Niall Farrell Wins 2017 WSOPE €25K NLHE High Roller for €745,287

Despite a strong German showing on Day 1 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Event, it was UK pro Niall Farrell who eventually took down the bracelet and €745,287 first-place prize.

Once the official final table was reached, French pro Sylvain Loosli had a slight lead over the 2017 WSOP Main Event third-place finisher Benjamin Pollak and German pro Claas Segebrecht. The final table also featured players like the 2013 WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess and 2017 WSOP main event fifth-place finisher Antoine Saout.

However, Niall Farrell, who started the final table with an average stack, climbed his way up the rankings eventually facing Benjamin Pollak in the heads-up play for the title.The heads-up play went back and forth for a while until Pollak shoved all-in with ace-seven against Farrell, who held ace-jack. Farrell called and the board didn’t change anything, giving Farrell the pot, his first career bracelet and €745,287 first-place prize.

“Poker players always think they’re the best player in the field, but to be honest I would say I’m in the top third, because it’s quite tough. A lot of it was just good fortune,” Farrell said after his win.

-Niall Farrell wins his and Scotland’s first-ever WSOP gold bracelet.

Farrell now has $4,4 million in total live tournament earnings and he has also won a World Poker Tour (WPT) and European Poker Tour (EPT) title in previous years.

2017 WSOPE €25K NLHE High Roller Final Table Results

Dates: November 01-02, 2017
Buy-in: €25,000
Entries: 113
Place Player Nationality Prize
1 Niall Farrell United Kingdom € 745,287
2 Benjamin Pollak France € 460,622
3 Claas Segebrecht Germany € 321,863
4 Ryan Riess United States € 230,071
5 Sylvain Loosli France € 168,323
6 Andrew Leathem United Kingdom € 126,113
7 Stefan Schillhabel Germany € 96,819
8 Antoine Saout France € 76,209


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