Ben Tollerene Triumphs at Panama Super High Roller for $538k

The PokerStars Championship is currently underway at the Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino in Panama City, with the 11 day tour running from March 10th to 20th. While its $5,300 Main Event will kick-off later today, the $50,000 buy-in Super High Roller has just been completed, with US pro Ben Tollerene having claimed the title, as well as a first-place prize of $538,715. Commenting on his experience at the final table, Tollerene stated:
“Yeah, I can’t really imagine a smoother final table than that. I think I lost one all in against [Daniel Dvoress] for like 10 blinds and won every other one. I can’t remember actually even losing a significant pot, which is pretty rare.”
Tollerene now boasts $2,673,495 in live tournament winnings, with his latest victory representing one of his biggest scores to date, second only to his runner-up finish at the 2016 A$100k NLHE Challenge for A$924,140 ($646,962). Tollerene has also earned $2,540,823 playing online tournaments under the screen name Bttech86, and a further $3,933,256 in online cash game profits on PokerStars.
The Super High Roller attracted 27 players and 6 rebuys to create a prize pool of $1,584,495, with only the final table of six seeing a return of at least $110,920 on their investments; this included Steve O’Dwyer, Daniel Dvoress, Justin Bonomo, Timothy Adams, Orpen Kisacikogl, and Ben Tollerene.
After the action got started, Tollerene subsequently eliminated every one of his opponents on the way to facing Canadian pro Daniel Dvoress heads-up for the title. At that stage, Tollerene held a commanding 9-to-1 chip advantage over his remaining competitor, with the deciding hand eventually played after Dvoress moved all-in preflop for 7 big blinds holding A-9. Tollerene made the call with K-5, and after hitting the river on a J-J-2-2-K board, Dvoress collected $372,360 for his hard-fought efforts, while Ben Tollerene was crowned the PokerStars Championship Panama $50,000 Super High Roller champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Ben Tollerene $538,715
2: Daniel Dvoress $372,360
3: Justin Bonomo $237,680
4: Steve O’Dwyer $182,220
5: Orpen Kisacikoglu $142,600
6: Timothy Adams $110,920

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