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Martin Finger Wins 2013 European Poker Tour London £50,000 Super High Roller

German Pro Earns £821,000, Moves Into 11th Place In Player of the Year Race


Martin FingerA total of 57 entries were made in the inaugural European Poker Tout London £50,000 no-limit hold’em super high roller event, building a prize pool of £2,736,866 ($4,386,375 USD). After three days of top-flight tournament poker action the last player standing was Martin Finger, making him the only player to have won both a super high roller and a main event on the EPT.

For the win the 23-year-old German poker pro earned £821,000 ($1,315,817 USD) and 510 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was Finger’s third final table finish of the year and his second title, having won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet for $506,764 in a $3,000 no-limit hold’em six-max event this summer. As a result Finger has climbed to 11th place in the overall Player of the Year standings, with 2,678 points and $1,991,493 in year-to-date earnings.

Finger entered the final table as the chip leader and was able to make it to heads-up play, where he defeated fellow German Tobias Reinkemeier for the title. Reinkemeier earned $951,844 and 425 POY points for his runner-up finish. This was the fourth largest score of his career, bringing his lifetime live tournament earnings to $6,517,913.

As you’d expect in a tournament of this caliber, Reinkemeier wasn’t the only elite-level competition that Finger had to contend with in this event. The final table included the likes of Timothy Adams (6th – $280,793), David Benefield (7th – $223,737) and Patrik Antonius (8th – $175,424). Only eight players made the money in this event, with a sizable money bubble as a result of the huge £50,000 ($75,772) buy-in. Mike “Timex” McDonald was the ninth-place finisher, missing out on the $175,424 min-cash.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Martin Finger $1,315,817 510
2 Tobias Reinkemeier $951,844 425
3 Christoph Vogelsang $614,155 340
4 Bill Perkins $464,943 255
5 Johannes Strassmann $359,646 213
6 Tim Adams $280,793 170
7 David Benefield $223,737 128
8 Patrik Antonius $175,424 85

Winner photo courtesy of PokerStars/Neil Stoddart.