Kilian Kramer tonight won €68,200 in Event #28 beating a tough six-handed final table. Kramer is an easy figure to pick out in a crowd. Not only is he a tall guy but, handy if your eyesight is lacking, he’s easy to find given his deep booming voice. Up close and personal in a six-handed table tournament he must cut a dominating figure. Kramer final tabled two side events at EPT Barcelona, winning one outright for €18,000. This is signifcantly the largest score of his live poker career and against some first class opposition.
Salman Behbehani has racked up $1,354,815 in winnings, Martin Finger has an EPT title as does Team PokerStars Pro Mickey Petersen, Michael ‘SirWatts’ Watson is an online legend and Rocco Palumbo – the name you’re least likely to have heard of – won a WSOP bracelet this summer. It was not an easy line-up, that’s putting it softly. If Kramer fired a warning shot in Barcelona then he was aiming to wound this time round and you can expect him to shoot to kill in a big title tournament sooner rather than later.
Event #28, 11 October
Game: NLHE six-max turbo
Prize pool: €184,300
1. Kilian Kramer, German, €68,200
2. Salman Behbehani, Kuwait, €44,200
3. Martin Finger, German, €25,800
4. Mickey Petersen, Denmark, €18,400
5. Rocco Palumbo, Italy, €14,700
6. Michael Watson, Canada, €13,000
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.