The year 2018 is definitely an incredible one when it comes to the live tournament circuit for the likes of poker pro Sam Greenwood, as he has managed to get four 7-figure live tourney scores in his career, and three of them have just come in the past 6 months!
MILLIONS World will definitely be one of the biggest super highroller guarantees in the history of poker! It sure took a while for them, and in response to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Player's No-Limit Hold'em Championship, partypoker now has responded to that, by introducing one of their own named ‘MILLIONS World'.
A 22-year-old high stakes cash game player from the UK defeated a field of 47 to win the biggest payday of his (young) career to date - a whopping €800,000!
The 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller in Rozvadov, Czech Republic featured a guarantee of €1 million, which was totally supersized when it attracted a total of 47 participants and ultimately skyrocketing the final prize pool to €2,232,500 ($2,763,522 USD)!
On Tuesday, American poker pro and popular video blogger Doug Polk took home the biggest cash of his career after winning the 2017 WSOP $111,111 buy-in One Drop High Roller! Polk bested a field of 130 players to lay hands on the massive $3,686,865 first-place prize as well as his third WSOP bracelet!
A big congrats to Mike "Timex" McDonald who won the EPT Malta High Roller (his first-ever High Roller title) yesterday! According to PokerStars Blog, McDonald, Juha Helppi and Nick Petrangelo started discussing a potential deal when they were the last remaining three players of 63 entrants.
The third and final day of the EPT Barcelona High Roller started with 21 players from a record field of 295 (+98 re-entries). It took some time before the final table of eight players was set due to some small stacks that managed to hang on for a bigger payday.
Although a €1,105,000 first-place prize was up for grabs on the EPT Grand Final High Roller final table last Friday, it only took approximately 5 hours of play before a winner was crowned. The main reason for this fast-paced final table was that heads-up play only lasted for 1 hand!
Day 1 of the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final High Roller attracted 158 players (37 more than last year) and 47 of them used their option to reenter the tournament, which brought the total to 205 entries so far (registration is open until the start of Day 2). However, no matter how many more players enter today, this High Roller is already the largest one to date on European ground.
According to PokerStars Blog, 104 players survived the first day with Germany's Benny Spindler bagging up the largest stack (384,300). Spindler will be joined today by the likes of Viktor Blom (26k), Steve O'Dwyer (47k), Jason Mercier (47k), Daniel Negreanu (110k) and a whole bunch of other superstars in the poker world.
We will be back with another update tomorrow morning! Stay tuned!
In case you missed it: World Poker Tour Alpha8 Johannesburg ($100,000 buy-in) kicked off last Friday and saw 10 entries (9 players + 1 rebuy by Antonio Esfandiari). On Saturday, the final 7 players return for the second day of play and, after several hours of thrilling poker, Daniel "Jungleman" Cates ended up as the last man standing for $500,000 in prize money along with the prestigious Alpha8 trophy and a 24k special edition pair of Monster headphones.
Besides Cates, Kinesh Pather received $275,000 for his runner-up finish and Jason Mercier took home $200,000 for finishing in third place. Jeff Gross, who was the chip leader for sometime with 4 remaining players, ended up as the bubble boy in 4th place.
Cards are in the air at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to WPT's website, 7 players (Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Cates, Jeff Gross, Max Altergott, local player Kinesh Pather, and back-to-back Alpha8 champion Philipp Gruissem) have registered for the Day 1 of the $100,000 buy-in tournament.
Don Johnson is a living legend in the world of Blackjack. During a period of six months, the 50-year-old Pennsylvanian businessman and high roller won $15 million at Blackjack tables in Atlantic City's casinos ($6 million from the Tropicana, $5 million from the Borgata and $4 million from Caesar's). He doesn't cheat, count cards or steal. How did he do it? Check out the video below (The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale) to find out!
In the past few days there have been rumours of a $1 million buy-in tournament with a $50,000,000 first prize on March 30th, 2014, at The Star Hotel and Casino in Sydney, Australia. David Chen, the tournament director behind the alleged high roller tournament, claims that 48 players have enrolled already, including members of the British, Danish and Monaco royal familys who have been selected as ambassadors, Hollywood stars and poker professionals.
