Philipp Gruissem Wins WSOP APAC High Roller For $825k

Philipp Gruissem Wins WSOP APAC High Roller For $825kGermany’s Philipp Gruissem has won the WSOP APAC High Roller, after defeating a field of 44 players over two days to take down the non-bracelet event, and collect the A$825,000 ($863,386) first place prize. With his latest victory in Melbourne, Australia, Gruissem now takes his live tournament earnings to $4,848,948, to go with the $2,314,400 he has won online playing under the screen name ‘philbort.’
Day 2 of the $50,000 buy-in event saw 11 players return, all hoping to at least make the 6th placed $115,000 money-bubble. Falling just short of a cash, in the end, was Joe Hachem (11th), Jonathan Duhamel (10th), Devan Tang (9th), Kyle Cheong (8th) and Marvin Rettenmaier (7th).
With the bubble burst, Lo Shing then eliminated Tom Hall in 6th ($115,000), while Elton Tsang went out in 5th ($155,000) after his two pair foundered against Joseph Cheong’s straight.
Soon after, Philip Gruissem (Kc-Jc) called a Lo Shing Fung (A-10) three-bet all in preflop. The Macau player felt good on the A-8-5c flop, but the turn and river subsequently produced a 10c and 7c to end his tournament hopes in 4th for $225,000. Gruissem (K-5) got equally as lucky after three-betting Paul Phua (A-10) all-in pre-flop, with a K then hitting on the turn to eliminate Phua in 3rd for $325,000, thus heralding in the heads-up phase of the competition.
At this stage, Gruissem held the chip advantage over Joseph Cheong and before long all the chips went to the centre of the table with Gruissem holding Q-J to Cheong’s pocket sevens. The board then rolled out 4-Q-6-8-4 to relegate Joseph Cheong to a runner-up finish worth $511,000, while Philip Gruissem was crowned the champion.
The WSOP APAC High Roller Final Table  Results were as follows:
1st Philip Gruissem – $825,000
2nd Joseph Cheong – $511,000
3rd Paul Phua – $325,000
4th Lo Shing Fung – $225,000
5th Elton Tsang – $155,000
6th Tom Hall – $115,000

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