EPT Tallinn 2011 Won By Ronnie "ronnyr3" Kaiser

Switzerland’s Ronnie Kaiser has won the EPT Tallinn, after overcoming a field of 282 players over five days to lift the title, and collect the €275,000 ($394,491) first place prize.
With his latest victory the online pro, known as “ronnyr3” has now taken his live tournament earnings to $710,112, while also becoming his country’s first ever winner of an EPT event.
The 21-year-old moved to the top of the chip counts on Day 3 of the tournament and still maintained the chip lead as he entered the final table of eight..
Ronnie Kaiser then proceeded to run over the competition, firstly holding pocket fours and eliminating Arvi Vainionkulma with A-K in 8th (€25,000). Sami Kelopuro was the next to fall in 7th place (€35,000) after a failed bluff on the river was called by Kaiser’s turned wheel.
Kaiser then dispatched Stuart Fox in 5th (€55,000) and Jani Sointula in 4th (€80,000), whose pre-flop shove with A-K couldn’t improve against the Swiss pro’s pocket sevens.
Eventually, Ronnie Kaiser found himself heads-up against fellow big stack Grzegorz Cichocki, who then saw his stack diminish before the defining hand was played.
With just a million chips left, Cichocki four-bet shoved all-in preflop with 8d-6d only to be called by Kaiser with A-9. The board then ran out 5-K-A-10-9 to relegate Cichocki to a runner-up finish worth €180,000.
In the meantime, after four and a half hours of play at the final table Ronnie Kaiser was crowned the 2011 EPT Tallinn champion, and commenting later on his remarkable win, said:
“It’s very nice to win. I’ve been the chip leader for three days but I’ve got deep before and always finished 20th. This time I thought, ‘I should win this.’”
The next EPT stop will now take place in Barcelona on August 27th, where Sweden’s Kent Lundmark won the event last year for a huge $1,183,474 payout.


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