The €25,000 buy-in High Roller attracted 215 entries (162 players and 53 re-entries) that created a massive €5,267,500 prize pool. At the end of it all, on Friday night, it was 21-year-old Charlie Carrel who stood tall as the winner after overcoming an extremely tough final table (Steve O'Dwyer and Max Altergott, Dan Smith etc.).
The Brit made a name for himself in the poker world in 2014 by topping a field of 212 entries for £108,625 in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final. Around two months ago he finished fifth in the EPT Malta €10k High Roller for €183,800... and last Friday he boosted his career total with an increadible €1,114,000. However, he won't get to keep all of the money from his most recent victory...
"This is the first event that I've properly sold action in and I am extremely excited to give a chunk of this away to my friends and that's what makes me feel happiest from this," he explained to PokerStars Blog, "I get to prove to them that I was a good investment and give them back what they invested in me and more," he added.
EPT11 Grand Final - High Roller
Prize pool: €5,267,500
1 - Charlie Carrel (United Kingdom) €1,114,000
2 - Imad Derwiche (Senegal) €750,000
3 - Steve O'Dwyer (Ireland) €528,700
4 - Andrey Andreev (Russia) €428,700
5 - Max Altergott (Germany) €339,100
6 - Dario Sammartino (Italy) €257,400
7 - Jeremy Ausmus (United States) €188,000
8 - Dan Smith (United States) €137,400