Germany's Daniel Pidun Wins EPT Berlin

Germany's Daniel Pidun Wins EPT BerlinDaniel Pidun has won the European Poker Tour Berlin, aftre defeating a field of 912 players over six days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the €880,000 first place prize.
The German player had previously earned $108,106 from live tournaments since 2009, but with his latest win in his country’s capital now pushes his winnings past the million dollar mark. Commenting on his remarkable feat, Daniel Pidun said; “I don’t know, it seems to be my city. But I’m very happy. It’s a dream come true.”
By the time the €5,300 main event reached its final table at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 5 of the 8 finalists were from Germany. Leading the pack was Robert Haigh (5.5m) and Daniel-Gai Pidun (5.25) followed by Denmarks Lasse Frost (3.7m). Also competing was Alexander Helbig (3.31m), Roman Herold (3.05m), Russia’s Roman Korenev (3m), Holland’s Pascal Vos (1.75m) and Julian Thomas (1.73m).
Daniel Pidun (8-8) then scored his first elimination by taking out Alex Helbig (5-5) in 5th for €202,200. Soon after, Pidun (A-Q) did likewise to Pascal Vos (A-7) in 4th (€255,000) to take a huge chip lead over his two opponents into three-handed play.
Daniel Pidun subsequently dispatched Lasse Frost to the rail in 3rd (€325,000) and as  the heads-up phase of the competition got underway, Pidun was sitting on a 24.5m stack to Robert Haigh’s 2.8m in chips . Not long after, Daniel Pidun shoved with A-8 pre-flop and despite being behind his opponent’s A-K, the 8 hit on the flop proved enough to clinch the title for Daniel Pidun.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Daniel Pidun    €880,000
2 Robert Haigh    €531,000
3 Lasse Frost    €325,000
4 Pascal Vos    €255,000
5 Alex Helbig   €202,200
6 Roman Herold    €155,000
7 Julian Thomas    €110,000
8 Roman Korenev    €77,000

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