2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona

€100K Super High Roller
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2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona

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Event Info

€100K Super High Roller

Dia 2 Terminado

Jake Schindler Wins 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final €101,000 Super High Roller (€1,750,000)

Jake Schindler wins €101,000 Super High Roller
Jake Schindler wins €101,000 Super High Roller

The most expensive tournament of the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona has determined it's champion and it was Jake Schindler that lifted the trophy and claimed a payday of €1,750,000, defeating Stephen Chidwick in heads-up. Given the current Euro to USD rate, it is still Chidwick's best ever score for €1,100,000, which equals more than $1.3 million.

Schindler started the day as the chip leader and was never really in danger to surrender this spot until the top three were reached. Before that plenty of work was needed, as only 11 players out of a 48-entry strong field were aiming to take home a portion of the €4,656,000 prize pool. The initial guarantee of €2 million was more than doubled with 15 players taking a second short at High Roller glory.

After doubling through Jean-Noel Thorel to enter heads-up with a narrow lead, Schindler had to battle for two hours and his flopped top pair and turned straight was enough to catch Chidwick bluffing with just queen-high.

Jake Schindler wins €101,000 Super High Roller

Final Result €101,000 Super High Roller

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (EUR)
1Jake SchindlerUnited States€1,750,000
2Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom€1,100,000
3Jean-Noel ThorelFrance€726,000
4Jason KoonUnited States€500,000
5Bryn KenneyUnited States€340,000
6Erik SeidelUnited States€240,000

Action of the final day

Only the top six spots were paid and Koray Aldemir was the shortest stack among the finalists with nine big blinds. Aldemir were the second player to bust, setting up the unofficial nine-handed final table, following into the footsteps of fellow German High Roller regular Dominik Nitsche. Over on the outer table, Nitsche had lost a flip with sevens against the ace-jack of team partypoker's Jason Koon.

Mikita Badziakouski ran with ace-king into the pocket aces of Bryn Kenney and fell in 9th place, followed by German Sontheimer, who lost a flip with ace-king against the pocket tens of Stephen Chidwick. Two tens on the flop gave Chidwick quads to immediately lock up the hand.

On the money bubble, it was Keith Tilston that had to leave empty-handed without anything to show for. Tilston raised out of the small blind with pocket sixes and called the shove of Koon, who turned over king-seven only. However, a seven appeared on the turn and that locked up the min-cash of €240,000.

Keith Tilston
Keith Tilston bubbled the €101,000 Super High Roller

One player to be particularly happy about the outcome of that hand was short-stacked Erik Seidel, who bowed out in 6th place. His Ace-five suited ended up second-best to the ace-ten of Chidwick. Kenney followed soon after in another "death by quads" situation when he got it in with an open-ended straight draw, Schindler snap-called with middle set and spiked the case six on the turn to reduce the field to four.

Jean-Noel Thorel
Erik Seidel (6th) and Jean Noel Thorel (3rd) both record another High Roller cash

Chidwick took care of the next two seat open, first winning with sixes against the pocket treys of Koon, then finishing off the work of Schindler with king-ten suited against Thorel's queen-eight. The two hour battle with a seven-figure score guaranteed ended in favor of the American and that's all she wrote.

Heads Up

The main focus of the festival immediately jumps to the onoing €10,300 Main Event. In the first of four flights, 338 entries emerged and the final level of the night is underway with some 105 players still in contention. Day 1B is currently in level six with 104 entries out of 140 players left, and another two starting days are to follow the day after.

Tags: Bryn KenneyDominik NitscheErik SeidelJake SchindlerJason KoonJean-Noel ThorelKeith TilstonKoray AldemirMikita BadziakouskiSteffen SontheimerStephen Chidwick

We have a Champion! Chidwick Fails with Inspired Bluff

Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

The €101,000 Super High Roller has crowned a champion. After a lengthy heads up battle of more than two hours, understandable with both players starting the duel for the title with more than 100 big blinds each, Jake Schindler emerged victorious and denied Stephen Chidwick the win over on the feature table of the Casino Barcelona.

At blinds of 175,000/350,000 in level 22, Schindler raised to 875,000 and Chidwick called. On the {A-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Spades} flop, Chidwick check-called a bet of 500,000 and check-raised the {5-Clubs} turn from 1.8 million to 5.1 million. Schindler just called and the {7-Spades} river completed a possible flush.

