2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship

Main Event
Day: 3
Event Info

2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
2,500,000 / 5,000,000

Main Event

Day 3 Completed

SUPER HIGH ROLLER: Jack Sinclair Finishes The Job

Level 24 : 300,000/600,000, 600,000 ante
Jack Sinclair wins €250,000 and a trophy for the cabinet
Jack Sinclair wins €250,000 and a trophy for the cabinet

Jack Sinclair made it through to Day 2 of the 2017 partypokerLIVE German Poker Championship €25,000 Super High Roller in third position. Late registration closed two levels into the second day with a total of 28 entrants, only three of whom would make the money. Sinclair held the helm steady throughout Day 2, as the field quickly thinned down to our final nine.

At one point on the final, he was bottom of the pile, but never looked at risk. After doubling through Yair Bitoun with the nut flush against a set, Sinclair never looked back, taking big pots off the big names until there were just four left. The last four seemed equally matched for a long time, until Tony G picked off ElkY and Steffen Sontheimer in quick succession and it was down to heads up.

After a few rounds, they both agreed to a deal, where Tony G would take €300,000, while Sinclair would score €240,000. They left €10,000 and the trophy left to play for. Sinclair fought his way to a small chip lead and it was all over when his {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades} got there versus Tony G's {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. After apologetically sprawling over the felt, Sinclair pulled himself together and shook Tony's hand, before lifting the trophy as his rail joined him for the winner's photo.

This result, along with the €30,000 he picked up from his 4th place finish in the High Roller at the start of the festival, will nicely supplement Sinclair's success in the World Series Of Poker Main Event this summer. He's shaping up to have quite the year on the circuit, and is understandably stoked to have beaten such a big name as Tony G in such a prestigious event. Sinclair tells us we'll be seeing him at the next partypokerLIVE event: the $5M guaranteed MILLIONS Russia, held at Sochi Casino and Resort from September 9.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierJack SinclairSteffen SontheimerTony G

SUPER HIGH ROLLER: Tony G Eliminated In 2nd Place (€300,000)

Level 24 : 300,000/600,000, 600,000 ante
Tony G eliminated in 2nd place
Tony G eliminated in 2nd place

Jack Sinclair limped into Tony G's big blind for 50,000, before Tony G anounced "all-in," for his last 1,100,000. Sinclair quickly flicked a green 25,000-value chip in to indicate a call and the cards were on their backs.

Tony G's {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} had Sinclair's {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades} in rough shape. The {3-Spades}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop did nothing to help Sinclair, and the {5-Spades} turn meant Tony G was one card away from a big double up. The {k-Hearts} on the river caused Sinclair to put his head in his hands apologetically, as he three-outed Tony G to pick up the pot.

After making a deal a little while back, Tony G will still walk away with the lion's share of the prizepool, picking up €300,000 for his 2nd place finish.

Tags: Jack SinclairTony G

SUPER HIGH ROLLER: Steffen Sontheimer Eliminated In 3rd Place (€115,000)

Level 24 : 300,000/600,000, 600,000 ante
Steffen Sontheimer eliminated in 3rd place
Steffen Sontheimer eliminated in 3rd place

Steffen Sontheimer put his last 241,000 all-in with {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}, and he was in great shape to double through Tony G's {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

Tony G paired up on the {10-Spades}{k-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop, but Sontheimer picked up a gutshout straight draw and backdoor flush draw to go with his pair outs. The {9-Hearts} on the turn was no help, and the {7-Diamonds} on the river in fact gave Tony G the straight, as he knocked Sontheimer out in third.

Sontheimer takes home €115,000, leaving Tony G to play it out heads up with Jack Sinclair for the trophy.

Tags: Jack SinclairTony GSteffen Sontheimer

SUPER HIGH ROLLER: ElkY Eliminated In 4th Place

Level 24 : 300,000/600,000, 600,000 ante
ElkY eliminated in 4th place
ElkY eliminated in 4th place

ElkY picked a bad time to shove blind on blind, running into Tony G who found {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} in the big blind. ElkY's {a-Spades}{6-Hearts} was drawing to three outs, and picked up no help on the {9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop. The {2-Diamonds} turn gave ElkY a gutshot straight draw, but he ultimately bricked on the {7-Diamonds} river, as he shipped his last 309,000 Tony G's way.

