2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
€5,300 High Roller
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in €5,300
Prize Pool €270,750
Players 57

Level Info

Level 23
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 20,000
€5,300 High Roller
Day 2 Completed

Anatoly Filatov Wins 2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship €5,300 High Roller

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 20,000 ante
Anatoly Filatov Wins the GPC High Roller
Anatoly Filatov Wins the GPC High Roller

The first highlight of the 2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championships at the King's Casino in Rozvadov has crowned a champion and it was partypoker team pro Anatoly Filatov, who emerged victorious in the 57 entry-strong field of the €5,300 High Roller. Filatov cut a deal with Benjamin Benoit and Czech Republic's Van Tiep Nguyen before going from shortest stack to winner in less than an hour, taking home the trophy and a paday of €64,125.

Benoit, who hails from New Caledonia, a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, qualified for this very event through a €800 Live Satellite before the start of Day 1 and turned his entry into a payday of €80,000 while Nguyen also claimed €64,125 as part of the three-way deal.

Filatov just turned 29 years old two days ago, and the Russian became a sponsored pro for partypoker in March 2017 . Not even half a year later, the poker pro from Moscow added a second consecutive partypoker LIVE High Roller trophy to his collection. Filatov was part of a three-way deal in the partypoker MILLION Germany High Roller for €42,000 back in June 2017 and his live earnings now exceed $1.5 million, furthermore he also boasts more than $2.3 million in online poker tournament winnings.

Final Result €5,300 High Roller

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize EUR)Prize (USD)
1Anatoly FilatovRussia64,12575,472
2Van Tiep NguyenCzech Republic64,12575,472
3Benjamin BenoitFrance80,00094,156
4Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom30,00035,264
5Moritz DietrichAustria20,00023,509
6Sander van WesemaelNetherlands12,50014,693

The registration and single re-entry period was open for the first four levels of 45 minutes each and among those to jump in were Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and partypoker pro Marcel Luske. Ultimately, 18 new entries brought the field up to 57 entries in total including 43 unique players and 14 re-entries, and the prize pool of €270,750 was shared among the top six spots.

Czech World Series of Poker bracelet winner Artur Rudziankov was the first casualty of the day and Vojtech Ruzicka followed him to the rail soon after. Gerald Karlic entered as new entry on Day 2 and fired two bullets without success while Hossein Ensan, partypoker pro Kristen Bicknell and German High Roller regular Philipp Gruissem also ran out of chips early on. The kings of ElkY were cracked when Julian Thomas flopped two pair and turned a full house with ten-five suited and Grospellier busted the very next hand.

Down to the last two tables, Moritz Dietrich was the dominating chip leader but Benjamin Benoit joined him as chip millionaire. Pierre Neuville called the shove of Dietrich with jack-nine for top pair and faced the straight and flush draw of the Austrian. Both turned a straight and Dietrich rivered a flush to eliminate the poker stalwart from Belgium. Julian Thomas and Kacper Pyzara followed before German WSOP bracelet winner Paul Michaelis lost a flip with sevens against the ace-king of Benoit. The Frenchman also knocked out Michal Schuh and the unofficial nine-handed final table was set.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom200,00020
2Manig LoeserGermany272,00027
3Anatoly FilatovRussia900,00090
4Van Tiep NguyenCzech Republic765,00077
5Matthias De MeulderBelgium799,00080
6Moritz DietrichAustria980,00098
7Benjamin BenoitFrance1,180,000118
8Sander van WesemaelNetherlands416,00042
9Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany192,00019

Final Table Action

Jan-Peter Jachtmann became the first casualty of the final table when his three-bet shove with pocket eights came at an unfortunate timing. Initial raiser Moritz Dietrich quickly called with pocket jacks and the board ran out king-high. Dietrich then took a commanding lead after sending Matthias De Meulder to the rail a few minutes later. De Meulder check-raised a ten-high flop and bet when a jack appeared on the turn. Dietrich called both bets and snap-called the shove that followed when the river paired the jack. De Meulder was caught with king-queen high got a busted straight draw and Dietrich had pocket tens for a full house.

Manig Loeser ended up as the bubble boy when his four-bet shove with ace-king suited was called by Moritz Dietrich with queen-jack off suit. An all-diamond king-high flop gave Loeser top pair, but the gutshot and flush draw of Dietrich provided a hefty sweat. A blank on the turn was followed by a diamond on the river and all remaining six players were guaranteed at least €12,500.

Sander van Wesemael had to settle for a min-cash, putting his hopes on an open-ended straight draw and nut flush draw. Benjamin Benoit held pocket eights for the over pair and higher straight draw, and turned the straight before a non-club river sent the Dutchman out in 6th place.

Benoit and Dietrich were the two dominating chip leaders with five remaining and clashed in a massive set-over set nightmare scenario. Dietrich was left with a few big blinds after his one outer didn't miracle didn't happen, instead Benoit even improved to quads and took a commanding lead. Dietrich busted soon after with ace-eight against Benoit's pocket nines and the Frenchman held more than 60% of the chips in play with four left.

Jack Sinclair, who finishd 8th in the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event a few weeks ago, grinded up his short stack before losing a flip with ace-ten suited to Anatoly Filatov's pocket fives. The Brit was all in the next hand with seven-three suited and Filatov's ace-ten dealt the final blow.

With three players remaining, there were three attemps at a deal and the third one was a charm. Benoit was still the commanding chip leader and only the winner's trophy was still up for grabs. Filatov's run good started and he took over the lead from Benoit before turning an eight-high straight and sending Benoit in third. Van Tiep Nguyen followed less than 10 minutes later when his king-nine suited had plenty of outs against ace-eight only to see Filatov fade the gutshot and flush draw to claim the trophy.

