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CPPT VI - Golden Gates Casino

$600 No-Limit Hold'em


CPPT Golden Gates Event Begins Friday

This Friday, the Card Player Poker Tour will make its first ever trip to Black Hawk, Colorado to the Golden Gates Casino and Poker Parlour for a $600 buy-in event that runs from Jan. 19-21. ...

Jan-Peter Jachtmann Wins WSOP Event 39 --$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

German Tops Farha, Mercier For First Bracelet and $661,000 For


Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany’s Jan-Peter Jachtmann has emerged victorious in the 2012 World Series of Poker $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship, capturing his first WSOP gold bracelet, the $661,000 first-place prize and 1,140 Card Player Player of the Year points, catapulting him into 80th place in the overall standings.

“For me, this was the highlight. I came over here specifically to play three pot-limit Omaha events,” said Jachtmann. “It was a dream just to make the final table of the $10,000 event, and now I won the championship. It’s unbelievable. Pot-limit Omaha, I played for many years, and it is the game that I play almost every day in cash games in Germany. This is my best game, for sure.”

Although Jachtmann is not a full-time professional, he has been playing the poker for two decades, and also publishes a poker magazine for the German speaking market, where he believes that the public is becoming more and more accepting of poker.

“Definitely [poker] is regarded more and more as a skill game… and it there are no more bad feelings about poker anymore. It’s a mind sport, and this is why I think it will stay for a long time.”

Jachtmann had to overcome a tough field of 293 players, with a number of notables making deep runs to the final day including John Kabbaj (13th – $33,794), Sammy Farha (11th – $43,076), Ville Wahlbeck (10th – $43,076), Jason Mercier (8th – $72,132), Andy Seth (5th – $165,665) and eventual runner-up Andrew Brown (2nd – $408,393).

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Jan Peter Jachtmann $661,000 1140
2 Andrew Brown $408,393 950
3 Steven Silverman $299,960 760
4 Micah Smith $222,044 570
5 Andy Seth $165,665 475
6 Benjamin Sage $124,600 380
7 Nikolai Yakovenko $94,422 285
8 Jason Mercier $72,132 190
9 Joe Kushner $55,525 95