You have to take your hat off to Max Heinzelmann. To make two back-to-back heads up encounters in EPT Main Event final tables in an amazing feat.
Could he go one further? Well lets find out as we describe the most exciting hand of the heads up so far.
Heinzelmann made the standard raise on the button and Elder called.
Heinzelmann bet 300,000, Elder raised to 825,000, Heinzelmann raised to 1,700,000 and amazingly Elder called. This pot was huge!
Elder checked very quickly and Heinzelmann asked Elder for a count before betting 2,410,000 and Elder moved all-in before the dealer had chance to calculate the German's betting amount. Heinzelmann called and and we had a tournament defining moment.
Heinzelmann had flopped the nuts and Elder had flopped a set . Heinzelmann had the chip lead and was one card away from winning EPT San Remo and going one step further than at EPT Berlin a few weeks ago. All he needed to do was to avoid the board pairing or a fourth six from landing.
That card was like a dagger through the heart of Heinzelmann. Elder had taken the chip lead one card away from being eliminated.