Patrik Antonius won the first €25,000 Super High Roller event at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany festival, but it was a lesser known poker player who triumphed in the sequel.
partypoker MILLIONS Germany €25K Super High Roller II Results
|3||Niall Farrell||United Kingdom||€225,900*|
|5||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||€85,000|
*reflects a three-way deal
Johannes Becker only has a handful of live tournament cashes to his name but now they add up to almost $2 million. Becker won a €25,500 Super High Roller at the 2017 EAPT Prague for a career-best €500,000 and now has a €320,050 score to his name. This latest result is unique, however, because it stemmed from a three-handed flip.
Forty-five players, including 13 re-entries, competed for the €1,068,750 prize pool, which was divvied out among the top six finishers. Seventh-place finisher, and therefore the bubble boy, was high stakes guru Christoph Vogelsang who moved all-in from the hijack seat with and was called by Becker in the big blind with . The board ran out and the money bubble burst.
Manig Loeser, who burst the bubble in the first €25,000 Super High Roller a couple of days ago, finished in sixth-place when his proved no match for Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard’s . Both players made a pair on the flop, Leonard’s was stronger, and Loeser was gone.
Leonard followed Loeser to the sidelines a short time later, losing a coinflip with against Becker’s and then the last standing member of Team partypoker, Joao Simao, crashed out in fourth-place when he pushed all-in with and ran straight into Becker’s .
Three-handed play continued to the next break when the final trio of players discussed a deal to split the remainder of the prize pool. Those discussions bore fruit and the players opted to end the tournament with a blind three-way flip instead of the traditional method. The dealer gave all three players hole cards and those three players moved all-in without looking at their cards.
Stefan Schillhabel was the preflop favourite, but that all changed when the first three community cards fell . The turn was followed by the river and with that Becker had become the latest partypoker LIVE champion and received €320,050.
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