Simon Boss Wins Poker EM Main Event Again!

Simon Boss Wins Poker EM Main Event Again!Europe’s prestigious tournament series called Poker EM drew to a close last night with the conclusion of its €2,700 Main Event at the Casino Velden in Austria. Four days ago, a total of 236 competitors entered the tournament to create a prize pool worth €590,000 ($687,886), with Swiss player Simon Boss eventually triumphing over the field to claim the title, as well as its €120,000 ($139,909) first place prize.
Impressively, he won the very same tournament in 2015, although back then the buy-in was €4,350, with Boss having defeated a field of 169 players for a €182,600 ($199,471) top prize. As a result of his latest win, all but $79,823 of his live earnings of $419,203 have come from his two Poker EM main event victories. In total, Boss has now cashed in at 10 live events, including in 2010 finishing in 39th place at EPT Germany €5,300 Main Event for €19,000 ($25,772).
By the time the EM Main Event final table had been reached, Simon Boss was one of the smallest stacks with just 570k in chips, while Der Papa and PiuPiuPiu were the table leaders on 3.2m and 2.74m chips respectively.
Simon Boss subsequently managed to get back in contention after his pocket tens sent Bruno Stefanelli (9-9) to the rail in 9th, before doing likewise to Markus in 6th holding Q-10 to his opponent’s A-9. PiuPiuPiu then sent Der Papa to the rail in 5th, and Kilian Löffler in 3rd to usher in heads-up play against Simon Boss for the title.
Despite Boss holding a 2-1 chip advantage over PiuPiuPiu, though, the tournament came to a swift end after the Swiss player agreed to a deal in which he would receive €120,000 for the win, instead of the original tournament first place prize of €142,000, while PiuPiuPiu received €109,000 for accepting a runner-up finish.
Final Table Results:
1: Simon Boss €120,000
2: PiuPiuPiu €109,000
3: Kilian Löffler €59,000
4: Joe €42,000
5: Der Papa €32,000
6: Markus €27,000
7: Rinat Bogdanov €22,000
8: Ben €19,000
9: Bruno Stefanelli €15,000
10: Said Nadjem €13,000
Poker EM 2017 ran from July 19-30, with the series featuring 15 events and more than €2 million in prize money.

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