German Pros Showcase Their Skills at Poker Masters SeriesSeptember 21, 2017 12:53 pm
Over the years, Germany has produced some of the greatest poker players of the modern era, including Fedor Holz who currently sits atop the country’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $23,904,887 in winnings, and in 2011 it was a German player, Pius Heinz, who captured the WSOP Main Event title $9,028,569.
At the Poker Masters Series, German players have once more asserted their dominance over the game, with four German players making it through to the $100,000 Championship final table, and Steffen Sontheimer (photo) eventually claiming the title for a huge $1,512,000 payday. Prior to his victory, Sontheimer also took down Event #2 for $900,000, which together with a 4th ($204,000), and 5th ($117,000) place finish in other events brings his earnings for the five tournament series to $2,733,000.
Nevertheless, Sontheimer’s compatriots also enjoyed impressive runs, and claimed the $100,000 Championship’s top three spots, with Christian Christner finishing in 2nd ($864,000), and Fedor Holz in 3rd ($504,000).
$100k Final Table Results:
1: Steffen Sontheimer Germany $1,512,000
2: Christian Christner Germany $864,000
3: Fedor Holz Germany $504,000
4: Seth Davies USA $324,000
5: Justin Bonomo USA $216,000
6: Stefan Schillhabel Germany $180,000
If seeing the top German pros in action has whetted your appetite for more Teutonic high-stakes action, then there is good news ahead as 888poker is sponsoring the German High Roller TV cash game, with viewers able to see the 16-episode show exclusively on Sport1. The hugely popular show is already into its 11th season, and as Swiss pro Ronny Kaiser recently explained in a Sport1 interview:
“The dynamic is astonishing. We all know each other and we play very high limits.”
Amongst the players Kaiser is referring to are such German pros as George Danzer, Ismael Bojang, and Quirin Zech, although the format based upon the TV show High Stakes Poker also includes players from other countries, such as Denmark’s Theo Jörgensen, Russia’s Vladimir Geshkenbein, and the Czech Republic’s Leon Tsoukernik. Latest episodes of the show started airing on TV last weekend, and will run until November 26th.