Jake Schindler took down the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final €101,000 Super High Roller title late Wednesday evening at Casino Barcelona after outlasting a 48-entry strong field, that featured some of the best poker players in the world.
Schindler entered the final day with the chip lead and was able to hold his lead all the way until his heads-up play against UK’s Stephen Chidwick. The two players ended up battling it out for two hours until Schindler called Chidwick’s queen-high bluff on the river with his turned straight to take down the title.
Schindler earned €1,750,000 or roughly US$2,160,000 for his win, which is his second largest live cash ever. His biggest live cash came in 2017 when he finished runner-up to Christoph “Tight-Man1” Vogelsang in the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl event for $3,6 million.
Jake Schindler wins the #MILLIONSBarcelona €100,000 SHR!
He beat Stephen Chidwick heads-up to claim the top prize of €1,750,000, congratulations Jake!
— partypokerLIVE (@partypokerlive) April 11, 2018
Final Result €101,000 Super High Roller
|1||Jake Schindler||United States||€1,750,000|
|2||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||€1,100,000|
|4||Jason Koon||United States||€500,000|
|5||Bryn Kenney||United States||€340,000|
|6||Erik Seidel||United States||€240,000|
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Banned from PokerStars?
It’s certainly happier times for Schindler, who in 2015 went public with his story about PokerStars. The US pro had been banned from the site after his account had been flagged for suspected play in the US.
“After 50 or so emails back and forth of requested and supplied documents, they decided to seize approximately $250,000 (peak of my account balance this includes deposits from live EPT scores including a cash of 100k Euro) right after WCOOP of ’14 on suspicions that I was playing online within the US, with no actual proof,” Schindler explained on the TwoPlusTwo poker forum at the time.
— PokerStars (@PokerStars) August 21, 2015