There was an action packed weekend of poker play on the PokerGo High Roller Series this past weekend, with a number of winners crowned during the event. There were massive wins for Sergi Reixach and Barry Hutter, while Darren Elias also recorded a victory in one of the events.
Elias outlasted the competition in the third event, which included a $10,000 buy-in for all players involved. Elias picked up $169,600 in returns from the event, while Joseph Cheong and Ali Imsirovic finished in second and third respectively.
Reixach Wins Competitive Opener
Spanish star Sergi Reixach was the outright winner of the opening event that was played over the series. The Spanish star picked up the win in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em event, as he outlasted a talented field of players. Reixach is certainly no stranger to picking up wins during the biggest events of the year, as fans will remember that he won the Poker Masters Event in 2019. However, this was his first noteworthy success since that achievement, as he scored a deal in the closing stages with Dan Colpoys to walk away with $108,120.
Colpoys claimed $103,080 in returns for finishing second on the leaderboard. The top five players on the leaderboard all walked away with their piece of the prize fund. Sean Perry was the first player to crash out of contention, as he finished in fifth place and picked up $25,600. Eric Worre finished in fourth, while Cary Katz finished a place further ahead in third. Worre claimed $32,000 in returns for the event, while Katz was rewarded with $51,200.
Hutter Outlasts Competition
The second event of the series was the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em, and the event attracted 39 players, which set up a prize pool of $390,000 for the event. Most of the players that were in contention during the opening event of the series were once again in the mix during this event. However, Reixach couldn’t make it two quickfire wins on the bounce, which was something that Qing Liu also couldn’t manage on the WPT. He was the first player to crash out of the competition in the money places. Still, the Spaniard walked away from the event with $23,400 in prize money, which capped an excellent two days of play for Reixach.
Eventually, the winner was crowned after an engaging heads-up challenge between Barry Hutter and Mario Mosbock. Hutter was the player to be crowned the winner of the event, and he was dually rewarded with $140,400 in prize money for his achievement. The Austrian runner-up claimed prize money of $93,600. Sean Perry finished in third place of the event, and won $62,400, while Christopher Brewer was a place further back in the standings, as he finished in fourth and returned $39,000 for his decent performance. There was $41,200 in prize money for Nitis Udornpim, as the American claimed fifth spot on the leaderboard after seeing off Reixach’s stay at the final table. However, the event was all about Hutter and his excellent performance.