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Massimiliano Zanasi wins WPT Germany High Roller as Main Event Gets Underway

Massimiliano Zanasi wins WPT Germany High Roller at King's Resort

Massimiliano Zanasi has won the WPT Germany €5,300 High Roller at King's Resort, Rozvadov for €66,000. This is the Italian's third five-figure score in the space of four months, one of which was a tenth place finish in the World Series of Poker Europe €25,500 Short Deck High Roller also at King's Resort back in October.

Zanasi defeated a field of 38 players to take home the title, in what was the biggest buy-in event of the WPT festival at King's.

Runner-up Renato Nowak is a frequent player at King's Resort, finishing 13th in the same €25,500 Short Deck High Roller during the 2019 WSOP Europe.

WPT Germany High Roller Results

PlacePlayerCountryPayout (EUR)Payout (USD)
1Massimiliano ZanasiItaly€ 66,000$71,280
2Renato NowakBosnia and Herzegovina€ 45,500$49,140
3Dr. Prof.Germany€ 32,000$34,560
4Loris FidanziaItaly€ 22,000$23,760
5Sirzat HissouGermany€ 15,000$16,200

Just five places were paid with Sirzat Hissou earning a min-cash of €15,000. Hissou is a regular European regular, with six different countries represented in his last nine cashes on The Hendon Mob. This was also his first cash at a WPT event since the 2018 WPT European Championship in Berlin where he finished ninth for €21,235 ($25,359)

It was another good return for Italian Loris Fidanzia at King's Resort after his eleventh place finish in the WSOPE €25,500 Short Deck High Roller last year, with a fourth-place finish in the WPT Germany High Roller, just behind Dr. Prof. who earned themselves €32,000.

That left just two players, with Nowak eventually having to settle for second place behind Zanasi.

€1.5m GTD WPT Germany Main Event

Two flights have been completed in the €1.5m GTD WPT Germany Main Event so far, with 70 of 154 players advancing to Day 2. The chip leader is Laszlo Papai from Hungary, who topped the Day 1a chip counts, only slightly ahead of Josef Gulas who was the Day 1b chip leader.

Other notables through to Day 2 include WPT Opener champion Ricardas Vymeris (133,900), Omar Lakhdari (111,400), Maxim Lykov (79,800), WPT Germany Ladies Event champion Sasha Liu (66,600) and Philipp Zukernik (64,100).

Here are the top five chip counts from each flight so far:

Day 1a Chip Leaders

NameCountryChip Count
Laszlo PapaiHungary246,900
Faruk TachNetherlands211,100
Peter JakslandDenmark197,100
Adam Krzysztof KrolPoland166,400
Tom HallUnited Kingdom12700t

Day 1b Chip Leaders

NameCountryChip Count
Josef GulasCzech Republic216,300
Marian DumitracheRomania188,000
Daniil KiselevRussia153,800
Tiziano Di RomualdoItaly136,000
Maxim PanyakRussia127,900

There are still plenty of events left on the WPT Germany schedule:

WPT Germany Full Schedule

Thu 20 Feb12:00 p.m.WPT Main Event Day 1C: €1.5M Gtd€3,300
 1:00 p.m.Main Event Satellite: 10x Day 2 Seats Gtd€330
 6:00 p.m.Main Event Satellite: 10x Day 2 Seats Gtd€330
 8:00 p.m.King’s Thursday Night Tournament€115
Fri 21 Feb12:00 p.m.WPT Main Event Day 2: €1.5M Gtd€3,300
 2:00 p.m.WPT Closer Satellite: 10x Day 1 Seats Gtd€150
 3:00 p.m.BIG10 Pot Limit Omaha: €10K gtd€220
 5:00 p.m.WPT Closer Day 1A: €250K gtd€1,100
 6:00 p.m.King’s PLO High Roller Day 1€2,200
 8:00 p.m.King’s BIG20€115
Sat 22 Feb10:00 a.m.WPT Closer Satellite: 10x Day 1B Seats Gtd€150
 12:00 p.m.WPT Main Event Day 3 
 12:00 p.m.WPT Closer Day 1B: €250K Gtd€1,100
 1:00 p.m.King’s PLO High Roller Final Day 
 2:00 p.m.WPT Closer Satellite: 10x Day 1C Seats Gtd€150
 3:00 p.m.BIG20 Pot Limit Omaha€330
 5:00 p.m.WPT Closer Day 1C: €250K Gtd€1,100
 8:00 p.m.King’s BIG30€115
Sun 23 Feb12:00 p.m.WPT Main Event Final Day 
 1:00 p.m.WPT Closer Final Day 
 3:00 p.m.Bounty Hunter€550
 8:00 p.m.King’s BIG10€115

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