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Makarios Avramidis Wins 2015 World Series of Poker Europe €2,200 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'Em Event

Greek Earns Gold Bracelet And €105,000 For The Win

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The first ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet won in Germany was awarded today.

Makarios Avramidis topped a field of 197 players in the kickoff event of the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe, held for the first time ever at the Spielbank Berlin casino. Avramidis took down the €2,200 no-limit hold’em six-max event to win his first WSOP title and the €105,000 first-place prize.

Avramidis overcame a tough final table that included the likes of two-time World Poker Tour main event champion Marvin Rettenmaier (6th – $19,014) and British poker superstar Stephen Chidwick (4th – $37,029).

In the end it came down to a heads-up battle between Avramidis and Germany’s Frederic Schwarzer, with Schwarzer starting with a 2-to-1 chip advantage. In just over an hour Avramidis was able to overtake the lead and then seal the deal.

In the final hand he raised to 125,000 from the button and Schwarzer three-bet all-in for just under 350,000. Avramidis made the call with the AHeart Suit6Club Suit and was in the lead against Schwarzer’s KDiamond Suit9Heart Suit. The board ran out ADiamond Suit10Club Suit4Heart Suit4Spade Suit9Diamond Suit to secure the pot and the title for Avramidis.

Schwarzer was sent to the rail as the runner up, earning €64,930 ($73,751 USD) for his second-place showing.

There are still nine bracelets to be awarded at the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe. Make sure to stay tuned to Card Player as we bring you ongoing coverage of the series in the coming weeks.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Makarios Avramidis $119,264 336
2 Frederic Schwarzer $73,751 280
3 Paul Michaelis $52,090 224
4 Stephen Chidwick $37,029 168
5 Rick Alvarado $26,477 140
6 Marvin Rettenmaier $19,014 112

Photo courtesy of WSOP.