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Wilinofsky Wins EPT Berlin
Canadian PokerStars qualifier Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky captured the EPT Berlin title in Germany this weekend.
The online poker pro collected €825,000, a bracelet from Shamballa Jewels and a seat to both the EPT Grand Final in Madrid and the EPT Champion of Champions event on May 13 with the win.
A total of 773 players from 50 countries entered the €5,300 EPT Berlin main event creating a €3,865,000 prizepool that paid 120 spots.
Wilinofsky had more than a million dollars in online cashes coming into the event, but had never had a live cash until this week.
“I had to jump through so many hoops to even get here," the 22-year-old from London, Ontario explained.
"I ran very well and, for the most part, I played very well. My only goal was just to accumulate as many chips as possible so I guess I did that.
"I had to do everything right and hope for the best. Everyone on the final table played very well. They’re great players and really nice guys as well. I am feeling so much overwhelming emotion I can’t even think right now. It’s incredible.”
Fourth-place finisher Martin Jacobson was on his third final table of the EPT season bringing his total winnings this year to more than €1 million and substantially increasing his lead in the EPT Season 7 Online Qualifier of the Year race.
Next up on the PokerStars European Poker Tour is the €5,300 EPT San Remo main event in Italy, running April 27- May 3.
For more on the entire event check out PokerListings EPT Berlin Live Updates.
Here's how the final table finished up on Berlin:
1 Ben Wilinofsky €825,000
2 Max Heinzelmann €500,000
3 Vadzim Kursevich €300,000
4 Martin Jacobson €230,000
5 Armin Mette €180,000
6 Darren Kramer €140,000
7 Joep van den Bijgaart €100,000
8 Jonas Gutteck €66,000