WPT Vienna High Roller Won By McLean KarrApril 2, 2011 8:38 am
McLean Karr has just won the 2011 WPT Vienna High Roller, after overcoming a field of 50 players on his way to capturing the prestigious title and collecting the €185,120 ($263,591) first place prize.
US pro Mclean Karr is no stranger to tournament success and has made around $2,099,352 playing online to date. However, in 2010 Karr seemingly appeared from nowhere on the live circuit to earn $1,622,000 and now with his latest big score looks set to continue his golden run in 2011.
As the €10,000 buy-in WPT Vienna played down to just six players, McLean Karr found himself competing for a share of the €500,000 prize-pool against a tough final table which also included Tobias Reinkemeier, Nicolo Calia, Govert Metaal, Kristijonas Andrulis and Ronnie Kaiser.
First to leave the arena was Ronnie Kaiser, who was all-in holding A-J in a three-way pot against Govert Metaal (J-J) and Tobias Reinkemeier (A-Q). The board then ran out 6-2-Q-5-10 to eliminate Kaiser in 6th (€24,760).
Twenty minutes later and a short-stacked Kristijonas Andrulis pushed all-in with pocket nines only to run into McLean Karr’s pocket kings and just like that he was out in 5th for a €29,520 pay-day.
A further thirty minutes elapsed until McLean Karr also dispatched Govert Metaal in 4th, whose micro-stack push with A-6 was racing against Karr’s pocket two’s. The A-3-2 flop sealed the deal and so Metaal collected €39,020 for his hard fought efforts.
McLean Karr with A-9 then continued his rampage to knock Italian Nicolo Caila (A-3) out in 3rd (€57,040) to go heads-up against German pro Tobias Reinkemeier.
However, half an hour was all it took before both players were all in with McLean Karr’s A-K up against his opponent’s pocket sixes. The 7-A-3-10-9 board, though, brought no relief for Reinkemeier who collected €104,560 for his runner-up finish, while an un-stoppable McLean Karr deservedly captured the coveted WPT title.