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Fabian Quoss Wins 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller

German Pro Wins $1.6 Million For Topping Field Of 56 Entries


Fabian Quoss is the latest young German poker pro to come out on top in a super high roller event. The 31-year-old from Nuremburg came out on top from a field of 56 entries in the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 super high roller, beating a final table featuring the likes of Dan Shak, Vanessa Selbst, Antonio Esfandiari and other top pros to win his third career title and $1,629,940. Quoss now has lifetime live tournament earnings in excess of $4.5 million.

“This one is probably one of the tougher [high rollers] of the year. The field was very strong, and I am very happy to have scored the title. Finally a few key all-ins went my way,” Quoss told Card Player after the win. “I won a few very crucial flips or had hands were I had the better hand, but if they positions were reversed the money would have still gone all in anyways, so yeah, obviously I’m very happy.”

Vanessa SelbstQuoss entered the final table in fourth chip position, surviving to three-handed as the shortest stack before he won a gigantic hand that completely changed the tournament’s dynamic. Vanessa Selbst, the chip leader at the time, raised to 320,000 and Quoss called from the big blind. The flop brought the KDiamond Suit10Spade Suit8Heart Suit and Quoss check-called another 320,000 from Selbst. The turn brought the AHeart Suit and Quoss checked again. Selbst fired another 480,000 and Quoss called again.

The river completed the board with the 6Diamond Suit and Quoss checked yet again. Selbst cut out another bet, this time sliding out 980,000. Quoss then announced that he was all-in for a total of 2,210,000 and Selbst made the call with the ASpade SuitKSpade Suit for top two pair, only to be shown the QClub SuitJSpade Suit for a turned nut straight for Quoss. With that Selbst was left short and Quoss overtook the chiplead.

Dan ShakShortly afterwards Selbst was eliminated in third place, taking home $760,640 to bring her lifetime earnings to just under $9 million. With that Quoss went into heads-up play against Dan Shak, who finished runner-up in this same event two years ago and eighth in 2013. Quoss started with just over a 2-to-1 chip lead, and was able to gradually increase his advantage before dealing the final blow.

Quoss limped on the button for 200,000 and Shak checked. The flop brought the QSpade Suit10Diamond Suit7Club Suit and Shak check-called 200,000 from Quoss. The 9Diamond Suit on the turn prompted a check from Shak and then a bet of 425,000 from Quoss. Shak then moved all-in for nearlt 2.3 million total and Quoss made the call with the 8Spade Suit6Heart Suit for a turned straight. Shak had the JDiamond Suit10Club Suit for a pair and a higher straight draw. The river brought the AClub Suit, securing the pot and the title for Quoss and sending Shak to the rail in second place. For his deep run he earned $1,178,980.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded in this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Fabian Quoss $1,629,940
2 Daniel Shak $1,178,980
3 Vanessa Selbst $760,640
4 Antonio Esfandiari $575,920
5 Matt Glantz $445,520
6 Troy Gregg $347,720
7 Ole Schemion $277,080
8 Mike McDonald $217,320