After three days of play, the Season 10 European Poker Tour London £50,000 Super High Roller came to a close on Sunday as the final eight players from a 57-entry field battled down to a winner. After five levels of play, Germany’s Martin Finger topped a stacked final table to walk away with the £821,000 first-place prize, the Shamballa bracelet (the official bracelet sponsor of EPT Season 10 super high roller events), and the second super high roller title of the season.
£50,000 Super High Roller Final Table Results
It took just four hands for the first elimination of day, and it's no surprise that it was the short stack. It happened in Level 18 (25,000/50,000/5,000) when Patrik Antonius moved all in from early position for his last 190,000 holding the . Action folded to Timothy Adams in the big blind and he opted to call with the . According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, the hand would be chopped 90.68% of the time while Antonius, who had suited cards, would double 7.16% of the time. Adams would four-flush just 2.17% of the time.
Adams' chances were slim, but they jumped to 36.36% when the flop gave him a freeroll to a diamond flush. The turn dropped Adams' chances to 20.45%, meaning the two would chop 79.55% of the time. Unfortunately for Antonius, Adams' long shot came in when the spiked on the river. Antonius, who registered for the tournament at the start of Day 2, exited the stage and made his way to the payout desk in eighth place to collect £109,455.
After the elimination of David Benefield in seventh place, Adams was the next to go. It happened in Level 20 (40,000/80,000/10,000) when Bill Perkins opened for 200,000 from the hijack seat with the and Adams, who was at his third straight EPT super high roller final table (he bubbled the €50,000 SHR Barcelona event in eighth place), three-bet all in for 1.13 million from the small blind with the . The big blind folded and Perkins snap-called only to discover that he was dominated.
The flop was dry as can be, and Perkins began calling for cards to chop. Despite him believing he could catch running cards to chop, Perkins' only chance to win the hand was to catch a six. After the turned, Perkins began to count out chips. As he was doing so, the dealer burned one last time and put out the ! Perkins hit his two outer to send Adams to the rail in sixth place for £175,200.
Perkins’ good fortune was short lived, however, as he was sent packing a few minutes later alongside Johannes Strassmann. It began when a short-stacked Strassmann moved all in from the button for 650,000 chips and Finger called from the small blind. Perkins then moved all in over the top from the big and Finger called to create a giant three-way all-in pot.
The flop gave Perkins top pair, but it was Finger who made a set. Neither the turn nor river changed a thing, and both Strassmann and Perkins were knocked in fifth and fourth place, respectively.
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In Level 21 (50,000/100,000/10,000), a short-stacked Christoph Vogelsang moved all in from the small blind for 1.3 million and Finger called from the big blind.
The board ran out and Vogelsang was knocked out in third place for £383,200.
Finger began heads-up play with a significant chip lead over Tobias Reinkemeier, but it wouldn’t be a quick affair. The two battled for nearly two hours, and during that time the chips moved very little.
Finally, in Level 22 (60,000/120,000/10,000) things came to a head. It happened when Finger raised to 240,000 from the button and Reinkemeier three-bet to 600,000 from the big blind. Finger opted to four-bet to 1.05 million, and Reinkemeier moved all in. His shove was followed by a quick call from Finger.
The board ran out and Reinkemeier was eliminated in second place. With that, Finger became the first player to win both an EPT main event and super high roller.
PokerNews’ coverage of the £50,000 Super High Roller is over, but we will be bringing you live updates from the EPT London Main Event, which is happening now, and the £10,000 High Roller later this week.