Sebastian Ghor tonight won the €990 ‘Win the button’ tournament beating Dmitry Grishin heads-up and avoiding EPT regular Martin Jacobson in third. The German, who lives in Brighton, UK, qualified for the main event online, failed to cash in that but scored a solid result in this new variant. A win’s a win (which also gets you a button in this game).
‘Win the button’ tournaments operate a simple rule: the winner of the last pot has the button. It favours aggressive play and players like that to play the rush. High stakes cash game player Ghor was, tonight at least, the most aggressive.
Game: NLHE ‘Win the button’
Prize pool: €61,983
1. Sebastian Ghor, Germany, €21,700
2. Dmitry Grishin, Russia, €13,600
3. Martin Jacobson, Sweden, €8,100
4. Izak Muday, Turkey, €5,900
5. Nikolay Tsanev, Bulgaria, €4,350
6. Mats Eriksson, Sweden, €3,100
7. Enver Abduraimov, Ukraine, €2,770
8. Jose Carlos Garcia, Poland, €2,463
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.