The EPT Berlin High Roller (€10,300 buy-in) attracted 103 of the very best poker players in the world. The final table was played last Saturday and included experienced tournament players such as Max Lykov and Scott Seiver. However, it was a famous online player who had laid hands on the title when the final table concluded...
Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger, from Canada, is a well known name among the "online kids" and he has $4.3 million in recorded tournament scores and used to be the world number one, but he only had $263k to his name on the live poker scene before the High Roller final table win, which earned him €429,000 and a Shamballa bracelet! Benger turned 28-years-old the same day as he took down the tournament, so one can just imagine how long the celebrations lasted!
"I dream of being on a big final table," Benger said. "I wake up in cold sweats thinking about it, literally...I came into the day third of seven and anything but first just wasn't OK for me. I just had to win and things went my way."
EPT9 Berlin - High Roller
Date: 25-27 April, 2013
Game: No limit hold'em
Players: 103 + 37 re-entries
Prize pool: €1,372,000
1 - Griffin Benger, Canada, €429,000
2 - Aaron Lim, Australia, €240,100
3 - Philippe Ktorza, France, €144,000
4 - Max Lykov, Russia, €102,900
5 - Martin Kabrhel, Czech Republic, €82,300
6 - Joni Jouhkimainen, Finland, €68,600
7 - James Mitchell, UK, €54,900
8 - Scott Seiver, USA, €41,200
9 - Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Germany, €30,300
10 - Ronny Voth, Germany, €30,300
11 - AP Phahurat, USA €27,500
12 - Igor Kurganov, Germany, €27,500
13 - Artem Litvinov, Russia, €24,700
14 - Gautam Sabharwal, India, €24,700
15 - David Peters, USA, €22,000
16 - Georgios Karakousis, Greece, €22,000