One of the most illustrious events from this past weekend saw a star-studded field compete in the Powerfest Super High Roller. The event was a PartyPoker event, and a number of the most famous players from around the world were in contention for the illustrious prize. It was to be a landmark afternoon for Christoph Volgelsang, as he closed the gap on the all-time German leaderboard after claiming a huge success.
Only Fedor Holz has accumulated more winnings during his career than Vogelsang, but the margin between the stars has shortened further following this success over the weekend.
Vogelsang Tops Competitive Field
The event also looked like it was going to be one that was closely contested. And, that’s the way that it played out. Vogelsang was the star that was able to claim the win in the end, and he topped a field consisting of 58 players. The event was the biggest event of the festival, as there was a massive $25,500 buy-in for the event. However, that only meant that the top names at the right end of the leaderboard were able to walk away with considerable cash prizes. Vogelsang was the star right at the very top of the leaderboard, and he was able to claim winning prize money of $469,691.
The German is now ranked at 19th on the overall all-time money list, as the victory saw his live earnings surpass the $25 million threshold. There was more poker royalty also competing on the final table, with Sami Kelopuro claiming the second spot on the final table. Kelopuro claimed returns of $288,469 for his excellent performance in the high roller event. The Finnish star sits in 16th place on the all-time money list from his native land, and is 1,760th on the all-time money list.
Star-Studded Final Table
There were no shortage of huge stars in attendance for the event this past weekend, as Pascal Lefrancois finished in third spot. The star narrowly missed out on the heads-up challenge, but was still able to pick up decent returns of $188,132 for his excellent showing. Shawn Daniels was the next player on the list, as he picked up $130,438. Daniels played excellently throughout the event, and was the driving force behind the eliminations of David Peters and Teun Mulder. Peters finished a place further back in fifth, and claimed prize money of $96,574.
Mulder’s departure was one of the most enthralling of the event, as he flopped the middle pair. However, he was still able to claim $80,909 for finishing sixth out of the final seven players on the final table. The first player that was knocked out in the closing stages of the event was Linus Loeliger. The Swiss player is the star in second place on the all-time money list of players from his country. He picked up prize money of $69,634 after being the first player knocked out on the final table.