Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White Hosted the 2013 High Roller Hold ‘Em

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 9, 2013 1:39 pm

High Roller Hold ‘Em in partnership with Snow Park Technologies and hosted by two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White combined the thrill of big air snowboarding with the strategy of high-stakes poker.

 

Athletes had to combine poker skills with big air stunts. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

Athletes had to combine poker skills with big air stunts. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

 

Two-Time Olympic snowboarder Shaun White mingled with fans. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

Two-Time Olympic snowboarder Shaun White mingled with fans. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

 

Ian Thorley won the first hand after drawing an eight of diamonds at the poker table and landing a Cab 900. The second hand was won by Sage Kotsenburg with his backside 1080 while Pat Burgener won the third hand with a backside double cork 1080. Burgener and Kostenburg had the highest chip totals at end of the first three-hand round and automatically won entry into the five-man final table.

 

The big air stunts kept the crowds excited throughout the day. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

The big air stunts kept the crowds excited throughout the day. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

 

The remaining athletes entered a second three-hand round. Chas Guldemon’s Cab double cork 1260 won the first hand. The second hand was won by Mark McMorris with a frontside double cork 1080. Eric Willett won the third hand with a Cab 1080. The highest chip winners in round two; Willett and Guldemond guaranteed their sports at the final table. Gjermund Braaten won the luck-of-the-draw last-chance qualifier round with a Cab double cork 1080.

 

Chas Guldemond%u2019s hard work paid of with his solid win. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

Chas Guldemond%u2019s hard work paid of with his solid win. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

 

The crowd rocked out to Red Bull%u2019s DJ Goldenchlyd%u2019s mixes while watching the stunts. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

The crowd rocked out to Red Bull’s DJ Goldenchlyd mixes while watching the stunts. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

Guldemond drew the king of diamonds and landed a backside double cork 1260 in the second hand of the final round awarding him the win and collecting $23,000 in the chip pot. Braaten won the first hand of the final with a Cab 900 but finished second overall just ahead of Willett.

 

High Roller Hold ‘Em results:
1- Chas Guldemond
2 – Gjermund Braaten
3 – Eric Willett
4 – Sage Kotsenburg
5 – Pat Burgener

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