Swiss poker player Simon Boss won the Europe’s most prestigious live poker festival, ‘the Poker EM’ that marked the end of the event last night at the Austrian Casino Velden. Boss won the €2,700 Main Event to collect a €120,000 first-place prize and the tournament trophy, making him the only player to have ever won the Poker EM championship twice.
Boss is a Switzerland based businessman who plays poker for recreation and not for a living. The Main Event, ‘the European Poker Championship’ that took place over four days, from July 27-30 saw a record of 236 entrants and generated a pool prize of €590,000 distributed among top 77 players with the minimum cash prize being €6,500.
The game was reduced to just three players, including PiuPiuPiu and Kilian Löffler. Boss removed PiuPiuPiu from the chip leader position but Löffler who was eliminated first in 3rd place, earning €59,000. The remaining two agreed to a two-way deal by splitting the pot as follows- Boss took €120,000 and the tournament trophy for having the larger portion of chips left in play, while PiuPiuPiu got a €109,000 payout.