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Patrik Antonious and Johannes Becker Win partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany High Rollers

Poker Pros Take Down Siazable €25,500 Buy-In Events In Rozvadov

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The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany series kicked off this week at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, a town in the Czech Republic that is situated near the border of Germany. The series features eight marquee events, with over €12.5 million in guaranteed prize pools across the poker festival. The first two major events to wrap up at the series were both €25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em high roller events.

Patrik AntoniusThe first of these high rollers drew a field of 51 entries, creating a prize pool of €1,211,250 ($1,488,059 USD). In the end it was none other than high stakes cash game player Patrik Antonius who emerged victorious, capturing his first live tournament title since winning the European Poker Tour Baden main event in 2008. For the win Antonius earned €425,000 ($522,750 USD) and 420 Card Player Player of the Year points.

There were plenty of tough players joining Antonius at the final table, including Stefan Schillhabel (4th – $153,750), Steve O’Dwyer (5th – $123,000), Dietrich Fast (6th – $92,250) and Dominik Nitsche (7th – $73,800).

The second of these early high roller events attracted 45 total entries to create a prize pool of €1,068,750 ($1,312,993 USD).

Johannes BeckerGermany’s own Johannes Becker walked away with the trophy and €320,050 ($393,662 USD). This was only his second ever live tournament title, with the first being a win in the 2017 Eurasian Poker Tour Prague €25,500 high roller for $590,000.

Becker defeated Stefan Schillhabel heads-up for the title. This was already Schillhabel’s seventh final-table finish of 2018. He has won two titles already this year, including a $25,000 high roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and a $50,000 high roller at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.

As a result of his incredible run Schillhabel now sits in ninth place in the 2018 Player of the Year rankings.

There are several more exciting events on the schedule at this series, including the €5 million guaranteed €5,300 buy-in main event and a €50,000 super high roller. Stay tuned to Card Player for more coverage from Rozvadov.