Thomas Hoffman Wins the WPTDeepStacks Berlin Main Event


Thomas Hofmann has been crowned the WPTDeepStacks Berlin EUR1,200 Centerpiece champ after he came through a 645 player-field at the Spielbank Casino site.

Hofmann defeated Eldaras Rafijevas heads-up for the win after a tense as well as well-battled heads-up suit.

Today’s last day of activity covered 4 days of Centerpiece poker, which accompanied a complete event of occasions running over 5 days in Berlin, including High Roller as well as Ladies occasions. The Centerpiece featured a EUR500,000 assured prize pool, however that target was shattered with the last number set at EUR688,215.

Twenty-seven players returned for the last day all with the hope of safeguarding the EUR129,510 first-place prize as well as the EUR2,000 WPTDS season-ending bundle.

Talking after his win, Hofmann was taken aback by the triumph.

“I feel great,” he said.

“Wow!” he added after stopping briefly to let the moment sink in as well as take a look at his winning hand.

Hofmann mentioned how he took time away from his service as a Telecommunications Designer in his home nation of Switzerland to be in Berlin and claimed he intended to go back to the Spielbank for the WPTDeepStacks having experienced the event for the first time in 2018.

Hofmann included that he intends to participate in WPT Barcelona in March, as well as will certainly currently have an eye on the whole WPT timetable and want to take a prospective chance at the WPTDS Europe POY Leaderboard and also the EUR10,000 first-place reward.

Day 3 left to a rapid start with Bachir Ouail exiting within the initial couple of hands, complied with by Amit Cohen not long after. The bust-outs remained to come thick and also quick with Milad Sheva, Martin Schneider, Maciej Rogacki, Michal Lubas, Halil Coknez and Pavle Nikolic all striking the rail within the very first 90 mins of play.

Jonas Lechner and preferred German player Wilhelm Breuer were next to leave prior to Tomasz Brzezinski’s removal in 17th location led the way for the last two tables revise.

Michael Pedersen and also Lukas Soucek after that took 16th and 15th area specifically before start-of-day chip leader Andreas Mitsch (visualized left listed below) survived on the river versus Patrick Kubat.

Mitsch was all in on the ace-three-nine flop and also had been called by Kubat holding king-nine and the flush draw. The king on the turn placed Kubat right into the lead and Mitsch remained in genuine threat of leaving. But the three on the river boosted his hand to 2 set and provided him a lifeline.

The rate once more picked up with Leonardo Armino as well as Adrien Garrigues experiencing the exact same fate at the hands of Eldaras Rafijevas. Brief stack Armino was done in with king-queen, and also Garriques reshoved over the top adhering to Rafijevas’ open and was called. Armin held king-queen, Garrigues pocket kings as well as Rafijevas was in a dream situation with pocket aces and held to rack up the double ko.

Vitali Zerf(12th) as well as Yehia Said (11th) were following out the event location prior to Albert Hoekendijk (envisioned standing listed below) ran pocket 8s right into pocket nines preflop and missed out on an area at the last table.

The last table got underway after the Tournament Supervisor invited the players and eventually Brian Cornell, who started the day second in chips, went to the payment workdesk. Cornell held pocket 10s and remained in a traditional race versus Wojciech Wyrebski’s ace-king. Cornell saw his competition ended after Wyrebski hit a wheel on the turn and left in 9th place for EUR12,560.

Brief stack Thorsten Fleischhut was alongside leave in 8th place for EUR15,905 before Wojciech Wyrebski run pertained to an end in 7th area for EUR20,380 when his pocket queens were fractured by ace-ten on the river after Eldaras Rafijevas struck two set.

Mitsch was then able to ladder as much as 6th area for EUR26,425 adhering to the miracle river he obtained with 14 players continuing to be.

Alexandru Cinca (imagined below) saw all his chips move in Rafijevas’ direction after he shed a flip versus the chip leader and also departed in fifth place for EUR34,660.

In 4th area for EUR45,985 was Sebastian Trisch after his all in from the small blind for 9 huge blinds with ten-five was snap-called by Patrick Kubat holding king-queen.

Kubat was the clear brief pile three-handed, as well as in spite of finding a double up versus Hofmann, he was not able to survive as well as departed in third for EUR61,700 when his all-in with ace-six from the button was called by that male Rafijevas, this time around holding pocket nines.

When heads-up obtained underway, Hoffman held the benefit with 12,000,000 to Rafijevas’ 7,000,000. It was a strained affair, as well as Rafijevas pulled the heaps degree, but Hofmann was persistent and carved away at Rafijevas’ stack for an hour.

In the last hand, Rafijevas relocated all with pocket 3s and also was called by Hofmann holding ace-jack. An ace appeared on the flop to give Hofmann one hand on the prize, and although Rafijevas picked up a wheel draw on the turn, it wasn’t to be for the Lithuanian, as well as he left as runner-up for EUR83,720, which left Hofmann to assert the WPTDeepStacks Berlin Main Event title.

WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley Final Table Results:

1st: Thomas Hofmann – €129,510 + €2,000 WPT season-ending package
2nd: Eldaras Rafijevas – €83,720
3rd: Patrick Kubat – €61,700
4th: Sebastian Trisch – €45,985
5th: Alexandru Cinca – €34,660
6th: Andreas Mitsch – €26,425
7th: Wojciech Wyrebski – €20,380
8th: Thorsten Fleischhut – €15,905
9th: Brian Cornell – €12,560