€25,000 Super High Roller

Event Info

Prize Pool €1,228,750
Players 51

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 600,000
€25,000 Super High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Patrik Antonius Wins The partypoker MILLIONS Germany €25,000 Super High Roller (€425,000)

poolshir • Level 25: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Patrik Antonius Wins the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €25,000 Super High Roller
Patrik Antonius Wins the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €25,000 Super High Roller

Patrik Antonius has won the partypoker MILLIONS Germany €25,000 Super High Roller here in the beautiful King’s Casino in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic. In total there were 51 entries of which 14 were reentries. All the high stakes regulars were in attendance but only the Finn managed to conquer them all to win the first trophy of the partypoker Millions festival and the first prize of €425,000. Runner-up, Joao Simao, the partypoker Ambassador, will have done his sponsor proud by going deep in the first High Roller of the week.

This was Antonius’ first live tournament of the year and what a tournament result it is for him. Antonius is no stranger to the high stakes action and this win gives him the sixth biggest tournament cash in his career. Antonius didn’t take his seat until the last level of registration and that seemed to be the right choice for him, in hindsight. When asked if he was going to play the second €25,000 Super High Roller tomorrow, he said he was either going to play that or play The Big Game. The Big Game is a 36-hour long live-streamed cash game which can be viewed on the partypoker Twitch channel.

PlaceWinnerCountryPayout in €Payout in USD
1Patrik AntoniusFinland€425,000$520,430
2Joao SimaoBrazil€251,250$307,666
3Renato NowakGermany€175,000$214,295
4Stefan SchillhabelGermany€125,000$153,068
5Steve O’DwyerIreland€100,000$122,454
6Dietrich FastGermany€75,000$91,841
7Dominik NitscheGermany€60,000$73,472

As expected, at the start of the day, many Germans took their seats at the tables. Stefan Schillhabel was the first to bust and reenter today after his pocket nines couldn’t win against the ace-king of Nowak. Another German to bite the dust and having to reenter was Koray Aldemir when his pocket eights failed to beat the pocket aces of Simao. King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik busted his first bullet when the pocket nines of Vladimir Troyanovskiy were proven too much for his own pocket sevens.

Felipe Ramos was another player who didn’t manage to cash today when he lost with pocket jacks against the pocket queens of Farrell. Tsoukernik really found his Waterloo when his pocket fives failed to beat the pocket jacks of Simao. Quickly it became clear that the tournament schedule for today was going to change and play would continue until the final six players had been confirmed and then it was up to those players if they were going to continue or bag and tag to continue the next day.

Just after registration had closed Niall Farrell followed Tsoukernik’s road to the rail when his own pocket fives couldn’t win against the pocket jacks of Simao. Another partypoker ambassador, Patrick Leonard was sent to the rail by Aldemir when his ace-nine failed to win against Aldemir’s king-queen who had flopped a king and turned a queen. Besim Hot’s aces got cracked by the kings of Albert Daher, Orpen Kisacikoglu had turned two pair with the king-ten but that wasn’t enough against the tens of Schillhabel who had flopped the set. Daher was the final table bubble when he busted with tens against the aces of Dietrich Fast.

Manig Loeser then became the bubble boy of the event as he finished in eighth place with ace-king against the queens of Schillhabel. The first one to be sent to the rail with money was Dominik Nitsche who lost his ace-jack to the nines of Renato Nowak. The six remaining players decided to play down to a winner without any hesitation.

Fast was the next to leave the table when his king-deuce lost against the eights of Nowak. Fast took €75,000 with him for his efforts today. Next to sign out for today was Steve O’Dwyer, his ace-jack couldn’t beat the kings of Schillhabel and he will probably also be back for the next high roller. Schillhabel bowed out after that when he shoved with pocket sevens and was called by Simao with the ace-ten. Simao flopped a ten to put an end to Schillhabel’s day today. Renato Nowak shoved with five-four (suited) and was called by Antonius with pocket nines. And the nines of Antonius held to eliminate Nowak in third place.

Simao started the heads-up challenge in front but ended in second place when he had rivered a set of kings but was beaten by Antonius who had rivered a straight with queen-jack. This is the biggest live cash for Simao, his previous biggest cash was $106,428 when he finished in fifth place in the High Roller during the partypoker MILLIONS in Nottingham.

This is it for today, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back at noon local time to provide you with all the action of the second €25,000 Super High Roller!

Tags: Albert DaherBesim HotDietrich FastDominik NitscheFelipe RamosJoao SimaoKoray AldemirLeon TsoukernikManig LoeserNiall FarrellOrpen KisacikogluPatrick LeonardPatrik AntoniusRenato NowakStefan SchillhabelSteve O'DwyerVladimir Troyanovskiy

Joao Simao Eliminated in 2nd Place (€251,250)

poolshir • Level 25: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Joao Simao
Joao Simao

Patrik Antonius called from the button and Joao Simao raised to 1,900,000. Antonius took a few seconds but then he called.

