£50,000 Super High Roller
Day 3 Completed
£50,000 Super High Roller
Day 3 Completed
After three days of play, the Season 10 European Poker Tour £50,000 Super High Roller came to a close on Sunday as the final eight players from a 57-entry field battled down to a winner. After five levels of play, Germany’s Martin Finger topped a stacked final table to walk away with the £821,000 first-place prize, Shamballa bracelet (the Official Bracelet Sponsor of EPT Season 10 Super High Roller events) and the second Super High Roller title of the season.
It took just four hands for the first elimination of day, and it's no surprise that it was the short stack. It happened in Level 18 (25,000/50,000/5,000) when Patrik Antonius moved all in from early position for his last 190,000 holding the . Action folded to Timothy Adams in the big blind and he opted to call with the . According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, the hand would be chopped 90.68% of the time while Antonius, who had suited cards, would double 7.16% of the time. Adams would four-flush just 2.17% of the time.
Adams' chances were slim, but they jumped to 36.36% when the flop gave him a freeroll. The turn dropped Adams' chances to 20.45%, meaning the two would chop 79.55% of the time. Unfortunately for Antonius, Adams' long shot came in when the spiked on the river. Antonius, who registered for the tournament at the start of Day 2, exited the stage and made his way to the payout desk in eighth place to collect £109,455.
After the elimination of David Benefield in seventh place, Adams was the next to go. It happened in Level 20 (40,000/80,000/10,000) when Bill Perkins opened for 200,000 from the hijack with the and Adams, who was at his third straight EPT Super High Roller final table (he bubbled the €50,000 SHR Barcelona event in eighth place) three-bet all in for 1.13 million from the small blind with the . The big folded and Perkins snap-called only to discover that he was dominated.
The flop was dry as can be, and Perkins began calling for cards to chop. Despite him believing he could catch running cards to chop, Perkins' only chance to win the hand was to catch a six. After the turned, Perkins realized he was incorrect about the chop possibilities and began to count out chips. As he was doing so, the dealer burned one last time and put out the ! Perkins hit his two outer to send Adams to the rail in sixth place for £175,200.
Perkins’ good fortune was short lived however as he was sent packing a few minutes later alongside Johannes Strassmann. It began when a short-stacked Strassmann moved all in from the button for 650,000 chips and Martin Finger called from the small blind. Perkins then moved all in over the top from the big and Finger called to create a giant three-way all-in pot.
The flop gave Perkins top pair, but it was Finger who made a set. Neither the turn nor river changed a thing and both Strassmann and Perkins were knocked in fifth and fourth place respectively.
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In Level 21 (50,000/100,000/10,000), a short-stacked Christoph Vogelsang moved all in from the small blind for 1,300,000 and Finger called from the big.
The board ran out and Vogelsang was knocked out in third place for £383,200. Finger began heads-up play with a significant chip lead over Reinkemeier, but it wouldn’t be a quick affair. The two battle for nearly two hours, and during that time the chips moved very little.
Finally, in Level 22 (60,000/120,000/10,000) things came to a head. It happened when Finger raised to 240,000 from the button and Reinkemeier three-bet to 600,000 from the big blind. Finger opted to four-bet to 1,050,000 and Reinkemeier moved all in followed by a quick call from Finger.
The board ran out and Reinkemeier was eliminated in second place. With that, Finger became the first player to win both an EPT Main Event and Super High Roller.
That concludes PokerNews’ coverage of the £50,000 Super High Roller, but we will be bringing you live updates from the Main Event, which is happening now, and the £10,000 High Roller later this week.
Martin Finger raised to 240,000 from the button and Tobias Reinkemeier three-bet to 600,000 from the big blind. Finger opted to four-bet to 1,050,000 and Reinkemeier moved all in followed by a quick call from Finger.
The board ran out and Reinkemeier was knocked out! Finger is our winner and Reinkemeier takes home £593,900 for his second place finish.
Martin Finger raised to 240,000 from the button and Tobias Reinkemeier called from the big blind.
The flop brought and Reinkemeier checked to Finger who bet 225,000. Reinkemeier made the call and the turn brought the .
Reinkemeier checked once more and Finger fired out 425,000. Reinkemeier decided to let it go and Finger moves back up over 10 million.
Tobias Reinkemeier raised to 240,000 from the small blind with and Martin Finger called with .
The flop brought and Finger checked. Reinkemeier bet 200,000 and Finger quickly called.
On the turn the hit and Finger checked again. Reinkemeier checked as well and the river brought the . Finger bet 700,000 with his flush and Reinkemeier tanked for a bit before folding his cards.
The PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Player of the Year race began Barcelona and continues here in London. Remember, this season a new points formula was implemented in conjunction with the Global Poker Index.
Players will be able to accumulate points in all events throughout Season 10, regardless of the buy-in level. In addition, all of the Festival Events (Estrellas, UKIPT, Eureka, FPS, IPT) that combine with an EPT tour stop will be eligible for Player of the Year points. The winner of this season’s award will walk away with €50,000 in Main Event buy-ins, good for any PokerStars or Full Tilt sponsored event.
The Global Poker Index (GPI) points formula, which will be used to determine the EPT10 POY, is a bit complicated, but you can read about all the details here.
Here are the top ten on the EPT10 POY Leaderboard:
|1||David Benefield||261.67 pts|
|2||Ole Schemion||259.32 pts|
|3||Joao Barbosa||220.20 pts|
|4||Thomas Muehloecker||196.87 pts|
|5||Jonathan Duhamel||195.58 pts|
|6||Tom Middleton||181.74 pts|
|7||Vitaly Lunkin||176.97 pts|
|8||Steve O'Dwyer||175.30 pts|
|9||Kevin Vandersmissen||173.42 pts|
|10||Oleksii Khoroshenin||166.89 pts|
Obviously Benefield will add to his points thanks to a seventh-place finish in this event.
We'll be bringing you daily updates on the Player of the Year race, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.
Martin Finger raised to 240,000 with and Tobias Reinkemeier called from the big blind with .
The flop brought and Finger bet after his opponent chekced after which Reinkemeier folded.
The average cost of a baby in its first year is anything up to £10,000 according to some. Time then for Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody, who is playing Day 1a of the Main Event, to bank as much as possible before fatherhood next March, as the PokerStars Blog reports.