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Davidi Kitai Leads European Poker Tour Berlin Main Event Final

Kitai And Chen Reach For First Place In Germany's Capital City


Davidi Kitai. Credit: Neil StoddartThe final table of eight has been found from an original field of 745 at the European Poker Tour Berlin in Germany.

In pole position for the €825,000 top prize plus a Shamballa Jewels bracelet worth more than €10,000 is Belgian pro Davidi Kitai. He prepares for the day ahead with 5,695,000 in chips, more than a million ahead of number two on the leader board, German amateur Bahadir Kilickeser. Kitai will try to do two better than his finish at EPT Barcelona in season 5 where he walked away with €455,000 for third place.

The action kicks off at noon (local time) at Berlin’s Hyatt Hotel but will be broadcast an hour later with hole cards. It is likely to be a tricky but highly entertaining final with players such as Canadian Andrew Chen and Spain’s top online tournament player César “CesarSPA” García in the mix. This is Chen’s third EPT final table and his best so far has also been third place.

Another player worth mentioning at the final is 2002 Spelling Bee champion Pratyush Buddiga. The American has already won Skrill’s EPT Berlin Last Longer and is now freerolling his way to at least €72,000.

Here is the final table, seating positions, and chip counts:

Seat 1: César García (Spain) 1,485,000
Seat 2: Pratyush Buddiga (USA) 1,280,000
Seat 3:Mario Puccini (Germany) 2,065,000
Seat 4: André Morath (Germany) 1,940,000
Seat 5: Andrew Chen (Canada) 3,600,000
Seat 6: Davidi Kitai (Belgium) 5,695,000
Seat 7: Bahadir Kilickeser (Germany) 4,640,000
Seat 8: Marc Wright (UK) 1,540,000

Here is what they are playing for:

1. €825,000
2. €500,000
3. €290,000
4. €220,000
5. €172,000
6. €133,000
7. €97,000
8. €72,000

Check back to tomorrow for a recap on how the story unfolds.