Sebastian Supper and David Susigan have won the France Series of Poker Main Event, and High Roller, as part of the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo.
Sebastian Supper made a meal out of seven sterling competitors to squeeze his face into the winners shot of the France Poker Series (FPS) €1,100 Main Event, as part of the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final in Monte Carlo.993-players entered the event, thus creating a prize pool of €963,210, and the German student, Sebastian Supper, won €177,000, after beating the Spaniard Manuel Martinez in a one-sided heads-up affair.
It was a great final table for the FPS Main Event. It contained some serious Spanish muscle in former EPT Main Event final tablist Pablo Gordillo, a young Italian hotshot in the in form Luca Moschitta, and a former EPT Main Event champion in Joseph Mouawad.
The final day’s action started with seven players, after the engine of Michael Ferrari combusted in eighth the night prior. The impressive Gordillo entered the final day with the chip lead, and will be disappointed to only take fourth.
The Spaniard’s exit came courtesy of Gilles Silbernagel, and for a long time, the three-handed action between the Frenchman, Martinez and Supper was as topsy-turvy as a topsy-turvy thing.
Eventually, out of the madness, emerged Supper. The critical hand coming when all-in on a board of [6h] [4s] [3c] [7c]. Both Supper and Silbernagel were holding a five, for the straight, but Supper was freerolling to any eight. That’s exactly the type of card the river produced, and a few hands later Silbernagel was dispatched to the rail, leaving Supper with a 7:1 chip lead over Martinez. It wasn’t much of a fight. Two all-ins later and Supper was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results
1. Sebastian Supper (Germany) — €177,000
2. Manuel Martinez (Spain) — €107,500
3. Gilles Silbernagel (France) — €75,400
4. Pablo Gordillo (Spain) — €56,600
5. Joseph Mouawad (USA) — €43,800
6. Luca Moschitta (Italy) — €32,700
7. Sergio Braga (Brazil) — €23,500
8. Michael Ferrari (USA) — €16,750
David Susigan Wins the FPS High Roller
The winner of the €2,200 FPS High Roller was the former rugby union star David Susigan. The former hooker defeated Yury Gulyy, in heads-up action, after the pair had agreed a deal that saw Susigan walk away with €126,155, and the more experienced Gulyy take €109,345.
A pair of jacks, good enough to beat the ace-ten of the Russian, when all the chips went into the middle for the very last time. During his post game interview, Susigan was keen to stress that poker was nothing more than a hobby.
It sure beats stamp collecting.
Final Table Results
1st. David Susigan, France, €126,155*
2nd. Yury Gulyy, Russia, €109,345*
3rd. Neil Strike, United Kingdom, €66,100
4th. Paul Hoefer, Germany, €53,400
5th. Bryan Paris, USA, €42,300
6th. Filippo Lazzaretto, Italy, €32,600
7th. Laszlo Telek, Hungary, €24,200
8th. Marcel Vadella, France, €17,500
*Denotes heads-up deal