"Poker is a true game that cuts across all class and income barriers. It tests skills, nerves and courage in a way that's incomparable to other card games. There is no higher drama and examination of character than a high stakes poker game. With a splashing $50m prize, in the remarkable city of Sydney, this should be a historical event indeed," said Chen in a press release (according to the news site and tracking site highstakesdb).
On Monday, Vanessa Selbst, the winner of the 2013 PCA High Roller, had an incredible chance to defend her title as she had the chip lead with only 14 players remaining in the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller ($25,000 buy-in, 247 entries).
Things went really well at first, and after she had sent Mustapha Kanit packing in 4th place with pocket aces against pocket jacks (all-in preflop) things looked even better as she had about 5.5 million chips - slightly behind the chip leader, Jake Schindler, and well ahead of Greg Merson, the winner of the 2012 WSOP Main Event.
Event #8: €25,600 High Roller, the final bracelet event at the 2013 WSOPE in Paris, kicked off yesterday and attracted 75 entrants. The first day lasted for six levels and approximately 62 players made it through the day. Canada's Sorel Mizzi will be leading the way with 268,800 chips to the second day, and not far behind are big names such as Scott Seiver (248,200), Antonio Esfandiari (229,000) and Phil Ivey (182,800)
The cards will be back in the air at 1.00 PM local time and registration will remain open for the first 5 levels, so hopefully Phil Hellmuth will join in on the action and take a shot at bracelet number 14!
Gerard Piqué, a Spanish footballer who plays as central defender for FC Barcelona, is doing very well in the €10,000 High Roller! In fact, he built a sweet 308,500 stack during Day 1 and is currently ranked 5th of the remaining 98 players (168 entries in total). Leading the way into Day 2 is Ole Schemion who bagged up 393,600 thanks to some big pots during the last stages of the day.
Besides Schemion and Piqué, big names such as Eugene Katchalov, David Benefield, Chino Rheem and Ludovic Lacay will all bring healthy stacks to Day 2, which begins on Friday at 12 p.m. with registration open until 11:45 a.m. Friday morning. In other words, we might see some late entrants and some players using their second bullet.
A total of 166 players entered the $111,111 buy-in event One Drop High Roller ($11,111 from each buy-in is for "One Drop" charity). A great turnout if you ask the promoters, because they expected 130-150 participants! The total prize pool is $17,891,148 and the top 24 finishers will get paid. The winner will get an incredible $4,830,619 while the other top 5 finishers will received over a million dollars each. In other words, expect it to be a thrilling final table with lots of nerves!
The EPT Berlin High Roller (€10,300 buy-in) attracted 103 of the very best poker players in the world. The final table was played last Saturday and included experienced tournament players such as Max Lykov and Scott Seiver. However, it was a famous online player who had laid hands on the title when the final table concluded...
On Thursday, the EPT London High Roller with a £10,300 buy-in (rebuy) kicked off. The tournament saw 127 entries and approximatly 75 players remained after 8 levels of play. Paul Volpe is the chip leader (239,000 chips) heading into Day 2 of the tournament. Volpe has been running extremely good in the past 3 weeks or so. Two weeks ago he finished second in the WPT L.A. Main Event for $651,170, then he finished third in the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event for $435,610 last weekend.
We might see more entries today as players can register for the tournament until 11:45 am. Below are the top 10 stacks when the second day kicks off (in a few hours time).
The World Poker Tour has now landed at the Bay 101 Casino in San Jose, California. The tournament, which will be televised, is set to run from March 4 to March 8 and some of the biggest names in poker are expected to show up. The highlight of WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star is, of course, the $7,150+$350 buy-in Main event (single Re-Entry, Featuring Two Days Ones) and The $24,500+$500 High Roller Event.
Day 1A of the Main Event begins today at 11:00 AM (local time) and the High Roller begins on Wednesday at 04:00 PM. We will keep you up-to-date on both events, so make sure to check our news section every day!
The official schedule for the 2013 World Series of Poker has now been released. The tournament series will include 62 bracelet events and run from May 29 to July 7 at the All-Suite Hotel & Casino. During the opening weekend, a new "Millionaire Maker" (Event 6) will be played. The tournament will have a buy-in of $1,500 and will see one person taking home $1,000,000!
