The first of two €25,500 Super High Rollers at the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona surpassed it's guarantee of €2 million thanks to 88 entries in total, creating a prize pool of €2,134,000. Only the top nine spots were paid and it was Andreas Eiler that ended up victorious and took home €700,000 for his efforts after defeating Rainer Kempe in heads-up.
It was a field filled with a lot of pros that filled the Casino Barcelona and David Peters was the last of them to leave empty-handed after a three-way clash with Eiler and Juan Pardo Dominguez. Peters' ace-ning stood no chance against the pocket aces of Eiler and the pocket queens of Pardo Dominguez. That hand lifted Eiler into the top spot and the chips were bagged up right after.
Kristen Bicknell and Alex Foxen, poker's current power couple, both reached the final table and bowed out in 7th and 8th place respectively. Bicknell got unlucky when her pocket jacks were cracked by the pocket tens of Kempe. The casualties after that kept coming at a quick pace and Spanish superstar Adrian Mateos, who already won three WSOP bracelets despite his young age, had to settle for fourth place.
Erik Seidel was the short stack when play was down to the last three and his ace-ten wouldn't hold up against the nine-seven of Eiler, who got there with a four card flush. He entered heads-up with a distinctive lead over Kempe and dispatched his countryman within half an hour when holding up with ace-nine versus ace-six.
Final Result €25,500 Super High Roller I
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (in EUR)|
|3||Erik Seidel||United States||300,000|
|5||Juan Pardo Dominguez||Spain||150,000|
|6||Byron Kaverman||United States||120,000|
|7||Alex Foxen||United States||90,000|
The second edition of the very same event is currently down to the last four players with Pardo Dominguez as commanding chip leader, fellow countryman Adrian Mateos, Kamal Bejjani and Davidi Kitai remain in contention for the €700,000 top prize.