Jason Wheeler finally wins the WPT Amsterdam €6,000 High Roller, Salter becomes Runner-Up

The €6,000 High Roller of World Poker Tour Amsterdam drew 52 unique entries and 24 reentries swelling the field to 76 entries producing pool prize money of €420,204. Originally the tournament was schedule for two days but owing to large number of entries the tournament was extended for another day to facilitate the heads-up between Jason Wheeler and Jack Salter.
The heads-up was began by Salter with 2.415 million against Wheeler’s 1.385 million, but Wheeler had the fortune favoring him all the way on Day 3 and he took the first prize of €125,000 home while the second place winner of EPT10 Grand Final Main Event and 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event remained the runner up with the earning of €90,000.

This is the biggest win for Wheeler since his 2009 score when he was the runner-up in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em of World Series of Poker with the prize money of $418,122. Before this tournament Wheeler had amassed carrier prize earnings of over $1.5 million from tournaments.

The €6,000 High Roller Results stood thus: Jason Wheeler was in first place with €125,000, Jack Salter was second with €90,000 and Misel Draganic finished third place with winnings of €56,700. Ramin Hajivev with €12,604 was in the ninth and final place.

The Day 3 was a not a long one and very few hands were played which were mostly won by Wheeler. Salter was 545,000 chips down in the last hand when he open-shoved.

Wheeler called and it was {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds for him against Salter’s {K-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. Wheeler pronounced the scene when his good friend Bryn Kenney leaned over, “threes against kind and seven”. But it took a while for Wheeler to win the table and the tournament but eventually he did. Wheeler in the end exclaimed, “Got the trophy in Amsterdam finally”.