2011 EPT Berlin: 24 Players Remain

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Ace King
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2011 EPT Berlin

German poker player Daniel Pidun led the pack at the 2011 EPT Berlin after Day 3 with only 24 players left out of 773.  Pidun is not a household name in the world of poker. 

Germany still had 7 representatives among the 24 left, including the second place position.  Russia, Sweden and Italy also enjoyed strong showings with a total of three Russians and two Swedes and Italians each.  The only remaining US player was Jeffrey Hakim while Costa Rica had a PokerStars qualifier, Luis Jaikel.  Costa Rica is the hub of online poker sites catering to North American players. 

Lithuanian poker player Kristijonas Andrulis has the 4th biggest chip count and is the highest ranked of the poker field with strong showings on the live circuit scene.  He has over $500,000 in lifetime winnings. 

Last year’s EPT Berlin gained worldwide attention following a notorious brazen robbery while the event was being televised. 

The 24 chip leaders and country representations appear below. 


Daniel-Gai Pidun Germany 2429000

Maximilian Heinzelmann Germany 2140000

Ben Wilinofsky Canada PokerStars qualifier 2046000

Kristijonas Andrulis Lithuania PokerStars player 1650000

Joep van den Bijgaart Netherlands Team PokerStars Pro1454000

Henrique Pinho Portugal Team PokerStars Pro 1282000

Armin Mette Germany 1230000

Robin Ylitalo Sweden 1221000

Cuello Jorge Mariano Spain 1060000

Darren Kramer South Africa 1004000

Mikhail Lakhitov Russia 909000

Fabrice Soulier France 890000

Martin Jacobson Sweden PokerStars qualifier 687000

Vadzim Kursevich Belarus 665000

Gerardo Muro Italy 657000

Konstantin Puchkov Russia 608000

Jeffrey Hakim USA 561000

Mario Adinolfi Italy 550000

Alessandro Laubinger Germany PokerStars qualifier 507000

Markus Grewe Germany 476000

Luis Jaikel Costa Rica PokerStars qualifier 436000J

Jonas Gutteck Germany 257000

Alexander Smolin Russia 161000

Thomas Traboulsi Germany 156000

- Ace King, Gambling911.com


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