The Poker Masters Event, involving four $50,000 buy-in tournaments and a $100,000 finale, finished off with aplomb.  Event #5: $100,000 NLHE attracted 36 players with Steffen Sontheimer capturing the $1,512,000 first-place prize and the Purple Jacket.

Sontheimer had a series to remember as he finished fourth in Event 1 and followed that up by beating a field of 50 entries to win Event 2 for $900,000. He bubbled in Event #3 but then finished fifth in Event 4 for $117,000. His total earnings from the Poker Masters stood at $1,221,000 before the final event and he was the front-runner to win the Purple Jacket, awarded to the player with most earnings.

Besides having an amazing win in this event, his past records are something worth mentioning – Sontheimer won the 2017 Poker EM €25,000 Super High Roller for $501,183 and stood sixth in both the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller for $415,348, and this summer’s Triton Super High Roller Series Budva for $313,423.

Steffen Sontheimer nails the event.

On the final table of event 5, Stefan Schillhabel busted in 6th place after five hours of play. Next to go was Justin Bonomo in fifth for $216,000. Then on the next hand, it was Seth Davies’ turn to exit for $324,000. The battle was then set for an all-German table, with Fedor Holz and Christian Christner and Sontheimer.

After a dry period at the start of the final table, the next player to bust out was Fedor Holz holding queen-jack against Christner’s pocket sevens for $504,000, Sontheimer, the early raiser in the hand got out of the way to let the others fight it ot.

Sontheimer defeated Christian Christner in heads-up play when Sontheimer raised to 115,000 and Christner moved all in for 1,890,000. Sontheimer called instantly and flipped   while Christner showed  . The board did not help and Sontheimer, who was already assured the purple jacket if he finished 2nd, took 1st place.

It was interesting to play against him, I know he’s the better heads-up play,” Christner said after busting. “He took it down like a champion.”

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