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Ben Wilinofsky wins EPT Berlin

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Posted on 11 April 2011 by "J".

Under the name 'NeverScaredB', Canadian Ben Wilinofsky has won his fair share of major tournaments on the internet, but before EPT Berlin he had despite numerous attempts, never even cashed in a live tournament.

With a completely empty live-CV before EPT Berlin, Ben Wilinofsky did'nt seem to be the biggest threat in the fight for victory, but the 22-year-old Canadian was probably one of the tournament's most experienced players.

According to different tournament portals, he has cashed for more then $ 2,100,000 in online tournaments, including $ 65,000 for a victory in the prestigious Super Tuesday on PokerStars.

The victory of € 825,000 is clearly his greatest achievement, and he was obviously overwhelmed to top the field of 773 players from 50 different countries.

- Everybody at the final table played really well. They are fantastic players and also some really nice guys. I'm so overwhelmed with emotions right now that I just can't think clearly. It's amazing, "Wilinofsky said after the victory.

- I went through so many obstacles just to get here! Things worked out for me, and mostly I played really good. My only goal was to accumulate as many chips as possible, and that was what I did!

In addition to the € 825,000 first prize in cash Wilinofsky could also collect a bracelet from Danish Shamballa Jewels, a € 10,000-seat to the EPT Grand Final in Madrid and one to the next EPT Champion of Champions in the same place.


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6 comments on "Ben Wilinofsky wins EPT Berlin"

 Parafost11/04/2011 10:57:11 GMT
This guy had played solid for the whole tournament, he always seemed to be floating around the top and apparently his final table performance was even better than his previous days. I feel that he deserved this win.

I am however still looking for someone that can win a 2nd EPT title, that will definitely put more pressure on everyone else when this amazing achievement finally occurrs.
 Fakiry11/04/2011 13:25:07 GMT
wow, what a nice first prize for someone who is winning something for the first time playing live tournaments. Many friends who use to play at real casinos tell its not the same as playing online or with friends, even if the amount of money is the same. At the casino, the pressure is higher. Perhaps that's why this guy never did it before. But, for the first time, taking €800K... wow!!!
 GIOMi611/04/2011 14:59:14 GMT
It is amazing, Congratulations and good luck in future live tournaments and maybe the WSOP main event will also be his big break this year.
 mazas12/04/2011 11:19:36 GMT
good job he really have good poker skills and playing well on the online poker now he shows that he can also with the same luck play and live events
congrrates to him
 SuperNoob12/04/2011 21:44:38 GMT
he been doin great at online poker but this is really a big win for him both in money involved and fame. hes been tryin this for so long, no wonder he cant think properly.
lets see if he can do good in future too
 JazzyJeff13/04/2011 03:23:35 GMT
Great job, your first live event( 1th big live event) and winning it with
good play as well. Very nice.

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