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.
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.