Tobias Reinkemeier wins EPT Grand Final High Roller
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
22-year-old German Tobias Reinkemeier ignored the distraction of a Luke Schwartz tantrum to claim the EPT High Roller event in Monte Carlo over the weekend.
“_FullFlush_” was the final table bubble boy and showed his displeasure in a display of petulance that even Phil Hellmuth in his pomp may have balked at. After Dori Yacoub's mid position raise, Schwartz holding pocket 10s re-raised all in. After going into the tank Yacoub eventually made the call, revealing KcQc prompting Schwartz to say, "That's the worst donk call I've ever seen. Good game guys, this flop's got the most amount of paint coming I've ever seen." Sure enough a king on the flop gave Yacoub the hand leaving the Londoner to smash his chips all over the table and leave in something of a huff.
The final table was a much better natured affair with Reinkemeier outlasting a final table that included NAPT winner Tom Marchese and new TitanPoker pro Sorel Mizzi. The German eventually sealed the win by beating American Olivier Busquet heads up.
Reinkemeier said, “It’s an overwhelming feeling. The field was definitely tough but what do you expect for a €25,000 event? There were a lot of good players but I had a really good run and everything went in my favour.”
The youngster showed his classy side too by agreeing to donate 2% of his winnings to the All4Kids charity started by Team PokerStars Pro Sandra Naujoks and Austrian pro Markus Golser.
The final table positions and payouts were as follows:
1. Tobias Reinkemeier, Germany, €956,000
2. Olivier Busquet, USA, €597,600
3. Dori Yacoub, Lebanon, €358,500
4. Tom Marchese, USA, €263,000
5. Paul Berende, Holland, €191,200
6. Sorel Mizzi, Canada, €143,400
7. Allen Bari, USA, €109,900
8. Michael Friedrich, Switzerland, €81,300