Mustapha Kanit Triumphs At 2016 EPT Dublin High Roller for €501,640

Italy’s leading all-time poker winner, Mustapha Kanit, has just pulled further away from his nearest rivals after taking down the EPT Dublin €25,750 High Roller for €501,640 ($567,460). As a result, Kanit now boasts an impressive $6,065,335 in live tournament winnings, with Max Pescatori a fair distance back on $4,176,788, and Filippo Candio on $3,491,894. Mustapha Kanit’s success also extends to the online arena, with the 25 year-old pro having amassed a further $4,203,118 playing under the screen name “Lasagnaaammm”.
The €25,750 High Roller event was the largest buy-in tournament ever held in Ireland, with 58 enteries and 12 rebuys helping to create a prize pool worth €1,715,000 ($1,940,023). After the final table was set, Chance Kornuth then dispatched Ivan Luca to the rail in 8th (€65,170), and Anton Bertilsson in 4th (€176,640), while Mustapha Kanit (A-K) took care of Jeff Rossiter (K-J) in 5th (€137,200), and Charlie Carrel in 3rd (€234,100) to herlad in heads-up play against US pro Chance Kornuth for the EPT title.
As the final battle got underway, Kanit held a 2.5 to 1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, but the duo would exchange the lead several times before the deciding hand was played. Preflop, Kanit (3-3) reraised Kornuth (A-10) all-in and after making the call the dealer laid out a 2-8-7-Q-J board to bring the tournament to a close. Chance Kornuth had to subsequently settle for a runner-up finish worth €360,150, while Mustapha Kanit was crowned the EPT Dublin High Roller champion.
The win represents Kanit’s fourth biggest score to date, his biggest coming only last year after taking down the Monte Carlo €50k Super High Roller for €936,500 ($1,048,243), followed by victory at the Barcelona €10,300 High Roller for €738,759 ($834,303), and this year a 4th place finish at the PCA $100,000 Super High Roller for $596,360.
Final Table Results:
1. Mustapha Kanit €501,460
2. Chance Kornuth €360,150
3. Charlie Carrel €234,100
4. Anton Bertilsson €176,640
5. Jeff Rossiter €137,200
6. Keith Johnson €106,330
7. Nick Petrangelo €84,040
8. Ivan Luca €65,170
9. Martin Jacobson €49,730

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