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German Wins Irish Winter Poker Festival Main Event

Tim Hartmann Takes Down €100,000 In Dublin After Pipping Pole


Tim Hartmann courtesy of paddypowerpoker & Danny MaxwellGermany has a new poker champion today in the form of Tim Hartmann who took down the Irish Winter Festival main event at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin this past weekend.

Hatmann had to battle a tenacious final table of 12 hours including three of them heads up before he could collect the €100,000 top prize. En route to his victory he busted local favourites Jay O’Toole and Ronan Gilligan while English pro Julian Thew laid down a sustained attack but fell just short.

It was down to Polish player Patryk Pietnoczko to try and thwart Hartmann and despite being 6:1 down in chips he almost pulled it off pulling level and then taking a 2:1 lead before Hartmann turned the tables again and went back into a 6:1 advantage.

He wasn’t for losing it this time and finished Pietnoczko off with the blinds at 40,000/80,000 when both players were dealt an ace and the chips went in the middle preflop. Hartmann came from behind hitting a four on the flop to give his A-4 the lead over Pietnoczko’s A-8.

Patryk Pietnoczko not only picked up €56,500 for his valiant effort but also one of six Irish Open 2013 packages awarded by to the six online qualifiers – the Six Survivors – who lasted longest in the event.

The final table payouts were:
1: Tim Hartmann – €100,000
2: Patryk Pietnoczko – €56,500
3: Ronan Gilligan – €35,000
4: Julian Thew – €28,350
5: Marc McDonnell – €22,300
6: Jay O’Toole – €18,300
7: Daniele Nestola – €14,400
8: Ahmed Eydan – €11,400
9: Trevor Dineen – €8,400

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