Sebastian Ruthenberg has come from nowhere to take the lead in his home EPT in Germany. After winning an earlier big race with Andreas Hoivold, he then took a huge pot off Gunnar Rabe.

On a board showing A-4-10-8-5 with FOUR spades, Ruthenberg, a PokerStars frequent player point qualifier, had a set of eights (no spades) and Rabe Q-10 for a pair (no spades). Somewhere along the line, the pot had grown to about 2.5 million. Rabe is now the short-stack on about 400,000, Christiano Blanco is on 800,000.

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