That means we are down to our last three players, with everyone guaranteed to take home at least €115,000.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierTony G

SUPER HIGH ROLLER: Yair Bitoun Eliminated In 5th Place

Level 24 : 300,000/600,000, 600,000 ante
Yair Bitoun eliminated in 5th place
Yair Bitoun eliminated in 5th place

Yair Bitoun opened with a limp on the button, with Tony G raising it up to 115,000 from the small blind. Bitoun agreed to put the extra 75,000 in, and the pair went heads up to a {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop. Tony G slowed down, checking the action over to Bitoun, who threw in a handful of green 25,000-value chips, totalling 175,000. Tony G quickly called, before the {2-Diamonds} came down on the turn.

Tony G checked it over to Bitoun once more, with Bitoun quickly sliding his last 324,000 over the line. Tony G called instantly, and the two players showed down, as the rest of the table stood up to see what these two had.

Bitoun was at risk with {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, although had a ton of outs. Any king, queen, eight or heart would do it, but Tony G's {8-Hearts}{8-Spades} held as the board paired on the {2-Spades} river.

We are now on the money bubble, with just four players left!

Tags: Tony G

SUPER HIGH ROLLER: Pavel Binar Eliminated in 6th Place

Level 24 : 300,000/600,000, 600,000 ante
Pavel Binar eliminated in 6th place
Pavel Binar eliminated in 6th place

Pavel Binar has been short for much of this final table, but he eventually found a good spot to move in, 3-bet shoving over ElkY's 40,000 cutoff open for a total of 171,000. ElkY thought for exactly 30 seconds, before calling with {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}.

Binar was pleased, if not a little surprised, to see that his {q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} was in front, but all of a sudden he had a plethora of cards to avoid when ElkY flopped a double gutshot draw to go with his pair outs on the {j-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop. The {a-Diamonds} on the turn killed some of ElkY's outs, as it gave Binar a flush draw, but ElkY managed to find the nice, clean {8-Hearts} on the river to take down the pot and knock Binar out in 6th.

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier

14 Players Remain in Contention for German Poker Championhip Main Event Title in Rozvadov

Level 24 : 300,000/600,000, 600,000 ante
Milan Hoang Leads the last 14 into Final Day
Milan Hoang Leads the last 14 into Final Day

Day 3 of the 2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship €2,200 Main Event saw a total of 100 hopefuls return to the tables of the King's Casino in Rozvadov, and eight levels later the field was whittled down to the final 14. All remaining players have €8,000 locked up for their efforts already, but all eyes are set on the trophy and top prize of €200,000 that comes along with it.

Leading the survivors is Ngoc Minh "Milan" Hoang, who mainly focuses on online poker. Hoang's biggest score on the live circuit was a 2nd place finish to Marek Blasko in the €550 Israeli Poker Championship in May 2017 for €13,466. Hoang joined the big stacks throughout the last levels of the night and bagged up a healthy stack of 64,800,000. Russia's Albert Skobelev follows in 2nd place with 57,400,000 while Germany's Marc Döring is in third with 47,300,000.

The name Desset is well known at partypoker LIVE events, as Andrej won back-to-back Grand Prix Main Events in April 2017 for a combined payday of more than €190,000. His younger brother Dominik Desset remains in contention for the €200,000 first-place payout after bagging up 33,500,000 for the final day. Other notables among the final 14 include UK's Jonathan Wong (31,600,000), Philipp Zukernik (27,000,000), Robin Hegele (22,700,000), Sonay Kehya (16,100,000), Gerald Karlic (15,400,000) and Aleksandar Tomovic (10,700,000).

Main Event Seat Assignments for the Final Day

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
381Jonathan WongUnited Kingdom31,600,00040
382Albert SkobelevRussia57,400,00072
383Grzegorz IdziakPoland26,400,00033
384Arsenii KarmatckiiRussia31,000,00039
385Aleksandar TomovicSerbia10,700,00013
386Gerald KarlicAustria15,400,00019
387Sina AlamzadRomania31,000,00039
392Ngoc Minh HoangCzech Republic64,800,00081
393Josef ŠnejbergCzech Republic23,500,00029
394Dominik DessetSlovakia33,500,00042
395Philipp ZukernikCanada27,000,00034
396Marc DoringGermany47,300,00059
397Sonay KehyaNetherlands16,100,00020
398Robin HegeleGermany22,700,00028

Dutchman Kehya finished 7th in the partypoker Million Germany Main Event here in June this year for €22,500 and aims to bring the title to the Netherlands after Sandro Pitzanti missed out the last time around when finishing runner-up to Michal Mrakes. Pitzanti himself was also in contention on Day 3 and finished in 39th place for €4,500.