It took more than 24 hours of poker action for a winner to be crowned at the EPT Deauville High Roller. Vojtech Ruzicka, from Czech Republic, overcame a field (total entries 85. 71 players +14 rebuys) that included some of the best tournament players in the world (Jonathan Duhamel, Steve O'Dwyer, "ElkY", Eugene Katchalov and many others).
The High Roller (buy-in €10,000+€300) kicked off yesterday with 71 players (plus 14 €10k rebuys). There were a lot of familiar faces in the field: Eugene Katchalov, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (picture), Michael Tureniec, Steve O'Dwyer, Kevin MacPhee etc.
Congratulations to Sam Trickett, 26, winner of the LK Jewellery $250,00 Challenge of Aussie Millions. The tournament saw 18 entries (buy-in $250,000) and 4 players received a share of the AU$4,500,000 prize pool.
On Monday, the first of two Aussie Million High Roller tournaments concluded. A total of 21 players signed up for the tournament which had a buy-in of $100,000, and only 1 player, Andrew Robl, decided to use his re-entry. At the end of the day, Andrew Robl spent his $200k well since he ended up taking down the whole tournament after defeating Russian poker pro Igor Kurganov heads-up.
Payouts 2013 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge 1) Andrew Robl, $1 000 000 2) Igor Kurganov, $610 000 3) Masa Kagawa, $320 000 4) Dan Shak, $237 000
The second High Roller tournament will kick off on Thursday. It will have an even greater prize pool because the buy-in will be $250,000! Stay tuned!
Vanessa Selbst made history last night when she won the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25k High Roller, earning $1,424,420. The 28-year-old Team PokerStars Pro now has more than $6 million to her name, which means that she's the biggest female winner in tournament poker history (about $1.1 more than former number 1: Kathy Libert).
The World Poker Tour has just announced the remaining nine events/stops on its 2013 schedule. In total, 7 events have been played this season, including the first ever stops in South Africa and China, and there are another 15 events left to be played (22 in total). The biggest first prize so far this year was won by Ben Jamnett at the Borgata Poker Open ($819,847), but with so many events left to be played, including a $25k & a $100k buy-in tournament, that record will for sure be beaten. Below is the scedule of 2013.
WPT Borgata Winter Open (LS)
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Jan 27 - Feb 1, 2013
$3,000 + 200
WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LS)
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Florida
Feb 8 - Feb 12, 2013
$3,250 + 250
WPT Vienna (LS)
Montesino Casino, Vienna Austria
Feb 18 - Feb 23, 2013
€3,200 + 300
WPT L.A. Poker Classic (TV)
Commerce Casino, Commerce, California
Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2013
$9,600 + 400
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star (TV)
Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, California
March 4 - March 8, 2013
$7,150 + 350
WPT Barcelona (LS)
Casino Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
April 5 - April 10, 2013
€3,200 + 300
WPT Seminole Hard Rock (TV)
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Florida
Not only a Main Event Champion was crowned yesterday, but also the High Roller event got a winner! Joel Nordkvist from Sweden had a huge lead with 1,2 million chips when the final table kicked off, and his closest opponent was Benny Spindler with about 840k
44 survivors returned for the second day of the 2012 PokerStars EPT Sanremo €10,000 High Roller yesterday. When the day started, Brandon Barnes was the chip leader, and other notables remaining were Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano, Jonathan Duhamel and Eugene Katchalov. Unfortunately neither of them made it to the money, and Barnes was eliminated in 9th place for €20,600.
With 74 players and 10 reloads, a total field size of 84 entries created a prize pool of €823,200, and the winner will get €288,000! At the end of day, 45 players remained with Brandon Barnes as the chip leader (211,700). Notables who also finished Day 1 with big stacks were Justin Bonomo (190k - on the left) & Luca Pagano (188k - on the right).
Here's a list of the 10 players who reloaded: Michael Tureniec, Joseph Cheong, McLean Karr, Joel Nordkvist, Eric Sfez, Steve O`Dwyer, Martin Jacobson, Jason Mercier, Martin Finger and Benjamin Spindler.
