Ever since the pandemic started shutting down live poker events, mans completely focused on online poker, and Thomas Muehloecker seems to be doing pretty well in this regard.
He recently took part in a tournament series called Turbo Series on PartyPoker. The 54th edition of this tournament attracted a lot of players, and one event that saw Muehloecker win the final prize was $5,200 NLHE High Roller.
A total of 180 players paid the buy-in price to become a part of this event and take their shot at the final title. The event came with $750,000 in guaranteed prizes, but the prize pool eventually surpassed $900,000 due to a lot of interested players.
The popularity of this event is visible from the names that appeared on the final table list, as some of the best poker players in the industry decided to take part. Therefore, let’s take a look at how the final table of this event looked like.
The Final Table of NLHE 8-Max High Roller
The final table consisted of eight players, with all of them being great at playing the game. The first one to hit the rail was Simon “simon1471” Higgins from the UK. He won $30,220, but he was not very sad about it as he has just recently ended as runner-up at the Irish Poker Open online.
The next one to hit the rail was Kenny “Kenny 05” Smaron, a Costarican poker player who managed to win $38,950 for his effort. After that, it was time for another UK player, Sergei Reixach, to exit the event. “srxakgirona” won a total of $50,201.
The Spanish-born player is famous for winning several important events throughout his career, including the €100,000 No-Limit Hold ’em – Super High Roller (Event #15) at the European Poker Tour in Barcelona in 2019, where he managed to win €1,816,210.
Fifth place was reserved for Luke Reeves, who uses the nickname “Bit2Easy” for his online poker games and tournaments. Reeves won a total of $64,702 for his effort.
The next player to hit the rail was Ryhor Karapanau, who is also known on PokerStars as “Grisha813.” This player from Austria ended up fourth and won a total of $83,391.
The last player to hit the rail before the heads-up part of the event was Sam “SamSquid” Grafton, who won a total of $107,480 for his effort.
The last two players were Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattisson from Sweden, and Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker. The two of them played for some time but eventually decided that the best outcome is to make a deal.
They split the rest of the reward, with Mattisson winning $153,361, and Muehloecker $160,706. In the end, it was the player from Austria who managed to play the winning hand and win this important event on PokerStars, showing his excellent poker skills once again.