Since we covered the PCA in January where several Canadian poker players achieved tournament cashes, the European Poker Tour has made several stops including France), Denmark, Austria and is currently stopped in Berlin, Germany where the €5,300 buy-in tournament has reached the final table lead by 22-year old Canadian Ben Wilinofsky from London, Ontario.
A total of 773 players from 50 countries created a total prize pool of €3,865,000 ($5,350,000 CAD). First prize is €825,000 ($1,140,000 CAD) with 120 places getting paid. Up until EPT Berlin, Ben Wilinofsky has never made a live tournament cash but has had an impressive online poker career where he has made more than a million dollars including winning the PokerStars Super Tuesday event last November and the PokerStars daily $100 rebuy event six times in the last two years – those events alone amounting to more than $300,000.
Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky is entering today’s final table with 5,225,000 chips.
Here is how the rest of the table and is guaranteed to make no less than €66,000. Here is how the final table chip counts looks like:
|Darren Kramer||South Africa||2,235,000|
|Joep van den Bijgaart||Netherlands||1,060,000|
The only other Canadians that have finished in the money at this EPT Berlin are Jean-Philippe Raymond in 43rd (€15,000) and Sam Chartier in 97th (€7,500).
Stay tuned for more results.
Ben Wilinofsky qualified for his seat by playing on PokerStars. For your chance to play at an EPT event, download PokerStars here and play one of many satellite qualifiers.