Top 10 Players at the end of Day 1 Brandon Barnes 211700 Pier Paola Ruscalla 199300 Justin Bonomo 190600 Kent Roed 188800 Luca Pagano 188600 Joseph Cheong 186200 Carlo Savinelli 175500 Igor Yaroshevskyy 165600 Joe Kuether 155300 Mikalai Pobal 150000
Play will resume at 3:00 Local time today and it's set to be a fantastic day of poker. We will be back with another update tomorrow morning!
The Majestic Super High Roller (with re-buys) attracted 49 players with 11 rebuys being added to the prize pool. When the third day started, 9 players returned to play and John Juanda had an huge lead with 2,596,000 chips.
After several hours of battle on the final table, Juanda was playing heads-up against Mike Watson, the Canadian poker pro who started the day in 9th place with only 299k. Juanda started the heads-up with 4.83 million in chips to Watson's 4.17. Juanda took down the first few pots and increased his lead, but things changed drastically when Watson got a bit lucky a few hands into the match...
Besides the ongoing (and very exciting) WSOP Europe Main Event in Cannes, the $50,000+$1k buy-in Majestic Super High Roller with re-buys started yesterday and saw 43 entries throughout the day. The field included notables such as Tom Dwan, Sam Trickett and Daniel Negreanu, who signed up for the tournament as soon as he had been knocked out of the Main Event.
The European Poker Tour Barcelona High Roller tournament saw a field of 101 players (10 reloads). After 3 days and several hours of play on the final table, Alex Bilokur and Laurent Polito were the last men standing. The two agreed on a deal that gave Bilokur the larger cheque. Bilokur, who earned $1.1 million for winning the $25k High Roller at the PCA last season, added another $295,451 to his bankroll after being eliminated in second place by Polito. Laurent Polito, whose biggest win before was "only" €64,000, received €270,229 and the exclusive Shamballa Jewels bracelet for taking down the tournament.
Top 10 finishers: 1. Laurent Polito, France - €270,229 2. Alex Bilokur, Russia - €295,451 3. Tobias Reinkemeier, Germany - €119,660 4. Stanislav Labutkin, Russian Federation - €95,180 5. Carlos Mora Alvarez, Mexico - €73,430 6. Jean-Noel Thorel, France - €54,390 7. Bertrand Grospellier, France - €43,510 8. Joao Vieira, Portugal - €32,630 9. Kristijonas Andrulis, Lithuania - €27,190 10. Jonathan Duhamel, Canada - €27,190
The High Roller event ($10,000 buy-in) attracted a field of 111 players when it kicked off yesterday in the afternoon. Many players invested another €10,000 because it was possible to re-load one time, which made the total prize pool €1,087,800. In the picture you can see Dan Smith, the Super high Roller winner, capping his cards with a bundle of buy-in.
Now, Day 2 of the event is underway and 82 players still have a chance of taking home the first place prize of €359,000. Taylor Paur is the chip leader with 220,400. In the top of the field are also, for example, PokerStars Team Pros Jonathan Duhamel (140,100), Bertrand Grospellier (129,100) and Angel Guillen (123,700).
Not even 2 weeks have passed since Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari took down the most expensive tournament in poker history, The Big One for One Drop at the 2012 WSOP, for bank-busting $18,346,673! Now it seems like a new big high roller tournament is on its way...
EPT Monaco's €25,000 High Roller event attracted 133 players when it started yesterday - the biggest High Roller event ever on the European Poker Tour! The first day lasted 10 one-hour levels and 46 players will return at noon today and play Day 2.
The American poker pro Andrew Badecker leads with a 350,000 stack at the moment. His closest challenger is Vincent van den Fluit with 341,800. There are some big names not far behind (just to mention a few): Sami Kelopuro (310k), Patrik Antonius (307,500) and Phil Ivey (271,500).
The money bubble bursts when 14 players remain. Then all players will be guaranteed at least €60,000 each. The winner will take home €1,080,000 and become a part of poker history since it's the biggest ever EPT High Roller!
