Pauli Ayras Wins €163K at Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge €25K High Roller

The €25,000 High Roller of the inaugural Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge (PAPC) in Talinn was won by Pauli Ayras who got past 17 entrants to take home €163,300 in prize money.

By: Charles Rettmuller

Held at the Olympic Park Casino, the event made history as the largest poker tournament buy-in ever in Estonia. It marked the second-best score of Ayras' career, coming on the heels of the Finn's 2nd place finish in a €25,000 buy-in event at the EPT in Barcelona last year for €256,000.

To claim victory at the PAPC High Roller, Ayras had to overcome the efforts of Teun Mulder, who was the event's chipleader for much of the final table, but couldn't seal the deal and finished runner-up for €122,400. It was Mulder's maiden voyage in a €25K event.

As for Antonius, he ended up firing four bullets during the tournament, each one falling well short of hitting pay dirt. Just four players earned a payday in this High Roller, with Koray Aldemir (€81,600) and Tommie Janssen (€40,870) rounding out the field of cashers.

Among those not named Antonius who entered but failed to run deep were Dan "Jungleman" Cates, Robert Mizrachi, and bubble boy Timothy Adams.

The PAPC Talinn continues thru April 7. Among the tournaments yet to be decided are the €1,500 PAPC Main Event and the €10,200 PAPC Championship.

Poker fans are also waiting for Antonius to reveal more information about FLOP, the First Land of Poker Mobile Application that is being heralded as "an exclusive social media for poker players that will make their poker experience optimal and fun." Antonius is the co-founder of PAPC and FLOP, with the app set to launch on April 5.

2019 PAPC €25,000 High Roller - Final Results

1 Pauli Ayras €163,300
2 Teun Mulder €122,400
3 Koray Aldemir €81,600
4 Tommie Janssen €40,870



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