The flop came {3-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}, Simao bet 1,200,000 and Antonius called.

The turn brought them the {10-Clubs}, Simao continued with a bet of 2,300,000 and Antonius called again.

The river completed the board with the {K-Diamonds}, now Simao shoved all in for about 8,600,000 and Antonius snap-called. Simao showed {K-Clubs}{k-Hearts} for a rivered set of kings but that wasn't enough as Antonius tabled {Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} for the rivered straight.

Simao was sent to the payout desk for the cheque of €251,250 which also meant he had just recorded his biggest live cash thus far.

Patrik Antonius fi 51,000,000 13,750,000
Joao Simao br Busted

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Simao Doesn't Give Up Just Yet

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Joao Simao raised to 1.25 million and Patrik Antonius called. On the {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Spades} flop, Antonius check-called a bet of 800,000 before the {2-Diamonds} turn and {A-Diamonds} river were checked. Antonius showed the {K-Spades}{4-Spades} and that won the pot.

Antonius limped in and Simao's raise to 2.0 million won the pot.

Simao opened to 1.25 million and Antonius called. On a flop of {J-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, Antonius checked and called a bet worth 1.25 million. Neither the {4-Hearts} turn nor the {7-Clubs} river brought any betting action and Antonius tabled the winner with {K-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}.

Antonius raised to 1.0 million, Simao three-bet to 2.9 million and forced a fold. A few hands later, it was Simao that raised and folded to a three-bet before taking down a pot with a 1.25 million continuation bet on the {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{3-Clubs} flop.

Patrik Antonius fi 37,250,000 750,000
Joao Simao br 13,750,000 -750,000

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Antonius Pulls Away Further

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius

Joao Simao called a raise to 1.0 million by Patrik Antonius and checked the {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop. Antonius continued for 1.5 million and Simao folded.

Simao raised to 1.0 million and Antonius three-bet to 3.0 million, which Simao called. The flop came {Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Antonius made it 2.0 million to go, which won the pot right there.

Antonius raised to 1.0 million, Simao three-bet to 3.0 million and the Finn called. On the {J-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Spades} flop, the partypoker ambassador min-bet for 500,000 and Antonius raised to 2.5 million to claim yet another pot and establish a comfortable lead.

Patrik Antonius fi 36,500,000 8,500,000
Joao Simao br 14,500,000 -8,500,000

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Antonius Takes Over The Lead

poolshir • Level 23: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

- Patrik Antonius raised to 1,000,000 from the button and Joao Simao called. They both checked through the {6-Clubs}{10-Spades}{a-Hearts} on the flop to the {6-Spades} on the turn. Simao check-folded to the 600,000 bet of Antonius.

- Simao raised to 1,000,000 and Antonius called. The flop came {6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{k-Spades} and Antonius check-called the 800,000 bet of Simao. They both checked through the {4-Hearts} on the turn to the {10-Clubs} on the river. Antonius bet 2,500,000 and Simao called. Antonius tabled {k-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and that was enough for Simao to muck his hand.

- Antonius raised to 1,000,000, Simao three-bet to 3,000,000, Antonius four-bet to 8,000,000 and Simao folded.

Patrik Antonius fi 28,000,000 6,375,000
Joao Simao br 23,000,000 -6,375,000

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Antonius on the Rise

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Joao Simao and Patrik Antonius both invested 900,000 preflop and checked through a flop of {9-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}, Antonius then bet the {8-Hearts} turn for 1.0 million. Simao called and the {5-Hearts} fell on the river. Antonius checked and Simao bet 3.6 million only for Antonius to check-raise all in for 10,025. Simao gave it some thought and elected to fold.

Simao raised to 900,000 and Antonius three-bet to 2.2 million with the partypoker ambassador coming along. The {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop saw a bet of 2.0 million by Antonius and Simao called. The {6-Clubs} turn and {7-Spades} river were checked through and Antonius tabled the {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a straight in order to further close the gap.

Joao Simao br 29,375,000 -9,625,000
Patrik Antonius fi 21,625,000 9,625,000

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Renato Nowak Eliminated in 3rd Place (€175,000)

poolshir • Level 23: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Renato Nowak
Renato Nowak

Patrik Antonius raised to 800,000 from the button and Joao Simao folded. Renato Nowak shoved quickly and Antonius snap-called.

Patrik Antonius: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Renato Nowak: {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs} - no help for Nowak as Antonius´ nines held and Nowak was sent to the payout desk to collect the €175,000 paycheck for his third-place finish.

There are 20 minutes left in this level and then they have agreed to shorten the levels to 20 minutes each.

Joao Simao br 39,000,000 2,000,000
Patrik Antonius fi 12,000,000 1,500,000
Renato Nowak de Busted

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