EPT Berlin High Roller Won By Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

EPT Berlin High Roller Won By Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier has won the European Poker Tour Berlin High Roller Event, after topping a tough field of 57 players over two days on his way to collecting the  €231,000 ($301,992) first place prize.
The €10,000 ($13,610) High Roller tournament took place at the Grand Hyatt Berlin and attracted a whole top flight of pros to create a prize pool worth $872,190 (including nine re-entries).
The second day of the competition then saw 27 players return and play down to a final table of eight, with the winner subsequently determined later on the same day. Eventually, French poker star Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier found himself heads-up against the UK’s supremely talented Chris “Moorman1” Moorman, who at that point held a 2 to 1 chip advantage.
Chris “Moorman1” Moorman is the highest earning online tournament player in history with $7,910,319 in winnings and only started cashing in at live tournaments in 2008. He has since amassed $2,657,951 in live winnings and famously finished 2nd at the 2011 WSOP  $10k Six Handed Event for $716,282, and the same year 2nd at the WSOP Europe Main Event for €800,000 ($1,068,690).
On this occasion, Moorman had to settle once more for a runner-up finish in Berlin worth €145,200 ($189,824), but seemed pleased with his performance, later tweeting: 
“Came 2nd in the end. Really happy with how I played but wasn’t to be in the end. Lost 3 out of 3 all ins hu for the match but what a war!”
In the meantime, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier picked-up yet another title while taking his live career earnings to a staggering $9,092,892. He is now ranked 17th on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’ and is only one of a handful of players to earn a Triple Crown, having won the EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the WPT Al Lago Classic in 2008, and a WSOP bracelet last year.
The 2012 EPT Berlin High Roller final table payouts were as follows:
1. Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (France) €231,000
2. Chris Moorman (UK) €145,200
3. Marvin Rettenmaier (Germany) €85,800
4. David Peters (USA) €62,700
5. Tobias Reinkemeier (Germany) €46,200
6. Oleh Okhotskyi (Ukraine) €33,000
7. Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (Sweden) €29,700
8. Martin Jacobson (Sweden) €26,400

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