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German Philipp Gruissem Takes Down WPT Alpha8 High Roller Event In London

Written By: Maya Michaels | October 31, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

Canadian poker professional Daniel Negreanu may be the player of the moment right now, but German star Philipp Gruissem is running hot as he has just won the World Poker Tour (WPT) Alpha8 High Roller Event in London, just a few days after his third place finish in the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) High Roller Event in Paris last week.

Going into the final days play Gruissem was sitting in eighth place some 300,000 chips behind the chip leader Tobias Reinkemeier, who led the way with a healthy stack of 428,000 chips, but when the final table commenced he had clawed his way back and had halved the deficit to fellow countryman Reinkemeier. Gruissem eventually saw the back of Reinkemeier when his pocket fours held up against A 3, a hand that saw him enter the heads-up battle with American Scott Seiver.

The pair exchanged the chip lead numerous times before all the chips were in the middle when Seiver shoved with K Q only for Gruissem to show A J. The flop came J 9 4 to give the German professional top pair, and it remained that way as the turn and river cards offered no assistance to Seiver. Gruissem took home £862,400 for his two days work, just a week after he pocketed €250,000 from his third place finish at the WSOPE High Roller Event.

In all 2013 has been a great year for Philipp Gruissem as in April he also won the High Roller Event at the WSOP Asia-Pacific when he won AUD$825,000. The next WPT Alpha8 takes place in St Kitts during November, and the way that Philipp Gruissem is playing right now you wouldn’t bet against him taking down that tournament as well.

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