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EPT Berlin Main Final Table Set, Lykov Leads High Roller Final
The EPT Berlin final table is set and German players control five of the final eight seats.
Germany’s Robert Haigh is the chip leader with 5.4 million while countryman Daniel-Gai Pidun is a close second with 5.2 million.
The two high-profile players heading into the final 16 – Olivier Busquet and Cal Anderson – both fell short of the final table.
Busquet was one of the first players to bust as he dropped out in 15th while Anderson came painfully close to making the final table eventually finishing in 10th place.
Anderson had the misfortune of smashing pocket fives into Pascal Vos’ pocket queens in a massive pot that exceeded three million chips. There were no surprises on the board and Vos’ shipped the pot.
Despite bleeding some of his newfound chips, Vos secured a spot at the final table with 1.7 million chips.
The 2013 EPT Berlin main event final table is set to play out tomorrow at noon local time and we’ve got the livestream right here. You can also follow updates from the always-entertaining PokerStars Blog right here.
Here are the complete final-table chip counts:
- 1. Robert Haigh – 5,495,000
- 2. Daniel Gai Pidun – 5,250,000
- 3. Lasse Frost – 3,700,000
- 4. Alexander Helbig – 3,315,000
- 5. Roman Herold – 3,050,000
- 6. Roman Korenev – 2,995,000
- 7. Pascal Vos – 1,750,000
- 8. Julian Thomas – 1,735,000
Lykov Leads High Roller Final Table, Benger Lurking
The EPT Berlin Main Event wasn’t the only tournament that played down to a final table on Thursday in Germany.
The EPT Berlin €10,000 High Roller went all the way down to just seven players after starting with an impressive field of 136.
Max Lykov leads the final table with 1.68 million with noted Czech high-stakes pro Martin Kabrhel second with 1.64 million.
Online MTT superstar Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger finished with 1.1 million chips and will be looking win another live tournament after breaking through with a side event win for $50k at EPT London last month.
Benger will have a chance to win substantially more in this tournament as first place tips the scales at €429,000.
Also of note at the final table is recent WSOP bracelet winner Aaron Lim who became the first Australian to win a bracelet on home soil at WSOP APAC in Melbourne.
The High Roller gets going again tomorrow at 13:00 CET.
Here are the chip counts heading into the final table:
- 1. Max Lykov – 1,683,000
- 2. Martin Kabrhel – 1,653,000
- 3. Griffin Benger – 1,128,000
- 4. Aaron Lim – 867,000
- 5. Phillipe Ktorza – 679,000
- 6. James Mitchell – 593,000
- 7. Joni Jouhkimainen – 412,000