Online beast takes down €25K High Roller at EPT Barcelona

András "probirs" Németh has been on the top of the game for a long time despite his rare appearance at the live-tournament scene.

The €25,000 Single-Day High Roller generated a total of 95 entrants, who created a €2,280,950 prize pool, with €605,600 locked up for the winner. It was Hungary's András Németh, who managed to be the last man standing after 12 hours of excellent poker against the world's best players, with the likes of Stephen Chidwick, Bryn Kenney, Luc and Sam Greenwood, Nick Petrangelo, Patrik Antonius, Dan Shak, Timothy Adams, Alex Foxen, Ryan Riess, Mikita Badziakouski, and Daniel Negreanu.

However, none of these well-known high-rollers managed to reach the 13 paid places so they had to walk away empty handed. The unluckiest player of the tournament was certainly Juan Pardo Dominguez, who became the bubble boy after his pocket aces got cracked by the Ace-eight suited of Matthias Eibinger in a pre-flop all-in confrontation. Matthias made runner-runner flush to bust Juan Pardo.

After the painful exit of Pardo's, Seth Davies, Salman Behbehani, Pascal Lefrancois and Dan Smith departed all making the money but missing out on the final table of 9.

Unlike them, Sean Winter (9th; €63,900), Vladimir Troyanovskiy (8th; €84,400) and Michel Dattani (7th - €108,350) all spent some time on the FT. Then, runner-up of the €50,000 Single-Day High Roller, Jean-Noel Thorel got 6th for €136,860 when his top pair ran into the two pairs of Wai Leong Chan's and couldn't manage to improve.

The next two players to leave their seats were Chin Wei Lim (5th, €175,600) and Byron Kaverman (4th, €217,820).

Matthias Eibinger made good use of his chip lead during the bubble, but eventually got short and busted with Jack-ten against Chan's Ace-queen. The Australian earned €278,280 with his third-place finish.

The heads-up didn't take for too long between Németh and Chan. They had about even stacks when Németh decided to limp the button and re-shove after Chan raised. Chan snap-called with pocket aces and was in great shape against the Ace-deuce of András'. However, on the ♥4♥5♣4♥Q board András had several outs and managed to catch the ♣3 on the river to make a wheel.

The Hungarian online crusher walked away with the €605,600 prize, which accounts for his biggest-ever score, while Wai Leong Chan received a not that modest consolation prize of €420,800.

Final results

Place Winner Country Prize (in EUR)
1 Andras Nemeth Hungary €605,600
2 Wai Leong Chan Malaysia €420,800
3 Matthias Eibinger Austria €278,280
4 Byron Kaverman United States €217,820
5 Chin Wei Lim Malaysia €175,600
6 Jean-Noel Thorel France €136,860
7 Michel Dattani Portugal €108,350
8 Vladimir Troyanovskiy Russia €84,400
9 Sean Winter United States €63,900