Steffen Sontheimer wins Poker Masters Purple Jacket

Sontheimer takes the jacket following a huge week in which he cashed in four out of five events, including winning the $100k fifth event.

Steffen_Sontheimer After five events, 27-year-old Steffen Sontheimer had made the final table in four of them and finished in the money in all but one.

This brilliant week had made him the overwhelming favourite to win the inaugural Poker Masters and with it the Purple Jacket as we moved on to the fifth and final event of the series.

All, if anything, he needed to do was perform well enough and he couldn’t be overtaken in the race to claim the designer clothing and, after sitting in third overnight, this wasn’t likely to be a problem.

In the end, he performed so well that he won the Event #5, his second of the series to earn $2,733,000 for the week and, as expected, the Poker Masters Purple Jacket.

First ever Purple Jacket winner

The fifth event, a $100,000 buy-in three day game, had a field of 36 starting out but was soon whittled down to a final six comprised of two Americans and four Germans, all of which occupied the top four spots, including Fedor Holz the overnight chip leader.

It boiled down to two other German pros though as Sontheimer and Christian Christner went heads up, with the former emerging as the winner, topping up an immense week with a $1,512,000 first-place prize.

With that came the first ever Purple Jacket having banked $306,000 for his fourth-place finish in Event #1, before winning Event #2 for $900,000. In Event #4, he came in fifth which was worth $117,000, before success again last night.

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