Thomas Santerne Claims 2024 PokerStars EPT Paris 50,000 Super High Roller Title

Thomas Santerne Claims 2024 PokerStars EPT Paris 50,000 Super High Roller Title

The 2024PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris 50,000 Super High Roller was won by Frenchman Thomas Santerne. The largest buy-in event of the EPT Paris schedule attracted 51 entries of the worlds poker elite toLe Palais des Congrsin Paris. Of those, 13 reentered into this crme de la crme lineup.

Santerne, who defeated runner-up Chris Brewer in a heads up duel that took 3 hours, scooped 889,000 of the 2,916,480 prizepool. Santerne's victory is his first live Super High Roller tournament win. Brewer was looking to go for back-to-back wins in this event, having claimed the title in this event last year.

Santerne said after winning: "It's incredible, I feel a lot of emotion, it's an insane title to win. All the players play well, so it feels really great." He isn't going to be resting after this win; he said, "I'll be playing the Main Event, the 10k and maybe the 25k," before heading off to the next Triton stop. He credited Brewer, saying, "he's a great opponent, and it was crazy to win against him."

EPT Paris 50,000 Super High Roller Results

1Thomas SanterneFrance889,480
2Chris BrewerUnited States583,300
3Pieter AertsBelgium422,900
4Duco Ten HavenNetherlands320,800
5Markkos LadevEstonia247,900
6Sirzat HissouGermany189,600
7Niklas AstedtSweden145,800
8Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom116,700

Day 3 Play

Sirzat Hissou was the first to bust at today's final table. The German decided to use some of his winnings to buy into the 25,000 NL Hold'em that is in play today. Next to leave the field was Markkos Ladev, who secured his largest-ever live cash in this event. He had an up and down day, and at one point was down to 35,000. He eventually grew his stack to more than 1,000,000 but was busted by Brewer.

Then it was 10,200 Mystery Bounty winner Duco ten Haven who added another impressive cash to his haul in Paris. Pieter Aerts was next to go in third place. The Belgian had previously cashed in the 2023 10,300 EPT Paris High Roller and the 2023 EPT Paris 3,000 Mystery Bounty.

Heads-Up Play

Santerne and Brewer traded the chip lead back and forth numerous times throughout the three-hour battle. The two switched places within ten minutes of each other in what proved to be a tense and hard-fought affair.

However, it proved to be Santerne's day as he hit quads on the way to taking down the title. Brewer had won five preflop all-ins to double his short stack in numerous spots, but Santerne finally managed to win an all-in against the American before lifting the prestigious trophy.

Even though this tournament has ended, there are still many more events to come from here in Paris. Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage from 2024PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris.


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