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 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.