Fabian Quoss' Asian High Roller Win

Fabian Quoss' Asian  High Roller Win

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The German domination of the High Roller tournament scene has continued with Fabian Quoss the latest to claim a big score.

The former English Open winner scooped a first prize of around $680,000 after triumphing in the Asian Championship of Poker High Roller.

The HK$250,000 (US$32,000) buy-in event attracted a stellar field of 83 runners that included the likes of Sam Trickett, Phil Ivey and Sorel Mizzi. They all missed out on the money though. In fact only 10 players would see a return on their investment.

Quoss safely navigated his way through a marathon final table that featured Isaac Haxton, Davidi Kitai and Aaron Lim before beating Yu Liang heads-up. An early double up with aces gave Quoss control and he eventual sealed the title after a dramatic final hand.

With the clock approaching 8am, the Chinese open shoved with KsQc and was looked up by Quoss who was holding Ad8h. After three hearts on the flop the Kc appeared on the turn. The German needed either a heart or an ace on the river to take the title. The Qh duly appeared to give him a winning plush and another hefty score.

This latest triumph takes Quoss' career tournament earnings to over $6.4m.

The Final Positions and Payouts were as follows:

1st Fabian Quoss (Germany) - HK$5,271,000 (US$680,129)
2nd Yu Liang (China) - HK$3,514,000 (US$453,419)
3rd Rono Lo (Macau) - HK$2,342,600 (US$302,271)
4th Aaron Lim (Australia) - HK$1,952,000 (US$251,871)
5th Davidi Kitai (Belgium) - HK$1,562,000 (US$201,548)
6th Ivan Soshnikov (Russia) - HK$1,366,000 (US$176,258)
7th Anatoly Filatov (Russia) - HK$1,171,000 (US$151,097)
8th Zhapar Sultanov (Kazakhstan) - HK$976,000 (US$125,935)
9th Phanlert Sukonthachartnant (Thailand) - HK$781,000 (US$100,774)
10th Isaac Haxton (USA) - HK$586,000 (US$75,613)

Image courtesy of Kenneth Lim @ PokerStars blog.

Tags: Fabian Quoss, Asian Championship of Poker