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WPT Alpha8: Philipp Gruissem Wins The £100,000 Buy-In Event in London!

Tags: Philipp Gruissem, scott seiver, viktor blom, wpt alpha8 london.
Posted on 30 October 2013 by "T".

The second and final day of WPT Alpha8 (£100,000 buy-in) saw 11 players returning to their seats, and the number of participants increased to 12 after the late arrival of American businessman Bill Perkins who flew in from the U.S. to United Kingdom mainly for this event.

Perkins eventually busted in 10th place (Steven Silverman and Talal Shakerchi busted before), and he was followed to the rail later on by Fabian Quoss, Viktor Blom, Richard Yong, Max Altergott and Tony G, who bursted on the money bubble after losing an all in preflop with pocket sevens against Philipp Gruissem's pocket queens.

Philipp Gruissem, who brought the largest stack to Day 2, remained in front until he and Scott Seiver played heads-up for the title! Gruissem had 1.2 million chips to the 742k stack of Seiver when the "fight" kicked off. The two pros took turns at holding the lead until the final hand, which was played 14.75 hours after play began...

After some betting back and forth the two were all in preflop - Gruissem with AHeartJClub and Seiver held KHeartQSpade. The board ran out 9SpadeJHeart4Spade5Diamond4Heart and Gruissem was crowned the champion as he had Seiver covered. Scott Seiver received £509,600 as a consultation while Philipp Gruissem, of Germany, received a massive first prize of £862,400 ($1,379,840)!

Here are the final table payouts:

1st - Philipp Gruissem - £862,400
2nd - Scott Seiver - £509,600
3rd - Tobias Reinkemeier - £352,800
4th - Igor Kurganov - £235,200


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4 comments on "WPT Alpha8: Philipp Gruissem Wins The £100,000 Buy-In Event in London! "

 noonlion30/10/2013 09:39:13 GMT
Insane gambling - this is almost the purest form of poker gambling you can get in a tourney structure.
Lmao at the stupid businessman who flew all the way over and got dumped out straight away, pros must love guys like that swelling the prize pool.
And Gruissem is crushing things again, seems like he's been on an insane run Trickett style.
 Macubaas01/11/2013 20:28:05 GMT
Congratulations to the winner but i think Scott deserved more to take this one, i mean it played better overall.

Doe anyone know if the winner has an poker account on pokerstars or full tilt poker??

 Heskor02/11/2013 15:03:20 GMT
Scott Seiver is getting good, i am hearing his name more and more. Haha yeah the businessman situation kind of funny if you look at it. But you know he is rich he can afford those luxury and I think he will just think of that trip as a fun one.

Anyway cheers the final hand was chasing an open ended straight draw, still he could have win it, he had about 7 outs or so. Anyway top notch play!!

 doubletop77708/11/2013 14:45:18 GMT
phillipp gruissem always seems to run deep into these high roller tourneys. seen him on tv quite a few times getting into the money in these events. scott seiver is another player who is at the top of his game right now and if he keeps improving like he is it will be 'watch out' phil ivey! insane money being gambled though must have some rich backers, cant see them paying the whole buy in by themself

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