3: Barrels of a live tournament flavour with a round up of wins at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, German Poker Championships, and the World Series of Poker Global Casino Championships.
Nick Schulman found time to step away from the commentary booth to kick some ass in the $50,000 Super High Roller at the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO).
The $1m GTD event attracted a measly 19-entrants, but Schulman won’t be turning his nose up at the $440,000 first prize, after defeating the God of the Aria High Rollers, Jake Schindler, in heads-up action.
The result was Schulman’s best since finishing runner-up to Kully Sidhu in the Bellagio Cup back in 2016, where he earned $557,388. Schulman’s all-time money won playing live MTTs moves up to the $9.2m mark, good for 62nd place in the Hendon Mob All Time Money List.
The $50k event wasn’t the only $1m GTD event at 2017 SHRPO. The double World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, Nipun Java, defeated 3,173 entrants to win the $230,848 first prize in the $1m GTD $570 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack event.
The £1m GTD $5,250 buy-in SHRPO Main Event is currently underway, as is the $1m GTD $2,650 No-Limit Hold’em event, and the $2m GTD $25,500 High Roller.
1. Nick Schulman – $440,000
2. Jake Schindler – $260,000
3. Rainer Kempe – $180,000
4. Ivan Luca – $120,000
Anatoly Filatov Wins The partypoker LIVE German Championship High Roller
Anatoly Filatov has won his second live event in the partypoker livery, and both have come in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
Filatov joined the team after the uber-successful partypoker LIVE Million in Sochi, Russia, and celebrated his partnership by taking down the €2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller at the partypoker LIVE Million Germany for €42,000, and this weekend he did it again.
The Russian star topped a field of 77 entrants in the €5,300 buy-in High Roller as part of the partypoker LIVE German Poker Championships. Filatov banked €64,125 for a win against a final table that housed the recent WSOP Main Event final tablist Jack Sinclair. The Frenchman Benjamin Benoit took the lion share of the cash after a three-way deal.
1. Anatoly Filatov – €64,125
2. Van Nguyen – €64,125
3. Benjamin Benoit – €80,000
4. Jack Sinclair – €30,000
5. Moritz Dietrich – €20,000
6. Sander can Wesemael – €12,500
Sean Yu Wins The WSOP Global Casino Championship
Sean Yu is wearing the last WSOP bracelet handed out in the US this year after taking down the WSOP Global Casino Championship.
Yu qualified for the season finale after winning the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Main Event in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas for $170,286, earlier this season. Yu earned $296,941 for his victory in this one.
The event attracted 124 entrants and featured final table luminaries Jesse Cohen, Jason Mercier, and Dylan Linde. Yu defeated the World Poker Tour (WPT) Champions Club member, Alexander Lakhov, in heads-up action.
Final Table Results
1. Sean Yu – $296,941
2. Alex Lakhov – $183,527
3. Joshua Reichard – $130,498
4. Jesse Cohen – $94,624
5. Jason Mercier – $69,624
6. Dylan Linde – $52,724
7. Will Berry – $39,993
8. Nikhil Gera – $31,189
9. Charlie Nguyen – $24,804