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Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Tobias Reinkemeier

The Hand That Turned Heads

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Dec 01, 2009


Event European Poker Tour Barcelona main event 2009 Prize Pool €3,382,000 Entrants 478 There is always a moment or two during any poker event which helps mark the tournament in the poker community’s memory; whether it is the comeback of an underdog, a notable’s bad beat, an exceptional call, or a first-time victory. These are the things which separate one event from another, turning tournaments into fantastical tales. This season’s PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona was marked by a minute or two of poker action that was to be spoken about, hotly debated, and commented on profusely in the months after. The action in question was a hand between German Tobias Reinkemeier and Brit Roland de Wolfe where the best hand did not win. It was a moment that truly showed poker is not just about the cards you hold, but also about rules, skill, psychology, and indeed, emotion. Card ...

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