Johannes Becker Wins PartyPoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany Super High Roller For €320,0501 week ago
A German winner of the second partypoker LIVE MILLIONS €25k Super High Roller might not have been a surprise given the Kings Casino location mere yards from the German border, but Johannes Becker lifting the title and €320,050 ($392,050) perhaps was, up against a host of better-known compatriots and big names.
Exactly two months after taking down a cool €½million ($588,422) for winning the partypoker Eurasian Poker Tour (EAPT) Super-High Roller, Johannes – no relation to his partypoker ambassador namesake Boris Becker of tennis fame – was back at Leon Tsoukernik’s poker room to claim another title, fending off 21 other players to lift the lion’s share of the €1,068,750 ($1,309,181) prizefund on offer.
Tsoukernik himself couldn’t get things going despite firing two bullets, nor could Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier or the team partypoker pro Philipp Gruissem, and they weren’t alone.
Poker legend Patrik Antonius had scooped the first of the $25k events in Rozvadov and came back for another shot, but ultimately couldn’t turn his late registration into anything worthwhile, but the man he defeated heads-up just a couple of days ago – Brazilian partypoker pro Jose Simao – added to his 2nd place finish with another big cash, finishing 4th for €110,000 ($134,699).
Simao’s excellent run was almost matched by fellow partypoker man Patrick ‘plenopads’ Leonard, the Newcastle man tweeting his stablemates ‘bubble luck’…
…and then sharing his own bustout via the live updates on PokerNews…
After Simao had departed in 4th the remaining trio of Becker, Stefan Schillhabel and Niall Farrell decided they’d like to save a bit of energy and worked out a deal – leaving the title to a blind flip, the poker gods obviously deciding that Becker needed it more than his colleagues, Schillhabel having taken down the Lucky Hearts Open last month and Scotsman Farrell winning the WSOP Europe High Roller in December.
Becker now has almost $2million in career earnings to his name, 3 of his last 4 cashes being big 6-figure sums, including a runner-up finish in the WSOP Poker Players Championship in Vegas last summer in a super-strong field.
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