Got $10,300 to spare? Then the upcoming High Roller tournament on PokerStars might be something for you! The tournament is part of PokerStars 10 year anniversary and will be held on December 18, the same day as the anniversary version of Sunday Million with $10 million guaranteed. Anyhow, the High Roller tournament starts at 21:30 CET and will have a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. PokerStars believes that it will attract the online world's poker elite and that it will be watched by thousands of people from all over the globe. Well, the future will tell whether or not the High Roller tournament will be a success of a flop.
The WPT-final at the Bellagio in Vegas came to an end less than a week ago. Today at 15:00 CET, it's time for the WPT Spanish Championship at the Gran Casino in Barcelona, Spain. It cost €3,500 to enter the tournament, and a large field of players are expected to take part.
The final table, where some serious cash is up for grabs, will be played on Sunday. Unfortunately there won't be a High Roller event this time, but there are plenty of other events with large buy-ins, so hopefully many big names that get knocked out of the Main Event will stay in Barcelona.
We will keep you updated on the Main Event and other interesting events.
19 players signed up for the WPT Venice High Roller Event (€10,000 buy-in) and 8 of them made it to the final table - Dario Minieri, Marcello "LuckExpress10" Maringliano and Dominik Nitsche were the biggest names and the big favorites to take down the tournament. However, it ended up being a fight between Bjorn Lindberg and Marko Neumann for the first prize of €70,700.
It was a very exciting and tight heads-up match that ended when both players went all-in after the flop - Neumann with a set and Lindberg with a straight and flush draw. Turn was to no help for Lindberg, but the river card gave him the flush and also all of Neumann's chips.
A big congratulations to Bjorn Lindberg, winner of the 2011 WPT Venice High Roller Event!
It's time for the final table of the WPT Venice High Roller Event. Only 19 players took part in the High Roller event and these are the 8 players that will fight for the first place prize of €70,000 (only the winner and the runner-up will get money).
The biggest name on the final table is defiantly the Italian poker pro Dario Minieri (many top finishes at EPT and WSOP). Other players took keep an extra eye on are Marcello "LuckExpress10" Maringliano (plays the highest stakes at Full Tilt) and Dominik Nitsche (many good results in major live tournaments).
What an amazing final of the High Roller Heads-up championship event in London! After a nearly 8 hour long battle on Thursday night, the tournament crew called it a day and the tournament went on a break for 2 days. Yesterday, Gus Hansen and Jim Collopy once again sat down at the poker table, this time in order to play the last of the 3 heads-up matches so a winner could be crowned. After about 3 hours of play, it was "The Great Dane" who had all the chips on his side of the table after winning all in with full house (deuces full of jacks) vs Collopy's three of a kind (ace kicker). For the win Gus Hansen received nothing less than $451,880 and his very first WSOP bracelet. A big congratulations to Gus Hansen!
Yesterday, the WSOPE London High Roller Event's semi-finals were played. Gus Hansen (Denmark) played against Andrew Feldman (UK), while Collopy (USA) battled Ram Vaswani (UK). It was 2 quite long (but kind of thrilling) heads-up matches the small crowd at Casino Empire in London got to watch. It ended up being Gus Hansen and Jim Collopy who won their matches and made it to the final heads-up. This meant that a native wouldn't win the tournament.
After a short break, Hansen and Collopy sat down at the poker table again to play the final (best of three matches) - a final that would last nearly 8 hours and still end up in a tie.
Gus Hansen, the danish poker pro, is very close of winning his first gold bracelet in the High Roller event at WSOPE London. So far, he has defeated 5 players (Phil Ivey, Neil Channing etc) and now he's just 2 heads-up matches away from winning the whole tournament. If Gus wins the semi-final vs Andrew Feldman (UK), he will either face Jim Collopy (USA) or Ram Vaswani (UK) in the final.
The four remaining players are guaranteed £96,212 each, but all of them will do everything they possibly can to lay hands on the first place prize of £228,409. At 3pm (local time) the semi-finals will start, and then it's best of three matches until the tournament has found its winner. Personally, I hope for Gus Hansen! He really needs the money to make up for some of the loses he had in the past few years.
The WSOPE London High Roller event attracted a field of 103 players who could afford the buy-in of £10,350. Many of these 103 players were big names in the poker world. To mention a few, Viktor Blom (Isildur1 according to many), Huck Seed, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen and Erik Sagström. All of them, except the swedes Viktor Blom and Erik Sagström, are among the 32 players who will return to play Day 2 today.
