Sontheimer Runs Over Field in First "Poker Masters"

Published on September 21st, 2017 12:13 pm EST

The King is in his office, excited about the Poker Masters winner.  Pointing up, while standing next to his desk.In the end, the race for the "Purple Jacket" wasn't even close.

Heading into the final event of the inaugural "Poker Masters" series, Steffen Sontheimer was leading the race for the "Purple Jacket". Given the projected size of the first place prize in the final $100,000 Championship event, however, anybody was capable of catching Sontheimer for the "Purple Jacket" (note: the "Purple Jacket" was to be given to the player who won the most money over the course of the five event series).

Sontheimer bludgeoned the rest of the field over the series, cashing in a total of 4 events and winning two, including the final $100,000 tournament. This final cash was worth $1,512,000, which pushed his earnings for the five-event series up past the $2.7 million mark. This was more than enough to easily top the next closest competitor.

Here is how the $100,000 tournament ended up finishing out:

1st, Steffen Sontheimer, $1,512,000
2nd, Christian Christner, $864,000
3rd, Fedor Holz, $504,000
4th, Seth Davies, $324,000
5th, Justin Bonomo, $216,000
6th, Stefan Schillhabel, $180,000

In addition to his over $2.7 million in cashes, Sontheimer also won a side bet with Daniel Negreanu for $50,000.


The final $100,000 event of the tournament ended up drawing a field of 36 players. This field included the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel and Isaac Haxton.

Despite all of the big names that were playing in the tournament, the largely unheralded Steffen Sontheimer ended up dominating the event. With his spectacular five-event performance, Sontheimer loudly announced himself as one of the top players in the world.


With his cashes over the past few weeks, Sontheimer now has over $6.2 million in total lifetime tournament cashes.

Sontheimer has been on an absolute tear as of late, as he has 10+ six figure cashes so far in 2017. A few months ago, Sontheimer finished in second place in the $100,000 "Super High Roller" event at the ARIA, taking home $1,223,264 in the process.


All in all, a star-making performance for Steffen Sontheimer.


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