Jake Schindler dominated the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona €101,000 Buy-in Super High Roller event late Wednesday night at Casino Barcelona in Spain, after defeating a strong field of 48 entrants (which featured some of the best professional poker players in the world), bringing home the first prize money worth €1,750,000!
The €1,750,000 prize was roughly worth US$2,170,000, which is actually his second biggest live cash earnings ever! His biggest live cash was back in 2017 when he finished runner-up to Christoph Vogelsang in the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl event for $3,600,000.
Schindler began the final day as the chip leader and was able to hold onto his lead all the way until his heads-up match against British pro Stephen Chidwick. The two players battled it out for two hours, until Schindler called Chidwick’s queen-high bluff on the river with his turned straight to take down the title!
Thanks to his latest win, Schindler’s lifetime live tourney earnings are now over $17.7 million, and pretty soon he will be up from the current 17th place he’s in on the American all-time money list, according to the Hendon Mob website. (The 1st place spot in the American list with $33,905,742 live tournament earnings is actually Erik Seidel, who finished 6th place in this tournament.)