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Mark Teltscher and Liv Boeree Lose Out to Martin Finger in the EPT Barcelona €25K High Roller

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  • Martin Finger now has an EPT Main Event, High Roller and Super High Roller title

  • Team PokerStars pro Liv Boeree secures her second largest tournament score

British duo Mark Teltscher and Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree narrowly missed out on winning the 2015 European Poker Tour Barcelona €25,000 High Roller event, falling in second and third place respectively, leaving Germany’s Martin Finger to walk away with the €865,900 first place prize.

The tournament was originally scheduled to be completed in one day, but the aforementioned trio were still battling it out at 05:00 a.m. on the morning of Day 1b of the EPT Barcelona Main Event so the decision was made to pause the tournament and return to it a couple of days later as Boeree was due to play in the Main Event.

There wasn’t a whole lot of play when the tournament resumed on Thursday afternoon. Twenty minutes after the restart, Boeree moved all-in for around 10 big blinds from the button with what turned out to be {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and her fellow Brit, Teltscher, called from the big blind with {A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. A final board reading {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{5-Spades}{9-Hearts}{7-Clubs} resigned Boeree to third place, which netted her €391,000 – the second largest cash of her career.

Teltscher asked Finger if he was interested in striking a deal seeing how the difference between first and second place was a cool €279,400 but the insanely talented Germany refused to even start discussion. It turned out to be a great decision on his part because after around 40-minutes of heads-up play, Teltscher shoved all-in for 5,310,000 during the 200,000/400,000/50,000a level and Finger called.

“Good call,” said Teltscher as he showed {J-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and Finger was ahead with his {A-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. Neither player improved on the {6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop, or the {6-Spades} turn and when the {K-Hearts} landed on the river, Teltscher bust in second place and Finger became the first player to win an EPT Main Event, High Roller and Super High Roller titles.

Final Table Results

1Martin FingerGermany€865,900
2Mark TeltscherUK€586,500
3Liv BoereeUK€391,000
4Jani SointulaFinland€320,300
5Mike McDonaldCanada€257,000
6Isaac HaxtonUnited States€199,200
7Jeff RossiterAustralia€147,500
8Iacopo BrandiItaly€108,400
9Kevin StaniNorway€86,400

PokerNewsSarah Herring caught up with Finger, who now has more than $6 million in live tournament winnings, shortly after his latest victory.

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