The poker world has its brand new big winner and his name is Steffen Sontheimer. His performance at the Poker Masters championship will be long discussed since he got so deep in the run for the first place at Event #5. Sontheimer defeated some of the well-known poker pros in order to reach the impressive $1,512,000 which came with the tournament throne. This prize added up to his first big win in the poker festival and made him the proud owner of the desired by thousands Poker Masters Purple Jacket.
Sontheimer absolutely dominated the field of the entire Poker Masters championship, because he had the objective to participate in every single one of them. There were a total of four $50,000 buy-in events and a $100,000 grand finale. The German poker player bade it to the final table in four of them and in the fifth he was the bubble boy, finishing at the 8th place. In two of the poker tournaments, he was the big winner, amassing a total of $2,733,000 which made him the new owner of the Purple Jacket, wanted by many.
Royal Colors Surround the Big Winner
The final Event #5 of the poker festival welcomed a total of 36 players to demonstrate their skills and their best game. On the third day of the tournament, there were only the best players left on the final table and Sontheimer was left to play in a heads-up duel against Christian Christner for the big prize. However, more than five hours were needed for the first remaining poker player to be eliminated from the final table. This was Stefan Schillhabel followed closely by Justin Bonomo, who finished 5th defeated by Christner. The latter also managed to eliminate Seth Davies, who was sent to the 4th position on the leaderboard.
The player with the biggest chances of winning the Purple Jacket, Fedor Holz, ended up occupying the third place in the $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, and he received $504,000 for his good performance. This left the two pros Sontheimer and Christner to fight for the prestigious throne. The former entered the duel as the chip leader and remained such until the very end of it, letting Christner only to the runner-up place.
Steffen “Goose” Sontheimer claimed the throne of the championship effortlessly, adding it to the 31 cashes he already has since he first started playing in big championships back in 2015. Of those 31 cashes, 18 have come in high roller events, proving his high status in the poker industry. His total live earnings prior to his participation in the Poker Masters championship amounted to $3,551,930. It is interesting to point out that his previous largest winning which was estimated to $1,223,264 was earned after Sontheimer finished as a runner-up to Christner this May, at the ARIA $100,000 Super High Roller 19.