The Germans did it again! Not too long after three Germans finished in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker, they went and proved that they are capable of the same feat in a live setting as three of them did it in the European Poker Tour London Super High Roller.
This time it was Martin Finger who claimed the title, after he started Day 3 with the chip lead and finished it with every chip in the tournament to claim the €821,000 first place payout and the first ever Super High Roller title to be played in the UK.
Coming into the day with more than double the chips of anyone else was obviously a big help to Finger, yet bigger leads have been lost on final tables before, so he managed his chip count very well and even eliminated two players in one pot to leave the event down to just three.
His pocket queens beat out the Ac-Jd and Jh-9c of Bill Perkins and Johannes Strassman respectively to fire himself into an even bigger chip lead. By the time he got heads up against Reinkemeier, he had a huge lead and it did not take him long to close out the event and claim his second EPT win.
— Bill Perkins (Guy) (@bp22) October 6, 2013
6th in EPT London SHR for ~280,000USD, 77<66 unfortunately.. but gl to the rest of the guys, was another fun run. Thanks for all the support
— Timothy Adams (@Tim0theeAdams) October 6, 2013
JJ falls to AK to go out in 7th for ~$220k. Saving the final table run good for November, as most people have advised me. #EPTLondonSHR
— David Benefield (@DWBenefield) October 6, 2013
The Final Standings
1st) Martin Finger – €821,000
2nd) Tobias Reinkemeier – €593,900
3rd) Christoph Vogelsang – €383,200
4th) Bill Perkins – €290,100
5th) Johannes Strassmann – €224,400
6th) Timothy Adams – €175,200
7th) David Benefield – €139,600
8th) Patrik Antonius – €109,455