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Louis Salter Takes Down Eureka Prague High Roller

Louis Salter

Louis Salter has ensured that his brother, Jack, isn't the only poker player in the alter household to be in the limelight by taking down the hotly-contested Eureka Prague High Roller. Salter scooped €124,560 after a seven-way deal.

The €2,200 buy-in EUREKA Prague High Roller attracted 621 of the world's best poker players, some 200 more than the 2013 edition. The likes of Charles Chattha (82nd for €3,730), David Peters (80th for €3,730), Nicolas Cardyn (75th for €3,730), Simon Deadman (64th for €4,220), Ben Dobson (57th for €4,220), World Poker Tour UK finalist Phillip Mighall (47th for €4,700), Craig McCorkell (42nd for €4,700), Jack Salter (30th for €6,140), Felix Stephensen (29th for €6,140), Marc Macdonnell (22nd for €8,190), Vicente Delgado (11th for €16,140), Team PokerStars Pro Theo Jorgensen (10th for €16,140) and Jason Wheeler (9th for €19,660) being a small selection of those who made it into the money places.

The final table was equally as packed with stars with Ari Engel, high roller Dan Shak, Benjamin Pollak and Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov joining Louise Salter, fellow Brit Owain “sngwonder” Carey, Dmitry Ivanov and Michael Aron all being in the quest for glory.

Once Aron busted in eighth place, the seven surviving players opted to split the remaining prize pool via an ICM calculation meaning the least any of them would walk away with would be €76,000, quite a difference from the €36,260 that they could have left with.

Ivanov busted in seventh place and was followed to the rail by Carey, Engel, Pollak and Katchalov, leaving Shak to lock horns with Salter in a battle for the trophy. Eventually, it was Salter who emerged victorious, adding to an amazing 2014 for the youngster.

2014 Eureka Prague High Roller Final Table Results

1Louis Salter€124,560*
2Dan Shak€103,530*
3Eugene Katchalov€99,555*
4Benjamin Pollak€76,000*
5Ari Engel€93,785*
6Owain Carey€102,400*
7Dmitry Ivanov€104,700*
8Michael Aron€24,940

*reflects a seven-way ICM deal

It's been quite the year for the Salter brothers and it shows no sign of slowing down. Louis Salter started 2014 with a hat trick of cashes at the Aussie Millions before cashing in several European events in the run up to the World Series of Poker. Here, in Las Vegas, Salter helped himself to four more cashes, including a 222nd place finish in the Main Event.

Louis Salter then cashed twice in Cyprus, finished as runner-up in the APPT Asia Championship of Poker and won an €880 buy-in bounty tournament at the Master Classic of Poker in Amsterdam. All in all, Louis Salter has cashed for more than $500,000 during 2014.

His brother Jack has also had a stellar year. Some of his highlights include winning the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max event at the Aussie Millions, finishing second in the EPT Grand Final Main Event and in the WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event. Jack has won almost $1.7 million during 2014!

Watch out for the Salter brothers during the EPT Prague Main Event, which you can follow via our live reporting pages.

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