Canadians in Berlin for European Poker Tour

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A number of Canadians have made their way to Germany this week but it’s not for their love of beer. The European Poker Tour is taking place in Berlin from April 16 to 21 and 34 Canadian poker players have made the trip for a shot of € 3,725,000 up for grabs in the main event.

The tournament started with a total of 745 competitors including some notable pros like Barry Greenstein, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom,  Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Vanessa Selbst and former tennis superstar and PokerStars sponsored athlete Boris Becker who hails from Germany. Canadian pros included Jonathan Duhamel, Sorel Mizzi, Erik Cajelais, Mike McDonald, Matthew Jarvis, Christopher McClung and Xuan Liu all of whom have busted out of the main event.

With 330 players moving advancing to Day 2, there are 13 Canadians still in the running.

The current chip leaders are Cengiz Ulusu from Turkey (242,800 chips), Calvin Anderson from USA (205,100 chips), Vladimir Geshkenbein from Russia (201,600 chips) with average chip stack for Day 2 of 68,000.

Here is how the Canadian players  are measuring up into Day 2.

Canadian Player Name

Chip Count

Daniel Smith

173,600

Sam Chartier

107,500

Will Molson

94,900

Jeff Sarwer

44,300

Matt Kay

28,900

Michael Watson

71,400

Parker Talbot

69,300

Elliot Smith

64,600

Matthew O’Brien

62,800

Andrew Chen

47,200

Norman Balla

46,600

Jimmy Simard

25,900

Jean-François Lauzon

21,200

 

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2012 EPT Berlin Payout Table

Position

Prize

1

€ 825,000

2

€ 500,000

3

€ 290,000

4

€ 220,000

5

€ 172,000

6

€ 133,000

7

€ 97,000

8

€ 72,000

9

€ 51,000

10

€ 38,000

13-14

€ 30,000

15-16

€ 25,000

17-24

€ 20,000

25-32

€ 17,500

33-40

€ 15,000

41-56

€ 13,000

57-72

€ 11,000

73-88

€ 9,000

89-112

€ 7,500

Total Prize Pool

€ 3,725,000

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