Philipp Gruissem Crowned High Rollers Champion
The 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific AU$50,000 High Rollers event has come to an end with German Philipp Gruissem crowned champion!
37 players took to the felt on Saturday with seven of those rebuying to form a prizepool of AU$2,156,000. Only 11 players would return today and the action was quick as Joe Hachem, Jonathan Duhamel and Devan Tang were all sent to the rail before the final table of eight was formed.
Chips were traded around the table before Marvin Rettenmaier would commit holding A♠ K♠ but would run into the J♥ 8♥ of Joseph Cheong. Cheong spiked a straight on the turn and the remaining six players were in the money. Tom Hall, Elton Tsang and Lo Shing Fung were the next players out before a three-handed battle would become a heads-up match when Paul Phua was outdraw by Gruissem.
The heads up action between Gruissem and Cheong would flow back and forth before Gruissem took a huge lead when he rivered a flush after being outdrawn on the turn. Just a few hands later Cheong’s pair would be rundown by Gruissem’s suited connectors as he was crowned High Rollers Champion and awarded the AU$825,000 first prize.