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Look Out: Michael Eiler

Young German Pro Performs Well in Both Live and Online Arenas

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Dec 24, 2010


German economics student Michael “MAE9690” Eiler won the PokerStars European Poker Tour Vienna €5,300 no-limit hold’em main event late in October. He topped a field of 587 players in the richest poker tournament ever held in Austria, earning a first prize of €700,000. The 20-year-old from near Munich beat Czech Team PokerStars pro Martin Hruby heads up to take home his first major live-tournament title. Eiler doubled up to take the lead against Hruby, and never relinquished it. He won the tournament when he flopped the nuts with an ace-high flush against Hruby’s pocket deuces. “It was my first EPT event, but I’m definitely going to play more now. This is really a happy moment for me. The money is great, obviously, but the title is worth so much to me; an EPT title is a dream for any poker player,” said Eiler. It wasn’t his first major title, though, ...

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