Vladimir Burstein wins the partypoker Grand Prix

Martin Lechner is runner-up

After the successful premiere in spring, the Poker Grand Prix entered the second round in October 2017 and players from all over Europe rushed to the tables. € 523,000 were in the prize pool, with € 75,000 awaiting the winner. The tournament offered its players plenty of variety, big stars and an own players party.

Rush on the tables

The major event kept the poker-loving players on tenterhooks for altogether 12 days. 13 poker casinos in four countries provided the opportunity to qualify for the grand final in Vienna, and thousands of players from all over Europe did not miss this. Altogether, the Grand Prix registered 5,230 entries.

Plenty of stars

People who wanted to experience the most well-known poker players in the world live, did have plenty of opportunity at the Highroller tournament. Tennis legend Boris Becker went to the start, as well as one of the most successful players of all time, the German Fedor Holz, who lives in Vienna.

Holz, a Highroller specialist, consequently won the tournament and received prize money of € 34,000. The performance of Boris Becker caused enormous media response in the German-speaking area. The Wimbledon winner enjoyed a nice evening in Vienna and enjoyed his hobby poker extensively.

A long final

The final took place on 9 October 2017 at the Montesino in the Entertainment Center at the Gasometers in Vienna. 41 players from twelve countries competed in the battle for victory, a player from the Czech Republic was ahead at the end of the day.

Manuel Blaschke, superior chip leader after the starting days already dropped out on day 2 and had to be content with place 54. Vladimir Burstein from the Czech Republic took the lead on day 2 and went into the decision as the favourite.

There, the last five players in the tournament agreed on a deal according to chips, € 19,120 remained in the prize pool. After a long final, Vladimir Burstein beat Martin Lechner with a pair of jacks against 5-3 from Lechner. 

Vladimir Burstein won a total of € 47,520, Martin Lechner, who was the chip leader at the time of the first deal, collected € 48,530.

Successful cooperation

The Grand Prix was once again organised in collaboration with the online poker room partypoker. In the numerous online satellites, more than 1,000 Grand Prix tickets were handed out by partypoker.

Now, the next highlight follows with the Concord Million VII from 23 November to 4 December, for which plenty of satellites are already being offered by partypoker.

You can find all photos of the second partypoker Grand Prix in our photo gallery.

The result

PLACE NAME Country PRIZE DEAL
1 Burstein Vladimir CZE 75000 47520
2 Lechner Martin AUT 45260 48530
3 Lombardi Rolando ITA 31250 32980
4 Moschonas Aristeidis AUT 22500 32560
5 A. E. AUT 17500 29920
6 Kubincova Ela SVK 13500
7 A. D. AUT 10000
8 Zaric Dragan SLO 7500
9 Tsintsadze Giorgi GEO 5000
10 Smardzija Milenko SRB 3750
11 Heigl Harald AUT 3750
12 Raschbauer Stefan AUT 3750
13 Georgescu Christian AUT 3000
14 Brandner Oliver AUT 3000
15 Deak Gabor HUN 3000
16 Spicka Mirek CZE 2250
17 Muszi Levente ROM 2250
18 Bodnar Gabor HUN 2250
19 Ghamrawi Anthony AUT 1750
20 Wolech Rene AUT 1750
21 Chalupka Pavel SVK 1750
22 Wieland Niko GER 1750
23 Ghanem Abdel AUT 1750
24 Wladkowski Bernhard AUT 1750
25 Bungartz Matthias GER 1750
26 Köll Thomas AUT 1750
27 Medesan Alain Raoul AUT 1750
28 Dollenz Friedrich AUT 1750
29 Micciche Federico ITA 1750
30 Spindler Zoran SLO 1750
31 Fujerik Jakub SVK 1750
32 Montani Nico AUT 1350
33 Berberi Asdren AUT 1350
34 Kvanta Michal SVK 1350
35 Vukojevic Stefan AUT 1350
36 Delic Goran CRO 1350
37 Shamonov Rafael AUT 1350
38 Foglar Wolfgang AUT 1350
39 Razor ENG 1350
40 Reither Wolfgang AUT 1350
41 Remenar Igor SVK 1350
Casino Entries Day 2
partypoker 876 106
Montesino 2794 281
CCC Wien Simmering 848 84
CCC Lugner City 61 6
CCC Linz 50 5
CCC Salzburg 94 9
CCC Kufstein 84 8
CCC Innsbruck 23 2
CCC Bregenz 155 17
CCC Klagenfurt 36 4
Alpha Casino 81 8
Malta 17 2
Banja Luka 49 5
Nova Gorica 62 6
Entries gesamt 5 230 543
Preispool gesamt 523 000
Preispool garantiert 500 000
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