Christoph Vogelsang Excels in The High Roller Big Game

Christoph Vogelsang won the latest partypoker High Roller Big Game and took home close to $80,000

The High Roller Big Game is partypoker’s most expensive weekly tournament. It commands a $2,600 buy-in, which means it’s packed to the rafter with poker’s elite players. Christoph Vogelsang was one of those elite, one who emerged from battle victoriously.

Vogelsang resides in London, United Kingdom but is one of Germany’s biggest poker stars. His methodical approach isn’t to everyone’s taste, but it works as is evident from his $25,064,465 in winnings. He’s no slouch in the online poker world either as he has a long list of big scores to his name. The German now has another after taking down the High Roller Big Game.

Some 139 players bought into this week’s High Roller Big Game and created a $344,250 prize pool. Only the top 20 finishers received a slice of this pie meaning plenty of big names went home empty-handed.

Adrian Mateos, Artur Martirosian, and David Peters are just three players who didn’t cash. Alex Foxen finished in 21st place and burst the money bubble.

Mark Radoja and Thomas Muehloecker were the first High Roller Big Game entrants to cash. Jans Arends, Caribbean Poker Party Super High Roller champion Pascal Lefrancois did too.

Czech grinder Michael Sklenicka burst the final table bubble when he ran out of steam in 10th place.

High Roller Big Game Final Table Reached

All but one of the nine finalists walked away with a five-figure prize for their efforts. New Zealand’s Sosia Jiang fell in ninth for $9,122, making the tournament an all-male affair. Jiang has some incredible results to her name and is a rising star of the game.

Alexandros Theologis secured the first prize weighing in at five-figures. He banked $11,016 for his eighth-place exit.

Seventh place and $13,425 went to Vojtech Skalak of Czech Republic, before British star Sam Grafton fell by the wayside in sixth, a finish worth $16,351. Grafton has been a top poker tournament player for more than a decade. He’s racked up more than $8 million from online events and almost $3.6 million live.

Canada’s Sebastian Sikorski is another grinder who’s been a force to be reckoned with for a long time. The Ontario resident has almost $14 million in online poker tournament cashes dating back to 2007. This latest result saw Sikorski reel in a $20,655 prize.

The man who finished in fourth-place for $29,261 is know all around the world. Justin Bonomo has an incredible $49,128,105 in live event winnings, the second-most of all-time. He couldn’t get the job done in this event, however, but almost $30,000 for an evening’s “work” isn’t bad going.

Vogelsang Faces Superstars Three-Handed

Any of the final three players in the High Roller Big Game would have been a worthy champion. All three are highly regarded and their peers have tons of respect for them.

Luke Reeves of the United Kingdom crashed out in third-place and got his hands on $40,731. Reeves took a break from tournaments to grind cash games but is back in the MTT world.

Reeves’ exit left Vogelsang and Samuel Vousden heads-up. The final pair of players didn’t strike a deal despite the $22,000 difference in prize money. This meant Vousden had to make do with the $55,933 consolation prize when he lost the one-on-one battle. Vogelsang was crowned champion and received $77,697 to go with that accolade.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Christoph Vogelsang United Kingdom $77,697
2 Samuel Vousden Finland $55,933
3 Luke Reeves United Kingdom $40,731
4 Justin Bonomo Canada $29,261
5 Sebastian Sikorski Canada $20,655
6 Sam Grafton United Kingdom $16,351
7 Vojtech Skalak Czech Republic $13,425
8 Alexandros Theologis United Kingdom $11,016
9 Sosia Jiang New Zealand $9,122

Vogelsang now hopes to continue his High Roller Big Game form on November 23. He is 22nd in chips from 155 players remaining in the Caribbean Poker Party Main Event. The tournament plays down to its final table where six of the nine lock up six-figure prizes. The champion walks away with a massive $879,894. Will it be Vogelsang who nets that princely sum? Tune in later in the week to find out.

Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

If it’s something you can play online for real money, chances are Matthew knows a bit about it. He’s been writing about slots, craps and poker for the better part of the last decade. He’s written for PokerNews, PartyPoker and many other respected online gambling websites during the last nine years.


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