2013 EPT Berlin Side Events: Marcel Luske's Heater Continues with Two More Titles

Marcel Luske

The European Poker Tour’s Season 9 visit to Berlin wrapped up Saturday with Daniel Pidun and Griffin Benger winning the Main Event and High Roller, respectively. But the festival included more than just those two major events; in total, EPT Berlin offered 45 events to participate in, and several notables landed in the winner's circle during the two-week series. Among the winners were Rupert Elder, Micah Raskin, Jason Wheeler, Joe Kuether, Jeff Rossiter, and Team PokerStars Pro Marcel Luske, who continued his hot run in 2013 by winning two side events in Berlin.

Here's a look at some highlights from a few of the bigger side events, followed by a complete look at the winners:

Event #7: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo

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Rupert Elder’s victory in Event # 7 was all too familiar when he defeated Max Heinzelmann heads-up to collect the title and €49,800. Two years ago at the EPT San Remo Main Event, Elder beat Heinzelmann to claim the €930,000 first-place prize, leaving Heinzelmann collecting €600,000 for second. Heinzelmann is also accustomed to finishing second in Berlin; he lost heads-up to Ben Wilinofsky at the 2011 EPT Berlin Main Event.

Pierre Neuville also ran deep in Event #7, finishing third for €16,450. He too has struggled to snag a win after coming close when he finished second at EPT Vilamoura in 2009 and second at EPT Copenhagen in 2012.

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Heinzelmann (left) and Elder (right)

1Rupert Elder€49,800
2Max Heinzelmann€28,270
3Pierre Neuville€16,450
4Theodoros Aidonopoulos€12,320
5Omar Lakhdari€10,100
6Armin Eckl€7,930
7Milan Tomasz Rabsz€6,250
9Christian Wilhelm Polkow€3,550

Event #19: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo

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Online poker superstar Jason Wheeler took down the €2,100 Turbo following a heads-up chop with Patrick Renkers. After falling short in several EPT events in the past, including an 18th-place finish in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final last year, this victory marked Wheeler's best finish on the tour. Also reaching the final table were high-stakes regulars Martin Kabrhel and Keven Stammen.

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1Jason Wheeler€69,500*
2Patrick Renkers€61,300*
3Martin Kabrhel€28,100
4Fredrik Andersson€20,000
5Gerald Karlic€16,020
6Andrei Konopelko€13,400
7Keven Stammen€10,700
8Alex Mos€8,000
9Konstantin Puchkov€5,900

*Denotes heads-up chop

Event #21 Pot-Limit Omaha

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Marcel Luske is on a heater of a lifetime. Last week, just days before winning the 7-Card Stud Deep Stack, Luske defeated a pool of 119 players to claim the top prize of €32,000 for taking down the €1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha event. Luske has five titles since last December, when he won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-up. He then won two PokerStars Caribbean Adventure side events in January. The man known as the Flying Dutchman now boasts more than $4 million in career live earnings which places him first on the Netherlands' all-time money list. His two wins during EPT Berlin put him at 31 live tournament wins for his career.

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1Marcel Luske€32,000*
2Carsten Joh€28,000*
3Jason Lavallee€12,700
4Hermenegildas Zilys€10,100
5Filip Szpak€7,800
6Michel Leibgorin€5,770
7Ramzi Jelassi€4,600
8Glen Cymbaluk€3,460
9Igor Ilic€2,900

*Denotes heads-up deal

EPT Berlin Champions*

Event #1: No-Limit Hold’em€1,100911Pieter de Korver€145,400
Event #5: No-Limit Hold’em€330555Mantas Visockis€30,473
Event #7: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo€1,100174Rupert Elder€49,800
Event #8: No-Limit Hold’em€3,200194Micah Raskin€105,368
Event #10: Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Max 2x Chance€550132Emil Eranosyan€14,000
Event #11: No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack€330272Rudolf Wilhelm Zintel€15,000
Event #13: No-Limit Hold’em Main Event€5,300912Daniel Pidun€880,000
Event #14: No-Limit Hold’em Women’s Event€33039Kathrine Weir€4,200
Event #15: Pot-Limit Omaha Turbo€2,100194Sergey Selin€39,300
Event #18: Pot-Limit 7-Card Stud Turbo€55036Vincent Gabel€5,660
Event #19: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo€2,100138Jason Wheeler€69,500
Event #20: No-Limit Hold’em€2,150237Daniel Studer€131,000
Event #21: Pot-Limit Omaha€1,100119Marcel Luske€32,000
Event #22: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo€330175Marcel Juneman€8,035
Event #23: Pot-Limit Omaha€550175Jonas Lauck€20,000
Event #24: No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up€1,10032Ankush Mandavia€11,870
Event #25: No-Limit Hold’em€1,100275Christopher Day€74,700
Event #26: NLHE/PLO Rebuy€55037Jannick Wrang€17,000
Event #27: No-Limit Hold’em€330175Ghattas Kortas€9,280
Event #28: Pot-Limit 5-Card Stud Turbo 6-Handed€2207Brian Trisler€888
Event #29: No-Limit Hold’em ‘Win the Button’€1,100114Joe Kuether€36,500
Event #30: No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Re-Entry€10,300103Griffin Benger€429,000
Event #32: No-Limit Hold’em Short-Handed€1,100166Tuomas Nurmi€41,000
Event #33: 7-Card Stud Deep Stack€1,10021Marcel Luske€7,170
Event #34: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo€330160Brahim Oubella€14,570
Event #35: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo€1,100115Finn Zwad€36,800
Event #37: Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-Up€2,20022Henri Kettunen€19,200
Event #39: No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack 8-Handed€2,150150Nicholas Verkaik€79,000
Event #41: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty€330160Ronny Voth€14,400
Event #42: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 6-Handed€5,25040Max Lehmanski€66,800
Event #43: No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo€330227Rinat Shakirov€18,800
Event #44: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 6-Handed€2,10088Jeffrey Rossiter€59,700
Event #45: No-Limit Hold’em Hyper Turbo€120183Irfan Yelgin€5,240

*Events not listed were satellites

Photos and tournament information c/o the PokerStars Blog.

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