Norwegian takes home EPT Dortmund

Andreas Hoivold

Andreas Hoivold won the first ever European Poker Tour (EPT) tournament to be held in Germany. The Norwegian defeated Italy's Cristiano Bianco heads-up to win the German Open and €672,000 in prize money.

The duel for the title between Andreas Hoivold and Cristiano Bianco was a short one. Already in the second heads-up hand, Hoivold secured his victory when he called a pre-flop all-in move from Bianco.

Bianco showed Th-9d, and was in very bad shape against Hoivold's pocket queens. When the Norwegian made a set on the flop, Bianco was in need of an even bigger miracle, which didn't come. Hoivold won the hand and became EPT Champion.

You can read all about the action of the Casino Hohenysburg in Dortmund, interviews, and blogs in's Live Tournaments Section.

This was the second time a player from Norway won a title in Season 3 of the European Poker Tour. In September, Bjorn-Erik Glenne won €691,000 in EPT Barcelona.

Final results from the German Open:

1stAndreas Hoivold $749,033
2nd Cristiano Bianco $384,120
3rd Sebastion Ruthenberg $192,060
4th Gunnar Rabe $103,712
5th Jacon Rasmussen $76,824
6th Erik Lindberg $57,618
7th Nicolas Levi $48,015
8th Thomas Fougeron $38,412

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