Christoph Vogelsang Wins $6 Million at Poker Event in Vegas

Christoph Vogelsang Wins $6 Million at Poker Event in VegasOn Sunday, 28th May, the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas launched its Super High Roller Bowl event, with a total of 56 players laying on the line $300,000 a piece to take part in the ultra-high stakes tournament. Despite the small field, however, the action still continued for five days, at the end of which Germany’s Christoph Vogelsang defeated the USA’s Jake Schindler heads-up to claim the title, as well as a first place prize of $6 million.
The huge win almost doubles Vogelsang’s career earnings to $13,739,813, whilst leapfrogging him seven places on Germany’s All Time Money List, where he now sits at number 2, although still a long way behind Fedor Holz on $22,906,734. It also represents Vogelsang’s first live tournament title to date, and heaping praise on the seat of his incredible victory, the German pro commented:
“It’s great, I feel good. It’s such a great tournament – it’s got the best structure ever and the Aria is doing such an amazing job and I hope I can play here again.”
By the time the final table of seven had been set, Jake Schindler was way out in front with 63% of the chips in play, followed by Vogelsang in second spot. Nevertheless, it was Vogelsang who scored the most eliminations to enter heads-up against Schindler at only a 2-to-1 chip disadvantage, with his list of victims including Justin Bonomo (6th), Leon Tsoukernik (4th), and Stefan Schillhabel (3rd).
The marathon encounter would subsequently take 5 hours to complete, and after Vogelsang eventually moved ahead of his remaining opponent, the final hand was played with Schindler (Jh-8h) bluffing all-in on a 10c-3h-2d-7h-2c board. Vogelsang (10s-7c) elected to make the call with two pair, and just like that Jake Schindler finished the runner-up for $3,600,000, while Vogelsang walked away with the title, and the biggest score of his professional career, in addition to a $13,500 package through to the WSOP Main Event on July 8th.
Final Table Results:
1: Christoph Vogelsang $6,000,000
2: Jake Schindler $3,600,000
3: Stefan Schillhabel $2,400,000
4: Leon Tsoukernik $1,800,000
5: Byron Kaverman $1,400,000
6: Pratyush Buddiga $1,000,000
7: Justin Bonomo $600,000

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