Chidwick moved all in and Schindler eventually called to see his opponent turn over {Q-Spades}{6-Hearts} for a bluff gone wrong, while Schindler had {A-Spades}{3-Hearts} for the straight. Chidwick had to settle for €1,100,000 while Schindler will be posing for the winner shots shortly.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Tags: Stephen ChidwickJake Schindler

Schindler and Chidwick to Battle for €101,000 Super High Roller Title

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

There are only two players remaining in the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona €101,000 Super High Roller with Jake Schindler and Stephen Chidwick to battle for the title and €1,750,000 first-place payout. A defeat still comes with a hefty prize of €1,100,000, which should help to drown the sorrows rather quickly.

Jason Koon had to settle for 4th place and €500,000 for his efforts after his three-bet shove came at the wrong time. Down to 5.975 million, he faced a min-raise by Chidwick on the button and opted to jam with {3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} only for Chidwick to call with {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. The board came {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{J-Spades}{7-Clubs} and Koon's treys were no good.

Jean-Noel Thorel eventually finished in third place for €726,000, his best-ever result after plenty of close calls in High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments. Thorel was involved in a three-bet pot with {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} against the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} of Schindler and continued for 3.0 million on the {J-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop, Schindler called. On the {10-Clubs} turn, Schindler improved to a set and called all in to see Thorel drawing dead and down to three big blinds only, a blank {A-Hearts} river was a formality.

The very next hand Thorel was all in from the button at blinds of 100,000/200,000 and Chidwick as well as Schindler called. The {10-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop was checked, Chidwick bet the {5-Hearts} turn to isolate successfully and turned over {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for top pair and the flush draw. Thorel was drawing thin with {Q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and the {9-Hearts} river even gave Chidwick a flush.

Jean-Noel Thorel
Jean-Noel Thorel finishes 3rd

Schindler will enter heads-up play with 25.725 million, Chidwick is not far behind with 22.275 million and has locked up his best score on the live circuit already.

Tags: Jake SchindlerJason KoonJean-Noel ThorelStephen Chidwick

Down to the Last Four as Seidel and Kenney Depart

Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney

There are just four players remaining in the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final €101,000 Super High Roller at Casino Barcelona. The stunning top prize of €1,750,000 is still up for grabs for the two big stacks Jake Schindler and Stephen Chidwick, while team partypoker's Jason Koon and Jean-Noel Thorel are the two short stacks.

Erik Seidel had to settle for the min-cash of €240,000 when he three-bet all in out of the big blind for his last 675,000 at blinds of 70,000/140,000. Initial raiser Chidwick called and the cards were tabled.

Erik Seidel: {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Stephen Chidwick: {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The board came {7-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} and Seidel added another six-figure score to his impressive poker resume.

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel finishes in 6th place

Bryn Kenney became the second casualty in the money in the next level, at blinds of 80,000/160,000. He opened the action on the button with a raise to 350,000 and Jake Schindler defended his big blind to see a {10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop. Kenney was check-raised from 305,000 to 1.2 million and moved all in for 4.41 million to pick up a quick call.

Bryn Kenney: {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Jake Schindler: {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}

The {A-Clubs} turn and the {6-Spades} river were of no help, instead Schindler even made quads to dispatch Kenney in style. All remaining four players now have €500,000 locked up for their efforts.

Tags: Bryn KenneyErik SeidelJake SchindlerJason KoonJean-Noel ThorelStephen Chidwick

Badziakouski and Sontheimer Miss the Money; Tilston Crowned Bubble Boy

Keith Tilston bubbled the €101,000 Super High Roller
Keith Tilston bubbled the €101,000 Super High Roller

The first casualty of the last table in the €101,000 Super High Roller was Mikita Badziakouski. Soon after the unofficial final table was set, Bryn Kenney raised to 175,000 in the hijack and Badziakouski shoved for 2.64 million next to act. All opponents got out of the way, while Kenney quickly called.

Mikita Badziakouski: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Bryn Kenney: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}

The board came {Q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{A-Spades} and the Belorussian was sent to the rail. In three of the four Super High Rollers, Badziakouski only used one bullet, but to no avail. Not having to fire twice "is a plus for me," he joked.

Mikita Badziakouski
No Cash in the Barcelona Super High Rollers for Mikita Badziakouski

Steffen Sontheimer was the next to fall. At blinds of 60,000/120,000 he raised to 275,000 on the button and Stephen Chidwick in the small blind three-bet big to 3.0 million, forcing Kenney in the big blind out. Sontheimer moved all in for another 235,000 on top and Chidwick called with {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Sontheimer had a flip with {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}, but the "death by quads" was perfect on the {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} flop, making the {3-Spades} turn and {9-Diamonds} river meaningless.

Steffen Sontheimer
Steffen Sontheimer bowed out in 8th place

The bubble burst at the hands of team partypoker's Jason Koon, who sent fellow American Keith Tilston packing without anything to show for. Tilston started the day second in chips, but was down to 3.16 million at blinds of 80,000/160,000 when he limped in from the small blind. Koon shoved from the big blind for 5.025 million and Tilston called it off.