Among those to cash on Day 3 were Vojtech Ruzicka (98th for €2,000), Andreas Eiler and Hossein Ensan (86th respectively 85th for €2,000 each), partypoker sponsored pro Natalia Breviglieri (61st for €3,500), Matthias De Meulder (57th for €3,500), Vytautas Semaska (46th for €4,000), Maxi Lehmanski (42nd for €4,500), partypoker sponsored pro and €5,300 High Roller champion Anatoly Filatov (29th for €5,000), Martin Staszko (28th for €5,000), Philipp Gruissem (25th for €6,000), and aforementioned Marek Blasko (19th for €6,000).

Remaining Payouts

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Day 3 Action

Within the first level, no fewer than 20 players were sent to the rail as many short stacks were left over after the money bubble had burst in the last hand of the previous day. Among them was Hossein Ensan, who got it in good with ace-nine suited only to see Simon Trumper with jack-nine spike a jack.

Matthias De Meulder's five-bet jam with ace-king for 40 big blinds came at the worst possible time, as Matous Skorepa immediately called with pocket aces. By then, partypoker sponsored pro Natalia Breviglieri was already on the rail. Her pocket tens were no match against the pocket queens of Sonay Kehya and Breviglieri jumped into a Side Event right after.

Three of the players that qualified for this event through the partypoker Click & Collect promotion reached the money: Alexander Burkart ran with pocket kings into pocket aces and finished in 68th place for €3,000 and Enrique received the same payout after bowing out from the very same table immediately after in 66th place. Andreas Aulike made it even further and picked up €4,500 for his efforts, finishing in 43rd place.

Soon after the action at the tables accelerated and two double eliminations at almost the same time on different tables dimished the field significantly. Sina Alamzad with pocket jacks sent Sandro Pitzanti with ace-queen and Tonio Röder with pocket fives to the rail. SantaClaus emerged as the winner of a four-way all in with pocket queens from the big blind and that left partypoker sponsored pro Anatoly Filatov below the average, Filatov busted soon after with jack-ten versus ace-king.

The biggest pot of the tournament so far was played between Matous Skorepa and Marc Döring. The latter five-bet all in with ace-king off and Skorepa called with ace-king suited to see Döring improve to a flush thanks to four clubs on the board. Philipp Gruissem lost a flip with ace-ten against the pocket kings of Albert Skobelev to finish 25th and Skorepa never recovered from the huge blow to his stack, bowing out in 18th place for €7,000.

The last two tables were set in the penultimate level of the day and two further players were sent to the rail. Belgium's Fabrice Halleux lost a race with pocket tens against the ace-king of Marc Döring and Victor Tyurin's turned two pair with king-ten were no good as Albert Skobelev's king-queen got there with a straight on the river.

All remaining 14 players will return to the tables of Europe's biggest poker arena at 12 p.m. noon local time on Monday August 14th 2017 and play down to a champion. The final table will be streamed on the Twitch channel of the King's Casino and the PokerNews live reporting team will provide updates until the last river card is dealt.

Tags: Albert SkobelevAleksandar TomovicAlexander BurkartAnatoly FilatovAndreas AulikeAndreas EilerAndrej DessetArsenii KarmatckiiDominik DessetEnrique


Level 24 : 300,000/600,000, 600,000 ante
Tony G doubles up
Tony G doubles up

Yair Bitoun opened with a raise to 40,000, with Tony G coming in for a 3-bet to 100,000, before Steffen Sontheimer put in the minimum 4-bet to 160,000. Bitoun sensed something amiss and folded his hand, after which Tony G went deep into the tank, passing the dealer one of his timebank cards.

Shortly before his timebank ran out, Tony G agreed to put the rest in, for a total of 270,000. Sontheimer quickly made the call with {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} and was a little surprised to see Tony G's {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}

There was a backdoor sweat for Sontheimer on the {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop, but he ultimately bricked on the {5-Diamonds} turn, {7-Spades} river runout.

PlayerChip Count
Tony G334,000
Steffen Sontheimer277,000

Tags: Tony G