The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25k High Roller has now been completed after the final 14 players converged to the felt for one last time in order to establish our latest EPT High Roller champion.
That player was Jake Schindler after he saw off two tough opponents in PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst and WSOP Main Event winner Greg Merson when down to the final three. He claimed a payout of $1,192,624 after he and Merson had agreed to a chop of the prize pool when down to heads up.
Merson took home $948,996 for his second place finish and will be extremely happy with his performance too.
Chopped for mill, thanks for all the support everyone!
— Greg Merson (@GregMerson) January 14, 2014
Team Pro Vanessa Selbst was one of the favourites going into the final day and was actually looking to win this event for the second year in a row. After two massive pots she lost within just a few hands, it was apparent this was not going to happen but she will be extremely proud of how she played and the $607,580 she banked to go on top of the $760,640 she won for a third place finish in the $100k Super High Roller last week.
— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) January 14, 2014
Others on the final table included Robert Mizrachi who finished 5th for $389,720, Ole Schemion who fell in 7th for $216,040 and Marvin Rettenmaier who was busted out in 9th for $130,720.
Those Who Could Not Make The Final Table
There were five players that fell before the official final table on Day 3, with the players being eliminated in the order of PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu, Dan Smith, Dani Stern, Paul Newey and Myro Garcia.
Busted 2nd hand of day with KK ran into Greg Merson’s AA. Looks like a beach and a gym day! Good luck to everyone left. Headed home tmr.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) January 13, 2014
How It Finished
1st) Jake Schindler – $1,192,624
2nd) Greg Merson – $948,996
3rd) Vanessa Selbst – $607,580
4th) Mustapha Kanit – $492,600
5th) Robert Mizrachi – $389,720
6th) Aleksandr Denisov – $295,920
7th) Ole Schemion – $216,040
8th) Joao Vieira – $157,940
9th) Marvin Rettenmaier – $130,720
10th) Myro Garcia – $110,740