The €25,000 High Roller event (a single-day event that required two days to be completed) resumed on Thursday at Casino Barcelona after a one-day break. The returning players were former Main Event winners Martin Finger, Liv Boeree and Mark Teltscher, all of whom had survived 115 entrants on the first day to secure a payday of at least €391,000 each!
The 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Super High Roller kicked off yesterday at noon in the Bahamas. Day 1 of the $100,000 buy-in event attracted 45 players - of which 6 players lost their chips and re-bought a starting stack of 250,000 chips. By the end of the first day Martin Finger, who won the Super High Roller event at the 2013 EPT London, had the largest stack (829,000) and his fellow countryman Max Altergott bagged up the second largest stack (707,000).
TOP 10 stacks:
1 Martin Finger 829,000 2 Max Altergott 707,000 3 Isaac Haxton 594,500 4 Bryn Kenney 562,000 5 Jason Koon 551,000 6 Lawerence Greenberg 518,500 7 Justin Bonomo 516,000 8 Daniel Colman 512,500 9 Paul Newey 477,000 10 Philipp Gruissem 454,000
Registration is open until the start of Day 2, so we will announce the total prize pool in our report tomorrow morning. Stay tuned!
Event #19, #20 & #21, all three-day events, have been concluded and all three winners are non-americans.
Event #19, $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em saw Belgium player Davidi Kitai take home the first prize of $224,560 after hitting three of a kind after the flop revealed a Jack against runner-up Cary Katz whom had gone all in with KK. This gave Kitaia his second WSOP gold bracelet (his first bracelet was won in Pot-Limit Hold'em Event 38 in 2008's WSOP). The top 9 finishers below:
The German Poker pro Martin Finger has once again been in trouble after a night out partying (read EPT Prague winner arrested by the police). This time he was thrown out from a club during PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in Bahamas. Besides that he punched the former world champion Jonathan Duhamel the face outside the club.
Recently Martin Finger, 21, from Germany won the EPT Prague main event and received a huge prize of 720k euro. Finger became the third German poker player ever to win an EPT main event and received lots of positive feedback in the media.
However, it didn't take long before his big win became overshadowed by other headlines. During EPT London, according to a poker news site, Finger went out to party after the tournament, got drunk and behaved aggressively. After Finger left the exclusive club Kensington Roof Garden in central London, he broke into a restaurant to get himself some food. But the heavy night came to an end quickly as the British police arrived at the scene and arrested him. It remains unclear what charges Martin Finger will face. If he gets away with paying some fines, the EPT Prague winnings might come in handy.
The 2011 EPT Prague main event has come to an end (the largest EPT Prague ever). The winner, Martin Finger from Germany, received amazing €720,000 for his achievement, and the runner-up, David Boyaciyan from Netherlands, received €535,000.
When the heads-up begun, Finger had a 4-1 chip lead over Boyaciyan and everyone thought that it wouldn't take long before he had all the chips. But Boyaciyan fought really hard and well and after 3,5 hours of play he had overtaken the lead from Martin Finger, who was in shock and tried to figure out what he was doing wrong.