EPT German Open champion: Andreas Hoivold

by Simon Young

Norway’s Andreas Hoivold has beaten Christiano Blanco heads up in the very first hand. The Italian moved all in for his last 400,000 with 9-10 offsuit, instantly called by Hoivold. The Q-Q in his hands explained his quick decision. The flop was Q-A-8, giving Blanco some hope of a straight if a jack fell. But the turn was another 8 and the river a K.

Blanco pockets €380,000 for second, a fantastic effort, but Hoivold takes the cream – €672,000 to be precise.

We’ll have a full final table report for you shortly.

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