Ontario’s Andrew Chen Seals The Deal, While Kitai Earns Poker’s Triple Crown At EPT Berlin


After a hard fought Day 5 and final table at PokerStars.com EPT Berlin, Ontario native Andrew Chen placed…better than second?

It seems a deal was struck between Chen and his heads up opponent Davidi Kitai that gave Andrew 613,000 euros, while Kitai laid claim to €632,000; this arrangement also left €80,000 and the title in the middle to play for. With second place originally slated to pay €500,000, this chip count based chop put the equivalent of nearly another $150,000 CAD in Andrew’s pockets, all told his ”second’ish” place finish netting him just over 800,000 loonies.

The fine pay day now puts Chen less than $200,000 away from the three million dollar mark in career live tournament earnings and should see him take over the 13th spot on the Hendon Mob’s Canadian All Time Money List. This latest massive score accounts for only about a 30% of Chen’s live cashes and when you also add to this that ”achen” has another just under $1,500,000 in MTT winnings online, it certainly appears that yet another Canadian poker superstar is on the rise. Congratulations to him on his fantastic finish in Berlin.

Davidi Kitai

Davidi Kitai was the eventual victor, claiming €712,000 and several prestigious poker titles with the win; not only does he get the bragging rights of the EPT title itself, this 1st place finish also completing the trifecta known as poker’s ”triple crown” for Davidi.

Less than a half dozen poker players in the world can currently make the claim of winning a WSOP bracelet, a World Poker Tour title and a PokerStars.com European Poker Tour event; Kitai now joins those ranks.



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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.



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