While the field was reduced from five to the final two rather quickly once the money bubble burst, Benny Glaser and Valentin Cristea battled for more than two hours to determine a champion in the €2,200 High Roller. Glaser entered heads-up with a commanding 3-1 lead, but Cristea took over the lead when doubling with ace-queen versus pocket tens.
Eventually, Glaser was the 1-3 underdog but managed to win several pots and regain a commanding 7-1 lead. At blinds of 5,000/10,000 with 10,000 big blind ante, Glaser jammed with :::Kc:::Jc and Cristea called for his last 10 big blinds with the :::Qc:::Js. The board came :::9h:::6c:::4s:::7c:::8c and Glaser won the trophy with a flush.
Unibet Poker ambassador Ian Simpson, who had railed for quite some time, was among the first to congratulate. Three-time WSOP bracelet winner and mixed game specialist Glaser won yet another trophy, this time in No-Limit Hold’em and will certainly take part on Day 1b of the €1,100 Main Event after a good night’s sleep.
Final Result €2,200 High Roller
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
|1||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||€20,680||$23,586|
|3||Paul Jux Holderness||United Kingdom||€8,860||$10,106|