PokerStars Festival Hamburg €2,200 High Roller tournament saw a victor emerge, after Andre Haneberg managed to take down the event and take home a monetary portion estimated to €46,380.
The German poker player emerged victorious after only 28 of the 90 players returned for the action, each of them having his eyes on the tournament’s trophy. Apart from the trophy, the first place of the PokerStars Festival Hamburg High Roller event also brought the winner a cash portion of €46,380.
Three former winners of EPT tournaments, as well as many other poker players, returned to action. Still, after a long session which finally ended in the early morning, it was the 30-year-old Andre Haneberg from Germany who emerged as the winner.
PokerStars Festival Hamburg High Roller Gameplay
Despite Haneberg does not make his living with poker, he has done some quality work to overcome the competition and take down the event, surpassing all his opponents. His live earnings before the event amounted to a total of $90,000. The victory in the PokerStars Festival Hamburg €2,200 High Roller tournament brought the player his largest live cash so far, with his previous best live score generated for his runner-up position in the partypoker MILLION Germany €2,200 NLHE High Roller 8-Max, amounting to €39,000.
The PokerStars Festival Hamburg High Roller event was hosted at the Casino Schnefeld, with action starting on Tuesday. The tournament attracted 80 unique entrants and 10 re-entries by the time registration closed. The players accounted for a prize pool of €174,600, with only the first thirteen of them set to receive a monetary portion of the prize pool.
Only 28 players returned to the second day of the event, with three EPT winners being left among the players who were trying to get to the first place. The money bubble got burst by Michael Schulze, the winner of EPT8 Warsaw. After a few quick eliminations, the final table of nine was formed, with Andre Haneberg holding the chip lead with 550,000 in chips at the time.
By the time when there were only seven players left around the final table, Kim De Han took the chip lead for the first time in the tournament. His chip lead continued for some time, with Han even expanding it. After Martin Wendt was eliminated in the third place, it was time for the heads-up play to begin.
At the time when there were only two players left, De Han hold a massive chip lead of approximately 2 million in chips, while Haneberg had only 760,000 in chips. The two of them stopped the clock to consider a possible two-way deal, but they did not come to an agreement.
A few hands later, Haneberg took the lead over course of three hands. A bit later, he managed to take down the event, by sending Han to the second position.
Final Table Ranking
With Andre Haneberg occupying the first place in the ranking, taking home the largest cash prize of €46,380, De Han Kim remained second, scooping a monetary portion estimated to €32,210. The third position was taken by Martin Wendt, who was granted with a total of €21,300 for his efforts.
Another German player – Jamila von Perger – got fourth, followed by Eric Hennig. Adnan Dizdarevic from Denmark occupied the sixth position, while Toni Vardjavand remained seventh. The eighth and ninth position were taken by Frederik Jensen and Grzegorz Derkowski, respectively.