Super High Roller Bowl $25k Draft

We just did a 14 person draft tonight and I figured I would break it down round by round. It was a snake draft and each person ended up with 4 players. It’s important to note that these picks were made after the table draws were released so most people strategically put more value on players who they deemed to have softer tables

Round 1:
Igor Kurganov picks Nick Petrangelo
Fedor Holz picks Steffen Sontheimer
Brian Rast picks Erik Seidel
Scott Seiver picks Justin Bonomo
Adrian Mateos picks Fedor Holz
Bill Perkins picks Brian Rast
Bill Perkins 2 picks Tom Marchese
Henrik Latz picks Dan Colman
Daniel Negreanu picks Dan Smith
Jason Mercier picks Brynn Kenney
Dan Smith picks Ben Tollerene
Brynn Kenney picks Scott Seiver
Dan Shak picks Connor Drinan
Ankush Mandavia picks Christoph Voselang

Best pick of the first round: Dan Colman at #8

Round 2 reverse order:
Ankush: Rainer Kempe
Shak: David Peters
BK: Ben Sulksy
DSmith: Andrew Lichtenberger
JM: Sean Winter
DN: Jake Schindler
HL: Isaac Haxton
BP2: Antonio Esfandiari
BP: Andrew Robl
Adrian: Doug Polk
SS: Dominik Nitsche
BR: Koray Aldemir
FH: Jason Koon
IK: Igor Kurganov

Best pick of second round: David Peters at #16

Round 3:
IK: Jason Mercier
FH: Christian Christner
BR: Byron Kaverman
SS: Ben Lamb
Adrian: Pratyush Buddiga
BP: Bill Perkins
BP2: John Juanda
HL: Ankush Mandavia
DN: Daniel Negreanu
JM: Stefan Schillhabel
DSmith: Sam Soveral
BK: Talal Shakerchi
Shak: Matt Berkey
Ankush: Jason Les

Best pick of third round: Ankush Mandavia

Round 4:
Ankush: Carey Katz
Shak: Phil Hellmuth
BK: Dan Shak
DSmith: Haralabos Voulgaris
JM: Brandon Steven
DN: David Einhorn
HL: Antanas Guoga
BP2: Bill Klein
BP: Kevin Hart
Adrian: Dan Perper
SS: Zachary Hyman
BR: Giuseppe Ladisernia
FH: Leon Tsoukernik
IK: Lauren Roberts

Best pick of fourth round: Zachary Hyman

Twice Henrik Latz took the player I was going after. First with Dan Colman, than in the third round Ankush Mandavia. Seems to me like its arguably the best overall team drafted:
Dan Colman, Isaac Haxton, Ankush Mandavia, Tony G

I really had no intention of drafting myself but when Ankush went right in front of me, I was between Sam Soveral and Stefan Schillhabel and I just wasn’t comfortable taking either pick in that spot, so I figured, what the heck, I’ll draft myself despite not drawing the best table for day one. Anything can happen, though, and I don’t really mind my table draw all that much. I have lots of tough cookies at my table, but also a decent grasp of what to expect.

Wish me luck!

 
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