Steffen Sontheimer Takes Home $1,512,000 And the Poker Masters Purple Jacket

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Steffen Sontheimer Takes Home $1,512,000 And the Poker Masters Purple Jacket
21 Sep

Justice was served in the inaugural Poker Masters series as Germany’s Steffen Sontheimer took down the final event, the $100k buy-in finale to a week of high-rollers, and lifted not only $1,512,000 for his victory, but also the Purple Jacket for topping the overall standings.

With three previous final tables from the four $50K buy-ins, including a win in event 2, there was still a real chance that someone might leap ahead of the man who had performed amazingly – even his missed final table being a bubble bust-out – but Sontheimer was not to be denied.

With 36 players and three days of play, there was once again a large and extremely strong German presence when it got down to the money, comprising 4 of the 6 final tablists – Fedor Holz among them.

For those watching the live stream or following updates, it was a long night at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas, a full five hours of play before Stefan Schillhabel became the first casualty when Justin Bonomo hit paydirt on the river, although the American was soon to join him when the German duo of Sontheimer and Christner tag-team checked his all-in down to the river.

The other US player in the field, Seth Davies, had done remarkably well to be in the mix against the superstars of the modern high-roller game, but when he fell in 4th it left a German trio to battle it out for the money and the Purple Jacket.

Holz still had a chance to catch Sontheimer in the overall money list, but it wasn’t to be as Christian Christner’s pocket 7’s won the race against Holz’s QJ – leaving the wunderkind in 3rd spot in both the event and the leaderboard race.

Sontheimer’s heater this year had already seen him win over $4million, and there was to be no stopping him heads-up, his compatriot Christner admitting afterwards:

“It was interesting to play against him, I know he’s the better heads-up play. He took it down like a champion.”

Event #5: $100,000 NLHE Results

1Steffen Sontheimer
2Christian Christner
3Fedor Holz
4Seth Davies
5Justin Bonomo
6Stefan Schillhabel

Final Poker Masters Purple Jacket Standings

1Steffen Sontheimer
2Bryn Kenney
3Fedor Holz
4Christian Christner
5Nick Schulman
6Brandon Adams
7Doug Polk
8Erik Seidel

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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