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This Week's Big Winner: Stefan Schillhabel Wins WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event

German Poker Pro Wins Seven Figures In San Jose

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 27, 2016

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The World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star main event drew a record field of 753 entries, creating a total prize pool of more than $5.3 million. The unique tournament designates some celebrity poker players as shooting stars with bounties on their head for anyone who knocks them out to claim. In the end, the lion’s share of the winnings went to German student and poker pro Stefan Schillhabel, who banked just shy of $1.3 million. Schillhabel’s previous career best was a fourth-place finish at EPT Malta for $284,515. He now has $1.77 million in live tournament earnings. Here are the five biggest hands that gave Schillhabel the title. Tournament: WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Buy-In: $7,500 • No. of Entries: 753 • Prize Pool: $5,346,300 • 1st Place Prize: $1,298,000 The Action Stefan Schillhabel raised to 115,000 from under the gun and Connor Drinan reraised to 300,000 from the ...


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