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EPT San Remo Title Claimed by Elder

Max HeinzelmannOn the Italian Riviera, the 24-year-old British pro Rupert Elder claimed the EPT San Remo title. The former economics student took home a Shamballa Jewels bracelet and earned €930,000 for the win, a seat in the EPT Champion of Champions event and a seat in the EPT Grand Final. Elder beat German Max Heinzelmann heads-up. The contest was very exciting.

Heinzelmann also finished runner-up three weeks ago at EPT Berlin. He has now earned of a bridesmaid reputation. Heinzelmann however enjoyed a nice bonus of € 600,000, although he must have felt a little disappointed for not claiming the title.

Elder said that he is very happy and excited to win. He added that the feeling of the win is yet to sink in. He said that Max, a great player, was his toughest opponent at the table. 25-year-old Canadian Xuan Liu finished third. She was the first female final tablist on the EPT this season. At fourth place was Team PokerStars Pro and EPT6 Kyiv champion Max Lykov. Francesco De Vivo, Massimilano Manograsso, Constantino Russo and Roberto Spada were the four Italian players tried to defend the honor of their countries at this final table and were ranked respectively at the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th place. They were not good enough to win the title.

Creating a total prize pool of €4,786,950, a total of 987 players from 57 countries entered the €5,300 main event. Elder performed really well in the tournament and he was the deserving winner.