In the ongoing Caribbean Poker Party festival, we saw another champion being crowned at the host venue Meliá Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic and it was the American poker pro-Chris Hunichen, who emerged victorious in the $25,500 Super High Roller and took home his career’s largest cash of $400,000 and a shiny PartyPoker trophy to remember his triumph.
The event attracted a total of 43 entries and the field was reduced to just six players by the time Day 1 of action was completed. The UK player Sam Trickett led the final six into Day 2 of the event with 11 million in chips. Trickett was the only player to have passed the 10-million chip mark when the Shuffle Up & Deal took place for a final day of action. Hunichen was among the short stacks with 4.15 million in chips.
However, Trickett finally lost the momentum and was eliminated in 3rd place for $165,000.
The elimination of Trickett set the heads-up match between Hunichen and Canadian poker pro– Sam Greenwood. Hunichen had a 3-to-1 chip lead over his opponent. The two-handed battle did not last long and Hunichen eventually made his way to the coveted victory. The last hand of the tournament saw the eventual winner shove pre-flop and Greenwood called for his last 4.275 million and tabled 6s-6c against Hunichen’s Ah-5c. The board delivered Jd-9c-4s-2s-3c to complete Hunichen’s winning straight. Hunichen won the title for $400,000, while Greenwood settled for $242,750 for his 2nd place finish.
Final Table Payouts:
- Chris Hunichen (United States) $400,000
- Sam Greenwood (Canada) $242,750
- Sam Trickett (UK) $165,000
- Adrian Mateos (Spain) $110,000
- Rafael Moraes (Brazil) $75,000
- Steffen Sontheimer (Germany) $50,000
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