Thursday May 16,2013 : GERMAN VICTORY IN POKER SUPER HIGH ROLLER GAME
 
Online ace wins Euro 1,746,400 in a live tournament thriller
 
German online high-stakes cash game player Max “altiFC” Altergott (22) showed Wednesday that he carries his online talent well into the live tournament field, winning the Euro 100,000 buy-in Super High Roller event at the Pokerstars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final for a massive Euro 1,746,400 – in his first major live tournament.
 
In addition to his cash prize, Altergott also received a victory bracelet worth Euro 10,000 from Shamballa Jewels.
 
Altergott is one of the most respected online cash game players on the internet nosebleed tables, but he rarely competes in live events, and entered the EPT Grand Final because he and a friend hadn't played in Monaco before.
 
A total of 42 players entered the Super High Roller which, with eight re-loads created a total prize pool of Euro 4,851,000.
 
When the final table formed Altergott faced some tough opposition in Jason Mercier and Scott Seiver (USA); Sorel Mizzi, Tim Adams and Mike Watson from Canada; and Vladimir Troyanovskiy from Russia.
 
Heads up it was Altergott vs. Jason Mercier, but the latter had to be content with a second placing pay day of Euro 1,115,700 as Altergott demolished him.
 
Altergott said that he was quite comfortable with the opposition, noting that he has played most of them online.
 
"I had a good feel for their playing styles, but they still presented a serious challenge and I was pleased to be able to beat them," the young German said after the game.
 
The Super High Roller was one of 50 tournaments taking place at Le Sporting Casino in Monaco as part of the ninth EPT Grand Final “Festival of Poker” running from May 6-16.
 
More than 1,200 players took part in this season’s Grand Final and there were more than 4,200 total entries, creating an overall prize pool of more than Euro 18 million. In all, there have been more than 44,000 tournament entries this European Poker Tour season and nearly Euro 95,000,000 awarded in prizes.