When the star-filled WSOP Europe Berlin High Roller final table kicked off on Friday, Italian poker pro Mustapha Kanit had a big lead with a stack of 1.7 million (his closest opponent, Christoph Vogelsang, had less than half of that). Funnily enough the two short stacks, 3-time gold bracelet winner Davidi Kitai and 2010 WSOP winner Jonathan Duhamel, made it to heads-up after several hours of battle.
Duhamel, who eliminated Kanit in third place, took down a few big pots right away to take a 3-1 lead. Kitai doubled up once with KJ vs 89, but that didn't stop Duhamel from dominating the heads-up. Eventually, the Belgian was knocked out in second place for €342,620 after losing an all in with J7 versus 77. Duhamel now has a three gold bracelets (second in 2015) and €554,395!
"It feels even better than the second one," Duhamel said after the event. "I felt like this tournament was really tough. It's one of the toughest I've played in my life. To be able to win it, it means everything."
Final Result - 2015 WSOPE High Roller
1st place: Jonathan Duhamel (Germany) - €554,395
2nd place: Davidi Kitai (Belgium) - €342,620
3rd place: Mustapha Kanit (Italy) - €227,145
4th place: Sam Chartier (Canada) - €160,775
5th place: Christoph Vogelsang (Germany) - €121,020
6th place: Fedor Holz (Germany) - €96,625
7th place: Timothy Adams (Canada) - €81,420