Keith Tilston: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}
jason Koon: {K-Spades}{7-Clubs}

The board of {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} improved Koon to sevens and eights, and he boosted his stack to 8.305 million and ensure at least €240,000 to all remaining six hopefuls.

Tags: Bryn KenneyJason KoonKeith TilstonMikita BadziakouskiSteffen SontheimerStephen Chidwick

The Unofficial Final Table is Reached

Koray Aldemir misses out on final table
Koray Aldemir misses out on final table

The €101,000 Super High Roller is down to the last nine and the remaining hopefuls for the biggest buy-in of the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona have redrawn to the unofficial final table. Dominik Nitsche and Koray Aldemir were unfortunate enough to bust prior to that, while Jake Schindler has maintainted his top spot.

Aldemir doubled in one of the first hands on the feature table, while Jean-Noel Thorel built his stack on the outer table. It was then team partypoker's Jason Koon that dispatched Nitsche after winning a flip with {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts} against the {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} of the German thanks to a board of {Q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

Dominik Nitsche
No Final Table for Dominik Nitsche

Mikita Badziakouski doubled through Thorel with aces versus nines, as both players hit a set, and Erik Seidel held up with a slight kicker advantage over Jason Koon to stay in contention. Seidel's double with {A-Spades}{J-Clubs} versus {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} put a dent into Koon's hot start, but he is still the third biggest stack going into the unofficial final table.

€101,000 Super High Roller Unofficial Final Table Redraw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Erik SeidelUnited States3,700,00046
2Steffen SontheimerGermany2,320,00029
3Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom3,810,00048
4Bryn KenneyUnited States3,705,00046
5Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus2,800,00035
6Keith TilstonUnited States7,990,000100
7Jason KoonUnited States7,275,00091
8Jake SchindlerUnited States12,215,000153
9Jean-Noel ThorelFrance4,195,00052

Only the top six will earn at least €240,000 for their efforts, and the finalists are quite deep with blinds continuing at 40,000/80,000. On Day 1A of the Main Event, the screens show 265 entries with 252 players remaining and the event is will on track to meet and surpass the guaranteed prize pool of €10,000,000.

Tags: Dominik NitscheErik SeidelJake SchindlerJean-Noel ThorelMikita Badziakouski

Who Will be Crowned Champion of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final €101,000 Super High Roller

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

The most expensive tournament of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final at the Casino Barcelona has attracted a field of 48 entries, more than doubling the initial guarantee of €2 million. Only the top six take home a share of the €4,656,000 prize pool and some of the biggest names in the poker circuit are still in contention for the €1,750,000 top prize.

Jake Schindler leads the 11 hopefuls that remain after running riot on the feature table in the last two levels of Day 1, bagging up an impressive 13.26 million. Keith Tilston scored back-to-back knockouts on the outer table to jump into second place with 7.675 million, followed by Jean-Noel Thorel (5.65 million) and team partypoker's Jason Koon (5.215 million).

The other players still in contention include Stephen Chidwick (3.745 million), Bryn Kenney (3.45 million), Steffen Sontheimer (2.345 million), Dominik Nitsche (1.97 million), Mikita Badziakouski (1.97 million), Erik Seidel (1.7 million), and Koray Aldemir (610,000). The action recommences around 12 p.m. local time with blinds of 35,000/70,000 and a button ante of 70,000.

A look at the 11 finalists and their earnings on the live circuit

PlayerCountryChip CountLive EarningsAll Time Money List
Jake SchindlerUnited States13,260,000$15,619,82424th place
Keith TilstonUnited States7,675,000$2,558,104652nd place
Jean-Noel ThorelFrance5,650,000$2,955,458491st place
Jason KoonUnited States5,215,000$12,223,23439th place
Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom3,745,000$12,900,58034th place
Bryn KenneyUnited States3,450,000$22,773,71710th place
Steffen SontheimerGermany2,345,000$7,654,01296th place
Dominik NitscheGermany1,970,000$13,630,31830th place
Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus1,970,000$6,671,186120th place
Erik SeidelUnited States1,700,000$33,905,7432nd place
Koray AldemirGermany610,000$8,338,37787th place

The live stream and the updates for the event can be followed on the My partypoker LIVE website and PokerNews will be providing highlights throughout the day until a winner is crowned.

Tags: Bryn KenneyDominik NitscheErik SeidelJake SchindlerJason KoonJean-Noel ThorelKeith TilstonKoray AldemirMikita BadziakouskiSteffen SontheimerStephen Chidwick

€100K Super High Roller

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