Pieter de Korver Wins EPT Berlin Grand Final

Pieter de Korver Wins EPT Berlin Grand FinalDutchman Pieter de Korver has just won the EPT Berlin Grand Final, after defeating a field of 911 players over four days to capture the title, and collect the €145,400 ($190,594) first place prize.
Over a live poker career stretching back almost five years, Pieter de Korver has made numerous final tables, with his most notable victory coming in 2009 at the €10k EPT Grand Final Monte Carlo, where he beat a 935 player field to claim the €2.3m ($3,024,167) top prize. Following his latest win in Germany, Pieter de Korver now takes his career earnings to $3,865,391.
The €1,100 buy-in event took place at the Grand Hyatt Berlin, and created a prize pool worth a huge €883,670 ($1,158,33). Amongst the notable names making the 112 player money bubble was George Clyde-Smith in 92nd (€2,000), Aaron Lim in 74th (€2,200),Paul Testud in 72nd (€2,500), Erich Kollmann in 51st (€2,800), Ismael Bojang in 44th (€3,200) and Team PokerStars Pro Max Lykov in 39th (€3,700).
By the time the eight-seated final table had been reached, Russia’s Anatoly Filatov was the chip leader, with Pieter de Korver far behind in fifth place. Eventually, however, Pieter de Korver made it through to three-handed play at which point a deal way struck between Anatoly Filatov (€126,000), Pieter de Korver (€115,400) and Sebastian Gohr (€93,600) with a further €30,000 earmarked for the ultimate winner.
Pieter de Korver would then go on to face Sebastian Gohr heads-up with the final hand coming after Korver was dealt A-Q to his opponent’s Q-10. With both players all-in, the board subsequently rolled out J-4-6-2-2 to consign Germany’s Sebastian Gohr to a runner-up finish, while Pieter de Korver claimed the famous victory.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1. Pieter de Korver (Netherlands) €145,400
2. Sebastian Gohr (Germany) €93,600
3. Anatoly Filatov (Russia) €126,000
4. Jonas Garstick (Switzerland) €53,000
5. Esben Guenther (Norway) €41,000
6. Erik Scheidt (Germany) €31,000
7. Gokhan Onal (Germany) €23,000
8. Vladimir Geshkenbein (Russia) €16,870

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