Sunday, April 10, Canadian player Ben Wilinofsky became the new champion of EFA 2011 Berlin after a final table that has dominated from start to finish.
Ben Wilinofsky alias ‘NeverScaredB’ professional poker player online PokerStars qualifier will steadily increase his lead throughout the final table, coming into possession of half the chips in play when he was still five players in contention.
Ben Wilinofsky unstoppable on the final sprint
Neither the Swedish pro Martin Jacobson, who played his third EPT final here, nor the German Max Heinzelmann local hero who has done what he could, have managed to block the road to the new champion of the second EFA Berlin history A year after the victory of Kevin MacPhee after a hectic tournament interrupted by a dramatic turning Spielbank Casino.
Joep van den Bijgaart rapidly eliminated
Joep van den Bijgaart
Jonas Gutteck (8th, 66,000 €) was the first to go out with carpet against the Max Heinzelmann.
Joep van den Bijgaart, fell to just 540,000 (5.4 bb) tried his luck with Wilinofsky and found his path with The table Van den Bijgaart sending to the output (7th, 100,000 €).
Then came the turn of Darren Kramer (6th, 140,000 €) to re-raise all in with
but upon reflection decided to follow Kursevich and won the coin flip.
This was the moment chosen by Wilinofsky to accelerate and win the pot on pot up to 11,505,000 own carpet or half of the chips from the table. Armin Mette would be undergoing headlong rush of the Canadian who like Jesus walking on water at this key moment of the tournament. Both players were leaving carpet and the rest speaks for itself:
Martin Jacobson eliminated fourth (230,000 €)
Released by Four Aces in 5th place for 180,000 €, Armin Mette was joined on the rail shortly after by one of the favorites in the final, the Swedish pro Martin Jacobson. Max Heinzelmann button raise but Jacobson reraised from the small blind and Heinzelmann announcement carpet! Jacobson soon followed for his last 3 million chips.
Martin Jacobson loses coinflip and dreams of victory, leaving the fourth for € 230,000.
Vadzim Kursevich out in 3rd place (300,000 €)
It remains now only three players. Wilinofsky Kursevich and find themselves on a flop Kursevich 450,000 and put that Wilinovsky reraised to 1,125,000. Kursevich checks his cards before making carpets with Followed immediately by Wilinovsky with the fifth and in hand, the rest of the table changing nothing and sending Wilinofsky heads up Heinzelmann cons.
Max Heinzelmann muffled heads-up (2nd, 500,000 €)
Sailing constantly with an advantage against a minimum of two chips, let Wilinofsky suffocate his opponent to 4 million (cons over 17 million). On a flop , Heinzelmann will bet 225,000 and go all over-after recovery Wilinofsky. The latter will reflect and pay virtually heart-cons for what will be the last pot of the tournament:
The turn will surely give nightmares to Germany for a few nights in this case a assassin who has the straight and the victory to his opponent Canada, the changing nothing! For his fine performance, Max Heinzelmann receives € 500,000 a priori plenty to console themselves.
Ben Wilinofsky wins EPT Berlin € 825,000
About the bracelet and the trophy EFA Berlin, they will go in the window of Ben Wilinofsky a pro online play that proves his qualities now live for it and won € 825,000. “I could not imagine that there are three or four days at the beginning of the tournament. It was worth the wait! “Wilinofsky notably declared all its joy.