Steffen Sontheimer continued his assault on the poker community on Thursday. The young German ace took down the $250,000 buy Partypoker Caribbean Poker Party Super High Roller for $3.685 million, notching the biggest score of his already remarkable career.
“Goose” ran loose all over the competition from the Bahamas, beating a 34-player high-roller field. He defeated a regular in the money games at Aria in Las Vegas, Sean Winter, in an astonishingly quick heads-up battle.
Huge Amounts of Cash at Stake
With around 100 blinds hovering, there was a battle bound to happen, barring a position that was cooler. And that’s exactly what happened.
15 minutes into the contest, Sontheimer made a shove and got a call.
At a table that is complete, calling a four-bet shove off with ace-queen is not typically an optimal play. But in play it is tough to let go.
The board ran out clean for”Goose,” who became the winner and $3.685 million winner, while Winter took home a nice little $2.43 million consolation prize.
Partypoker CPP Super High Roller $250,000 Cash Finishers
Steffen Sontheimer (Germany) $3,685,000Sean Winter (USA) $2,430,000David Peters (USA) $1,420,000Nikita Badziakouski (Belarus) $700,000
Thursday’s session began with six players — the four over along with Isaac Haxton and Nick Petrangelo. Sontheimer entered with a huge chip lead.
Haxton, a Partypoker pro, was first to hit on the rail when his top pair was bested by Sontheimer’s two pair. A rising star in poker, petrangelo, then found an opportunity to double up against Peters and turned into a tiny stack, but lost a race and was shipped as a the bubble boy.
Of cashing out of the way, with the pressure, the rest of the players could relax. But it took nearly four hours prior to a player finally busted. Badziakouski lost a 60/40 all-in pre-flop situation setting up play.
David Peters, another player, busted moments against the champion. Sontheimer, due to a cooler, then quickly eliminated the championship to be finished off by Winter.
The Goose is Loose
Stephen Sontheimer jumped from 12th to sixth on Germany’s all-time championship earnings list with $12.6 million in cashes. The $3.685 million score is the largest of his career.
Sontheimer a tournament player that is skilled, is every bit as talented in money games and online. “Goose” became a household name during the. The German ace won two events to make the Purple Jacket.
And he’s a Super High Roller winner at the Partypoker Caribbean Poker Party.