The WPT High Roller event in London attracted a very small field of players this time. Only 18 players were willing to pay the buy-in of £15,000, among them were notables such as Tony G, Luke Schwartz and Freddy Deeb. It ended up being Freddy Deeb, Tony G and Justin "BoostedJ" Smith who made it to the money. First player to leave the tournament was Freddy Deeb, which left Tony G and "Justin Smith playing heads up, a heads up match which Justin Smith took home after some time. For the win he received nothing less than £141,000.
Just as 2010 WSOP kicks off, the organizers have decided to release the tournament schedule for the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe. The tournament will, as usual, take place in London and 5 events will be played between 14-28 September. Lots of interesting high stakes games and side events are to expect as well. Well, let's enjoy 2010 WSOP for now!
Tuesday 14 September Event #1: £2 500 NLH 6-handed Thursday 16 September Event #2: £5 000 PLO Friday 17 September Event #3: £1 000 NLH Tuesday 21 September Event #4: £10 000 NLH High Roller Heads-Up Thursday 23 September Event #5: £10 000 WSOPE Championship NLH
24 players paid the buy-in of €20,000 and entered the High Roller tournament at WPT Paris last weekend. The field included notables such as the american poker legend Freddy Deeb, Kristoffer Thorsson from Sweden and probably the hottest player in the poker world right now, Sorel Mizzi. Freddy Deeb reached the final table second in chips and managed to stay there all the way to heads up against Sorel Mizzi.
Sorel Mizzi had a massive chip lead and probably no one thought that Deeb could win the tournament. However, 2 all ins changed everything and suddenly Deeb was the big favorite to win. Sorel Mizzi was a bit shocked after this and more or less gave up. It didn't take long before Deeb grabbed the first place prize of €290,000.
"I cannot believe I came back, he kept making me call, but I changed my game and got a bit of a break." said Deeb after the win.
A big congratulations to Tobias Reinkemeier who took home the High Roller event of EPT Monte Carlo the other day. It was a very tough final table I must say, and it took about 5 hours of play before the tournament was down heads-up. Tobias Reinkemeier and Olivier Busquet were the 2 last men standing - both with equal stacks and plenty of chips to play with. It was a even duel at first, however, everything changed after this fantastic bluff by Tobias Reinkemeier.
Reinkemeier mini-raised from the button and called a three-bet of 220,000.
FLOP Q[s]2[c]8[h] Busquet bet 240,000 and Reinkemeier call.
113 players paid the buy-in of €25,000 and entered the High Roller Event at EPT Monte Carlo. As you can imagine there were quite a few notables! Just to mention a few,Gus Hansen, Tony G, Barry Greenstein, Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu and Vanessa Rousso.
Anyhow, Day 1 of the High Roller Event has now passed. 41 players will return today to play Day 2 of the tournament. Among these players we find notables such as ElkY, Gus Hansen, Tony G, Sorel Mizzi etc. In the chip lead is Tobias Reinkemeier (457,300) with Luke Scwartz (300,500) and Markus Goiser (291,000) close behind.
The total prize pool is €2,825,000. In other words, lots of money up for grabs! But these guys are used to these kind amounts, so they will for sure treat this tournament just like any other major tournament and play their game.
It's time for the final table in the High Roller Event of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. 8 players have survived the starting field of 84 players (84 players who could afford the buy-in of $25,000) and now they will fight for the first prize of $576,240. None of the 8 finalists are probably familiar names to many people. However, many of them have some great results in the past and are probably players that we will hear much more about in the future.
The most interesting thing about the final table has to be that 1 of the 8 remaining players are girls, which is really impressive as only 9 women took part in the tournament (1 of them ended up in 9th place). The one that will bring the most chips (1,072,000) to the final table today is Tobias Reinkemeier from Germany (picture). Reinkemeier is playing his first ever final table and it's not hard to understand that he's very excited and happy about it.
"I feel really great. I've had so many deep cashes - 11th in London, 23rd in Barcelona, 46th here in the main event - but no final table," he said. "Now I've made it. It's an amazing feeling, especially as I am going in to the final as chip leader, with a big buy-in and a field so strong."