Pratyush Buddiga outlasted 162 entries to win the €25k Single-Day High Roller for €690,275 late last night.
The former Spelling Bee champ overcame a marathon day that included nearly 15 hours of poker.
New Zealand’s David Yan came second and, thanks to a deal that was made three-handed, actually took home €704,755.
Wildly-popular Twitch streamer Parker “TonkaaaaP” Talbot came in seventh for €160,080.
Holz Foiled in Bid for Back-to-Back
Let’s get this out of the way: Fedor Holz did not win the €25k Single-Day High Roller.
Fedor didn't win. Does. Not. Compute.
These days it seems more notable when Holz doesn’t win as he ran over the €50k SHR to win €1.3m earlier this week.
Holz was actually well on his way before finally getting de-railed in 23rd place. He did pick up a nice consolation prize of €46,900 for his efforts. Not bad for a “retired” poker pro.
Meanwhile the final table also included seasoned pros Tobias Reinkemeier, Steve O’Dwyer and Alex Komaromi.
There was a huge Russian contingent in play with Andrey Shatilov, Sergey Lebedev and Dmitry Yurasov all making the final nine.
Here’s a complete look at the results from the €25k Single-Day High Roller (*Reflects a three-way deal):
1. Pratyush Buddiga — €690,275*
2. David Yan — €704,755*
3. Andrey Shatilov — €606,020*
4. Tobias Reinkemeier — €347,650
5. Steve O’Dwyer — €278,900
6. Alex Komaromi — €216,250
7. Parker Talbot — €160,080
8. Sergey Lebedev — €117,640