Main Event

Event Info

Præmiepulje €3,865,000
Players 773

Info om level

Level 32
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 20,000

Seat 1: Max Heinzelmann, 20, Heubach, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany - 4,970,000

Maximilian Heinzelmann
Maximilian Heinzelmann

Heinzelmann is a familiar sight on the European Poker Tour and reckons he has played around 20 events. His best result to date was 41st at EPT London in Season 6 for £12,800 and he has also final tabled two side events – runner-up in the EPT San Remo €300 Turbo last season and sixth in the EPT Vilamoura €1,000 NL event in September. He’s been playing poker for around two years – a friend sent him a few dollars to deposit and, after a few false starts, he’s been doing well ever since. He used to play Sit and Go Heads-Up tourneys but now plays a range of events, anything up to $1,000 or $100 rebuys. He won the PokerStars Sunday 500 a few years ago for £91,000 as well as the $100 Daily rebuy tourney for $86,000. His online winnings now total more than $450,000. He said: “I’m feeling pretty good about my game at the moment. I’ve played well so far and I hope it’s going to continue!”

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It's the Final Table

The finalists
The finalists

Good morning and welcome back to the Spielbank Berlin for the last time this season, where one young gentleman is about to become our newest EPT champion.

We say young because, well, they are - everyone who's made it to this final table is 30 or under. But while they may be lacking in years, they are not lacking in poker experience, and this is looking to be one of the best final table line ups of the season.

In pole position is Canadian online qualifier Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky enjoying his first ever live cash - and come what may, he's finally going to get a line on his famously empty Hendon Mob page. Just behind him in the chip counts is native German Maximilian Heinzelmann, just 20 years old but already an EPT fixture with several EPT cashes to his name.

Any player who makes an EPT final table can congratulate themselves on a real poker achievement - but young Martin Jacobson must surely be in contention for legendary EPT status. The 23 year old Swede is making his third final table of this season and fourth EPT final overall. He came second in Vilamoura and then second in Deauville, as well as third back in Budapest in Season 5, and although his stack is below average right now, he will want the win more than most at this final.

Also still in the mix is Team PokerStars Pro Joep van den Bijgaart. The ever-cheerful Dutchman was told, "Not to worry," by opponent Ben Wilinofsky last night when he got his whole stack in on a coinflip; van den Bijgaart promptly flopped quads. He may be one of the short stacks but he's running well, and whatever happens he will have scored his biggest ever live cash today.

Play is due to start at noon. There is a live feed, but we will also be scurrying around like eager reporting ants to bring you all the action from the floor.

All player bios courtesy of PokerStars.

SeatNameChip CountBB's Level 27Country
1Maximilian Heinzelmann4,970,00082Germany
2Martin Jacobson2,085,00034Sweden
3Vadzim Kursevich4,345,00072Belarus
4Darren Kramer2,235,00037South Africa
5Armin Mette2,125,00035Germany
6Joep Van den Bijgaart1,060,00017Netherlands
7Ben Wilinofsky5,225,00087Canada
8Jonas Gutteck1,025,00017Germany
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