German poker star Christoph Vogelsang ships partypoker Super High Roller

Jon Sofen
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Posted on 04/21/2021

Christoph Vogelsang took down a Partypoker Super High Roller, an event that included many of the best players in the world. The German poker star won $469,961 for his impressive performance in the $25,500 Powerfest Super High Roller.

Partypoker is running a major series at the same time as the GGPoker Spring Festival and the 2021 PokerStars SCOOP series, two of the largest events in online poker history. But partypoker isn’t backing down from the competition, and the players aren’t shying away.

In the Super High Roller, which you can watch on-demand on YouTube, 58 players chased nearly a half-million-dollar 1st place prize. Among those entrants, some of the game’s biggest names competed, including Christoph Vogelsang, David Peters, and a talented online pro, Pascal Lefrancois.

Despite all that competition against some tough opponents, Vogelsang did what he does best — win. Vogelsang has over $25 million in live tournament cashes, ranking him second behind Fedor Holz ($32.5 million) in Germany’s history, which includes a $6 million score for winning the 2017 Aria Super High Roller Bowl.

Vogelsang is part of the young German takeover on the high roller scene. Since 2016, numerous young German pros such as Vogelsang, Holz, Christian Rudolph, Rainer Kempe, and Steffen Sontheimer have dominated the highest stakes games in the world, both cash games and tournaments.

Christoph Vogelsang keeps on winning

On Wednesday, it was business as usual for one of the top German pros. Vogelsang completely obliterated the opposition at the final table. In the final hand, which you can watch from the live-stream below, he picked up A-J against Sami Kelopuro’s A-3. The German pro, who had a 3-1 chip advantage at the time, didn’t even have to sweat it out after hitting a jack on the flop (8-J-6), essentially locking up the hand. The turn was a meaningless 4 to seal the deal.

“Congratulations to Christoph Vogelsang winner of the #POWERFEST $25,500 Super High roller event tonight for over $469,691,” the partypoker social media team tweeted.

Kelopuro, a Finnish pro, didn’t go home empty-handed despite the heads-up loss. He earned $288,469 for his efforts. LeFrancois, a Canadian online poker grinder, took 3rd place, good for $188,132.

David Peters, one of the top players in the world with over $33.7 million in live tournament cashes, was the only American at the final table. He finished in 5th place for $96,574, one of his many cashes over the past couple of weeks in major online poker events.

Last week, Joakim Andersson won the same $25,500 buy-in event on partypoker for $480,081. The Swedish pro also won the GGPoker Super Millions Main Event on Tuesday for over $1.5 million. He’s been one of the top online poker performers in recent weeks.

Featured image source courtesy PokerGO app.