Chris Hunichen Wins partypoker Super High Roller in Punta Cana

Chris Hunichen Wins Super High Roller in Punta CanaChris Hunichen has won the Caribbean Poker Party Festival Super High Roller, after besting a field of 43 players over three days on his way to claiming the title, and a first place prize of $400,000. Following the biggest score of his professional career, the US pro currently based in Costa Rica now boasts $2,589,354 in winnings since 2008, to go with the $10,138,736 he has won online playing under the screen name Big Huni.
The $25,500 Super High Roller took place at the Meliá Caribe Tropical situated in the resort town of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, and featured a prize pool of $1,042,750. Amongst the notable pros entering the competition but falling short of one of its six money places was Fedor Holz, Steve O’Dwyer, David Peters, Stephen Chidwick, Joao Simao, and Roberto Romanello.
After Alex Foxen bowed out as the bubble boy, a short stacked Steffen Sontheimer (A-10) then became the first paid casuality after being eliminated by Sam Trickett (A-J) in 6th for $50,000. Trickett (A-J) followed up by doing likewise to Rafael Moraes (4-4) in 5th, by which stage Trickett held half the chips still in play.
Nevertheless, Hunichen (Q-Q) subsequently won a huge three-way all-in pot against Sam Trickett (A-8) and Adrian Mateos (5-5) to send the Spanish pro to the rail in 4th. This left Trickett’s stack depleted, and soon after his K-2 preflop shove failed to hold against the Q-6 of Hunichen on a Q-J-8-2-6 board, leaving Hunichen and Greenwood to battle it out for the title.
At the start of heads-up play, Hunichen was sitting on a 3-1 chip lead, and before long the deciding hand was played with Hunichen moving all-in preflop holding A-5, and receiving a call from Greenwood with 6-6. The J-9-4-2-3 which ensued then made Hunichen a straight, while also securing his biggest score to date. Meanwhile, Canada’s Sam Greenwood collected $242,750 for his runner-up finish, and now boasts $5,784,533 in career earnings.
Final Table Results:
1: Chris Hunichen (US) $400,000
2: Sam Greenwood (Can) $242,750
3: Sam Trickett (UK) $165,000
4: Adrian Mateos (Spn) $110,000
5: Rafael Moraes (Brz) $75,000
6: Steffen Sontheimer (Ger) $50,000

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