Indiana live and internet poker pro McLean Karr has clinched yet another tournament victory, taking down the WPT Vienna High Roller title this week and collecting another fat paycheck - this one for 185,120 Euros.
The young pro, who honed his skills whilst studying Applied Math and Statistics at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, has amassed career winnings of $1.5 million on live tourneys and $2.1 million in internet competitions, where he plays under the pseudonym 'pureprofitfour'.
Although substantial, the win is not his biggest - in 2010 alone he pulled down the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star for $878,500, following that later in the year with a $423,500 victory in an NHLE live contest and a $417,000 paycheck on FTOPS. He's also an EPT London High Roller Turbo champion.
This week it was the 10,000 Euros buy-in World Poker Tour High Roller competition in his sights, where a strong field of 50 players assembled, creating a 500,000 Euros prize-pool.
Playing with confidence and aggression, Karr eventually faced off against five other players on a final table that comprised EPT Grand Final High Roller 2010 Tobias Reinkemeier of Germany; Nicolo Calia, Govert Metaal, Kristijonas Andrulis and Ronnie Kaiser.
Karr was in charge most of the way, although Reinkemeier gave him some spirited opposition, ending as the runner-up after a brief heads up, and taking home the second placing prize of 104,560 Euros.
Source: InfoPowa News