It has been a massive week for the Caribbean Poker Party, and that continued towards the back end of last week. One of the biggest winners of the week was on Wednesday evening, as Pascal Lefrancois won a massive $585,175 in the $25,000 high roller event. However, there was more winners to take in on Thursday evening, as Hannes Speiser reigned supreme in the Heads Up challenge.
There was a buy in of $1,050 for the event, and it was one of the standout events of the competition for all players. There were a total of 102 entrants in the event, but these were soon whittled down to just 16 when the final table kicked off on the final day of the event. It was a star studded table for the huge event, with Georgios Zisimopoulos and Dominik Nitsche among the players that were competing for the final huge prizes that were up for grabs.
Final Standing For Huge Event
However, the stars aligned for Austrian player Hannes Speiser, who was able to outplay Italian Luigi Shehadeh in the final heads up challenge. The Austrian player walked away with $25,040 for his excellent performance throughout the event, while the Italian player claimed $23,920. There were still huge cash prizes up for grabs for some of the other players that were involved in the event, with Zoltan Barabos finishing in third place. The Hungarian still enjoyed a profit from the buy in, as he claimed returns of $10,200.
The highest placed Canadian player was Thomas Taylor, who finished just above his compatriot Kirklan Lycar in fourth place. Taylor claimed $10,200 in returns, while Lycar picked up $4,080. That prize money was the same as the players that finished between sixth and eighth on the final table. Greek star Zisimopoulos finished in sixth place, which was one place higher that Nitsche and two places higher than British placer Michael Kane. It was a thrilling event that fans around the world would have certainly enjoyed taking in. However, Speiser was the star that claimed all the plaudits once it had been concluded.
Gavin Cochrane Catches Attention In Other PLO Event
There was also a thrilling battle between two British players in the Pot-Limit Omaha event, which saw a guaranteed $150,000 up for grabs for the top ranked players in the event. However, it was to be Gavin Cochrane that claimed the win in the event, as he won $49,561 after a tense heads up battle with Phillip Mighall in the final stages.
Puk Nabuurs was the player to finish third in the standings, as he claimed $19,851 in returns. There were also finishes in the top nine for Adam Hendrix, Jasper Wijbenga and Boris Angelov. Meanwhile, Ian Bradley, Mark Korom and Ludvig Sterner rounded off the top nine on the leaderboard. The latter two players finished in eighth and ninth respectively, and they both took home $6,656 in returns from the event.