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Michael Schulze Wins EPT Polish Open

German Share Trader Wins Over $600,000 in Warsaw


After 11 hours of play, 40-year-old German share trader Michael Schulze won the European Poker Tour Polish Open in Warsaw yesterday, seeing off 358 others on his way to taking down the $609,782 first prize.

The €5,750 buy-in event created a prize pool of more than €2 million, and Schulze eventually triumphed over Portuguese pro Ricardo Sousa when his A-6 managed to overtake Sousa’s pocket sevens. Sousa, a 30-year-old father of one from Oporto, collected €345,779.

Norwegian Trond Erik Eidsvig, who was on his third final table of EPT season four, exited in eight place, and was one ofMichael Schulze wins EPT Polish Open four PokerStars qualifiers among the final nine.

The place and payouts at the final table were:

  1. Michael Schulze (Germany) — €609,782
  2. Ricardo Sousa (Portugal) — €345,543
  3. Mathias Viberg (Sweden) — €203,261
  4. Mehdi Ouakhir (France) — €152,445 
  5. Christian Oman (Sweden) — €123,989
  6. Juan Maceiras (Spain) — €97,565
  7. Niclas Svensson (Sweden) — €77,239
  8. Trond Erik Eidsvig (Norway) — €56,913
  9. Dan Woolson (USA) — €34,554

Schulze also picked up a seat at the EPT grand final in Monte Carlo next month. Check for satellites into the grand final, as well as the upcoming EPT event in San Remo.

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