Anatoliy Filatov Wins the GPC High Roller

While the €5,300 High Roller event has crowned it's champion, the next highlight of the festival at Europe's biggest poker arena has already kicked off. Day 1a of the Main Event with a guarantee of €1,000,000 is in the books and Day 1b kicks off at 12 p.m. noon local time. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action.

Tags: Anatoly FilatovArtur RudziankovBenjamin BenoitBertrand GrospellierGerald KarlicHossein EnsanJack SinclairJan-Peter JachtmannJulian ThomasKacper PyzaraKristen BicknellManig LoeserMarcel LuskeMatthias De MeulderMichal SchuhMoritz DietrichPaul MichaelisPhilipp GruissemPierre NeuvilleSander van WesemaelVan Tiep NguyenVojtech Ruzicka

Van Tiep Nguyen Eliminated in 2nd Place (€64,125)

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 20,000 ante
Van Tiep Nguyen
Van Tiep Nguyen

Soon after Benjamin Benoit was knocked out in third place, Van Tiep Nguyen lost two small pots and dropped to around 1,100,000. He then got those chips in preflop and Anatoly Filatov called.

Van Tiep Nguyen: {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Anatoly Filatov: {A-Spades}{8-Hearts}

"Wait," Filatov told the dealer and grabbed his mini camera to film the showdown. Nguyen was already on his own phone for a call and the flop came {Q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} to give Nguyen a straight and flush draw. "Oh shit," Filatov said while the {7-Spades} turn blanked, and he asked for another brick on the river. Indeed, the {10-Clubs} changed nothing and the Russian was crowned as champion.

Both players take home €64,125, but Filatov gets the added bonus of scooping a consecutive partypoker LIVE High Roller trophy.

A recap of today's action is to follow shortly.

Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 5,700,000 1,200,000
Van Tiep Nguyen cz
Van Tiep Nguyen
cz Busted

Tags: Anatoly FilatovVan Tiep Nguyen

Benjamin Benoit Eliminated in 3rd Place (€80,000)

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 20,000 ante
Benjamin Benoit
Benjamin Benoit

While Anatoly Filatov was the shortest stack when the deal was struck and Benjamin Benoit was guaranteed to take home the lion's share of the prize pool, it was the Frenchman who went out in third place. After losing yet another pot to Filatov, the Russian took over the lead and the next big clash followed soon after.

Filatov raised the button and Benoit defended the big blind, then called a bet of 150,000 on the {6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop. After the {4-Clubs} turn, Benoit bet 220,000 and Filatov raised to 650,000, which Benoit called. The {8-Clubs} river completed the board and Benoit check-called the shove of Filatov for his last 1,300,000. Filatov had him covered by some 100,000 and showed {8-Spades}{7-Spades} for a straight, Benoit mucked and had to settle for 3rd place and €80,000 as per the deal.

Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 4,500,000 2,700,000
Van Tiep Nguyen cz
Van Tiep Nguyen
cz 1,200,000 -300,000
Benjamin Benoit FR
Benjamin Benoit
FR Busted

Tags: Anatoly FilatovBenjamin Benoit

Level:
23
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
20,000

Filatov Chips Up Further

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 15,000 ante

On a flop of {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, Benjamin Benoit bet 75,000 and Anatoly Filatov called. The {J-Clubs} turn and {4-Clubs} river were checked and Filatov won the pot with {Q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}.

Then, the flop came {K-Hearts}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs} and Filatov bet 50,000 in the big blind. Benoit check-raised to 120,000 in the small blind and Filatov called before Benoit checked the {Q-Hearts} turn. Filatov made it 260,000 to go and Benoit let go.

Benjamin Benoit FR
Benjamin Benoit
FR 2,400,000 -1,100,000
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 1,800,000 1,100,000

Tags: Anatoly FilatovBenjamin Benoit

Level:
22
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
15,000

Filatov Finds Trips

zerofive • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 12,000 ante
Filatov surprised Benjamin Benoit with trips
Filatov surprised Benjamin Benoit with trips

Benjamin Benoit raised to 76,000 from the small blind, with Anatoly Filatov calling from the big blind. Benoit checked the {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{a-Hearts} flop over to Filatov, who bet 65,000 and was quickly called.

The {a-Diamonds} turn paired the board, with Benoit choosing to lead out for 125,000. Filatov looked somewhat confused, but ultimately put the chips in as the pair went to the {8-Hearts} river. Benoit barreled again, this time for 275,000 which was very quickly called by Filatov.

Benoit confidently turned over his {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and was somewhat surprised to see Filatov's trips with {a-Clubs}{6-Spades}

Tags: Anatoly FilatovBenjamin Benoit

Aces for Benoit

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 12,000 ante

Van Tiep Nguyen raised to 100,000 on the button and Benjamin Benoit called in the small blind. The flop came {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and both players checked. After the {7-Hearts} turn, Benoit bet 55,000 and Nguyen called before the {3-Clubs} river was checked. Nguyen announced a king and Benoit flashed {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, then folded when Nguyen turned over {K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}.

Nguyen limped in and Benoit raised to 59,000, which Nguyen called. The {5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop saw a check-call for 60,000 by Nguyen and the {Q-Diamonds} turn brought a check by the Czech and a bet of 225,000 by Benoit. Nguyen folded and was shown {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}.

Benjamin Benoit FR
Benjamin Benoit
FR 3,500,000 -50,000
Van Tiep Nguyen cz
Van Tiep Nguyen
cz 1,500,000 300,000
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 700,000 -250,000

Tags: Benjamin BenoitVan Tiep Nguyen

Level:
21
Blinds:
12,000/24,000
Ante:
12,000