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EPT -- Vanessa Rousso is European High Roller Champion

The Young, Female, Team PokerStars Pro Takes Down EPT Grand Final High-Roller Event for €720,000 Payday


The €25,000 European High Roller Championship attracted a mixed field of main event bustouts, online whizz kids, legendary pros, and up-and-coming faces. A  total of 79 players turned out for the star-studded event, including Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, William Thorson, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Erik Seidel, Thomas Wahlroos, Michael Mcdonald, John Juanda, Nelly, Chris Ferguson, Barry Greenstein, Peter Eastgate, Dave Ulliot, Phil Ivey, and Ivan Demidov. Florian Langmann led the pack for a good chunk of the way but fell from his pedestal four short of the finish line. It was Team PokerStars pro Vanessa Rousso who rose to the top for the late stages, and she scooped the top prize of €720,000 to wrap up the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo.

Vanessa Rousso WinsThe eight players and their chip counts going into the final day were:

Vanessa Rousso — 1,250,000

Tony G — 875,000

Randy Dorfman — 487,500

David Eldar — 385,500

David Steicke — 347,500

Florian Langmann — 274,500

Andrew Feldman — 202,500

William Thorson — 132,000

Both the final table of the main event and the high-roller event played out simultaneously, with the main event finishing first. Here are the final payouts of the high-roller event:

1: Vanessa Rousso — €720,000

2: Randy Dorfman — €434,000

3: Tony G — €257,000

4: Florian Langmann — €188,000

5: David Eldar — €138,000

6: William Thorson — €99,000

7: Andrew Feldman — €79,000

8: David Steicke — €60,000

Here are a couple of  highlights from this exciting event:

Florian Langman Takes the Lead

The German PokerStars Shooting Star Florian Langman raised preflop to 12,000, Ilari Sahamies reraised to 30,000, Langmann made it 67,000, and Sahamies, not to be outdone, popped it to 120,000. Langmann won the battle of wills, however, when he shoved all in for 350,000, and Sahamies folded. This 240,000 pot put Florian Langmann on the top of the leader board without even showing a card.

Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott Eliminated in 16th Place

Betrand ‘ElkY’ Grospieller raised under the gun, and Dave Ulliott shoved. Grospellier called, and Ulliot said, "Please show A-Q!" and, to his delight, ElkY revealed A J. Ulliott was ahead as he revealed A K. Then K 6 7 came on the flop, and Ulliott said, "I like those cards!" However the J came on the turn, and the J on the river. Ulliott, disgusted, made his exit, saying, “That’s how you win tournaments!”



13 years ago

Poor DDFU another bad beat.