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Finger Wins, Germans Dominate EPT London Super High Roller
Last weekend, Germans finished 1-2-3 in the WCOOP Main Event and split $4 million between them.
This weekend it was the live circuit they chose to dominate as three more Germans - Martin Finger, Tobias Reinkemeier and Christoph Vogelsong - finished 1-2-3 at the £50,000 EPT London Super High Roller.
Finger ultimately walked away with the title and £821,000, defeating Renkemeier in a two-hour heads-up battle. Renkemeier took home £593,900 and Vogelsong scored £383,200.
Add in Johannes Strassmann's fifth-place finish for £224,400 and with four of the top five spots Germans dragged another £2m ($3.2m USD) from the poker economy.
Antonius Makes Final Table, Benefield Cashes Again
As expected at a Super High Roller event the final table was jammed with superstars including Finnish icon Patrik Antonius. Keeping a low profile on the live circuit these days Antonius squeaked onto the final table as the short stack and lasted just four hands before busting.
November Niner David Benefield, who's played five tournament since this summer's Main Event and cashed in them all, did Antonius one-better to finish in seventh for £139,600.
Canadian pro Timothy Adams and businessman Bill Perkins rounded out the final eight. Mike "Timex" McDonald was the unfortunate bubble boy in ninth.
The official final 8 and payouts:
- 1. Martin Finger £821,000
- 2. Tobias Reinkemeier £593,900
- 3. Christoph Vogelsang £383,200
- 4. Bill Perkins USA £290,100
- 5. Johannes Strassmann £224,400
- 6. Timothy Adams £175,200
- 7. David Benefield £139,600
- 8. Patrik Antonius £109,455
For a full recap of all the action, check the PokerStars blog.