Martin Finger Wins EPT Barcelona High Roller For €865,900

Martin Finger Wins EPT Barcelona High Roller For €865,900 The EPT Barcelona €25,000 High Roller has originally scheduled as a one day event, but the huge turnout of 118 players, and 34 rebuys meant the tournament had to be extended to a second day before a winner could be determined. That champion turned out to be German pro Martin Finger, who in addition to claiming the €865,900 ($995,195) top prize, also completed a unique EPT Triple Crown consisting of an EPT Main Event, a High Roller, and a Super High Roller event. Following an impressive performance which takes his live career earnings to $6,356,485, the 25 year-old German said:
“Its something special. It’s great to know you are capable of winning all the tournaments [triple crown].. it makes me feel really confident about my game.”
The €25,000 High Roller featured a pro heavy field, and amongst the notable players subsequently cashing in at one of the 24 paid spots was Juha Helppi in 24th (€21,600), Adrian Mateos in 20th (€46,900), Tobias Reinkemeier in 14th (€57,700), and Steve O’Dwyer in 12th (€63,300).
The final table, too, included a formidable line-up, and after Isaac Haxton exited in 6th (€199,200), Mike McDonald in 5th (€257,000), and Liv Boeree in 3rd (€391,000), Martin Finger and UK pro Mark Teltscher was left to battle it for the title.
Teltscher subsequently started heads-up play with an 8.9m to 6.4m chip advantage over Finger, and despite the Brit wanting to make a deal to bridge the €279,400 gap between first and second place, Finger insisted on moving on with the game. Forty minutes later, Finger had taken the lead when the deciding hand was played with Teltscher shoving preflop with J-9, only to be called by the German holding A-4. The board then came 6-3-5-6-K to consign Mark Teltscher to a runner-up finish worth €586,500, while Martin Finger was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Martin Finger €865,900
2 Mark Teltscher €586,500
3 Liv Boeree €391,000
4 Jani Sointula €320,300
5 Mike McDonald €257,000
6 Isaac Haxton €199,200
7 Jeff Rossiter €147,500
8 Iacopo Brandi €108,400
9 Kevin Stani €86,400

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