This past weekend has been extremely good to Jack Sinclair, who just won the €25K Super High Roller event at the German Poker Championships held in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. He battled against Tony G on a heads-up match, defeated him and walked off with the title along with a sweet €250,000!
Jack Sinclair, age 26, from London was almost considered ‘just another amateurish unknown poker player' on the live tournament grounds up until he made the final table on last month's World Series of Poker Main Event, where he finished 8th place for a glittering $1.2 million. This accomplishment suddenly turned his online skills into ‘real-life' brilliance after he was persuaded to play at the WSOP Main Event by his (much better known in the world of poker) buddies Anton Morgenstern and Philip Gruissem.
This week at the King's Casino he had already placed 4th and won €30,000 in the €5K buy-in High Roller version, so by the time he made another final table again in the much bigger event, Sinclair was feeling pretty much comfortable despite being up against a gathering of famous pro opponents.
The 28 participants of the €25K Super High Roller event meant that only the top 3 players would have to share the €665,000 prize.
Even though he was short-stacked for some time, Sinclair quickly built up his stack, while it was Tony G who toppled down his famous counterparts.
They settled for a deal, Tony G taking the lion's share of the pot which was €300,000 against Sinclair's €240,000 - which left €10,000 and the title to play for.
In the end, Sinclair won the title when he toppled Tony G's pocket jacks with his own KJ.
While it was obvious that Tony G walked off with the biggest share of the prize pool, it was Sinclair who got to pose for the winner shot.
Tony G throughout the past few years has kept a low profile in the poker limelight, and fortunately for him this year, his comeback has been positively fruitful after playing a few high-stakes tournaments.
As for Jack Sinclair, he said that he will be seen again on the next partypokerLIVE event, the $5M guaranteed MILLIONS Russia, held at Sochi Casino and Resort which starts September 9.