States $1,020,000*
4 David Peters United States $432,360
5 Christoph Vogelsang Germany $370,440
6 Erik Seidel United States $317,520
7 Adrian Mateos Spain $264,600
8 Daniel Negreanu United States $211,680

*Reflects three-handed deal


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