GGPoker High Rollers Week rundown: Julian Stuer takes two

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on 11/17/2020

Stuer’s win in Event #16 marks his second of the High Rollers Week series

Just one title remains to be decided in the GGPoker High Rollers Week series, as only the $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event still needs to play out. More championships and six-figure cashes were awarded since Poker.org last checked in on the high-stakes tournament series, including one tournament that produced a second High Rollers Week win for Austria’s Julian Stuer.

Issac Haxton and Sam Greenwood both took down High Rollers Week events, while another poker superstar, Fedor Holz, came up just short in his quest for a title.

Here’s a look at what’s gone down over the past five days in the GGPoker High Rollers Week series:

Julian Stuer outduels Fedor Holz for Event #16 title

Julian Stuer won for the second time in the High Roller Week series, taking down Event #16: $10,300 NLHE 6-Max High Roller and winning $220,401. Stuer came out on top of a field of 93 entries, navigating through one of the toughest final table lineups seen yet in the series.

That final table included Fedor Holz (2nd – $166,915), who came up just one spot short of a win. The GGPoker ambassador Holz went into heads-up play with a two-to-one chip lead over Stuer, but in the end, it was the rising star Stuer defeating the poker legend Holz.

Other big names at the final table included Joao Vieira (3rd – $126,409), Ivan Zufic (4th – $95,733), Artur Maritrosian (5th – $72,501) and Darren Elias (6th – $54,907).

Stuer became the first two-time winner in the latest edition of High Rollers Weeks. He also took down Event #7: $10,300 NLHE High Roller last week.

Isaac Haxton wins Short Deck High Roller

Isaac Haxton’s poker acumen spans multiple game variants, and he put those talents to work with a win in Event #14: $10,300 Short Deck High Roller. Haxton outlasted a field of 34 entries, winning the only Short Deck event on the High Rollers Week schedule for a $153,570 payday.

Isaac Haxton (image source: Flickr/World Poker Tour)

Haxton finished the deal against Amichai Barer (2nd – $90,737) in heads-up play. Barer entered the final duel against Haxton with a 10-to-1 chip lead, but Haxton found a way to double through multiple times and emerge with the victory.

Other money finishers included Stoyan Madanzhiev (3rd – $57,114), ‘f__k unluck’ (4th – $35,950) and ‘BobbyAx’ (5th – $22,629).

Sam Greenwood takes down $25k Super High Roller

Canadian high-stakes legend Sam Greenwood’s week includes wins in both High Rollers Week and the EPT Online series. Greenwood’s High Rollers Week victory came in Event #11: $25,000 NLHE Super High Roller, with Greenwood collecting $548,769 in the win.

Second-place finisher Matthias Eibinger (2nd – $583,698) actually took home a bigger payout than Greenwood, per the terms of a heads-up deal between the final two players. The $25k buy-in didn’t stop this tournament from attracting big interest, as 114 entries registered. That turnout pushed the prize pool past the $2.5 million guarantee, with the final tally reaching $2,793,000.

Other top finishers included Samuel Hunter (3rd – $376,209), Rainer Kempe (4th – $288,149), Aliaksandr Hirs (5th – $220,702) and Brunno Botteon (6th – $169,042).

Only the $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event remains to be played out on the High Rollers Weeks schedule. That event is down to the final table, with David Yan, Niklas Astedt, Davidi Kitai, Mike Watson, and Eelis Parssinen among the names at the loaded final table. Be sure to check back with Poker.org Wednesday for a full recap of the Super MILLION$ Main Event, which awards $726,839 to the winner.

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