Stefan Schillhabel Wins SHRPO $50k Super High Roller

Stefan Schillhabel Wins SHRPO $50 Super High RollerWhile many of his German colleagues were taking part in the WPT European Championship at the Casino Spielbank in Berlin, Stefan Schillhabel decided to head off to the sunny Bahamas instead. It proved a good decision, too, as he not only took down the $25,000 PCA REG Charity Event for $213,977, but also managed a 7th place finish at the $25,000 High Roller for $146,360.
Following a successful PCA, Schillhabel subsequently headed off to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida, where the 30 year-old pro has shown his class once more, this time by winning the SHRPO $50,000 Super High Roller for a whopping $493,000 payday. As a result of his latest victory, Schillhabel has now increased his career earnings to $8,630,885, leapfrogging himself past Koray Aldemir to a number 10 position on Germany’s ‘All Time Money List’.
The SHRPO $50,000 Super High Roller attracted a field of 25 players, which helped propel the prize pool past its $1 million guarantee, with five players then receiving a share of the money. Unfortunately for Ben Tollerene, he became the last player to leave the tournament empty-handed following his elimination in 6th place, after which all the remaining players were guaranteed a payout of at least $98,600 each.
Adrian Mateos (A-Q) then proceeded to send David Peters (A-5) to the rail in 5th, while Justin Bonomo (K-J) took care of Nick Petrangelo (5-5) in 4th. Nevertheless, Bonomo then lost a key hand against Schillhabel to find himself reduced to just 20bb, after which he pushed all-in preflop holding A-2 against the German’s A-9 to exit in 3rd.
Schillhabel and Mateos would battle it out for a further 2.5 hours before a conclusion was reached, though, with the final hand played after Mateos (Q-8) moved all-in on an 8-7-3-10 board. Unfortunately for him, Schillhabel (7-3) had made two pair, and with no surprises on the river Mateos finished the runner-up for $308,125, while Schillhabel was crowned the winner. Commenting after his impressive performance, Schillhabel said:
“And that final table, I think it was the toughest final table I’ve ever played.”
Final Table Results:
1: Stefan Schillhabel (Ger) $493,000
2: Adrian Mateos (Spn) $308,125
3: Justin Bonomo (USA) $197,200
4: Nick Petrangelo (USA) $135,575
5: David Peters (USA) $98,600

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