Jennifer Shahade wins OFC High Roller

Jennifer Shahade wins OFC High Roller

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Jennifer Shahade is best known for her exploits at the chess board but showed her poker chops in Prague yesterday after winning the €10,000 TonyBet Open Face Chinese World Championship High Roller.

The American grandmaster walked away with a first prize of €100,000, the biggest ever for an OFC tournament, after topping a 23-runner field.

The 34-year-old worked her way through a line-up that included the likes of recent WPT Alpha 8 St Kitts winner Jason Mercier, Jennifer Harman and double WSOP bracelet winner Rafi Amit before beating Ilya Bulychev heads up.

"It was the biggest buy-in event I ever played and I'm really happy I won," said Shahade in an interview after the game. “I have played regular open-face Chinese poker in a live tournament before, but never pineapple. It was fun. I thought it was great and hope there will be more tournaments like this.”

€10,000 TonyBet OFC High Roller Results

1 Jennifer Shahade €100,000
2 Ilya Bulychev €58,250
3 Iakov Onuchin €33,500
4 Maxim Panyak €20,195

Tags: Jennifer Shahade, Open Face Chinese