Tournament Tracker: Results From Berlin, Beau, Seville, and Sydney

Michael Kanaan is the latest ANZPT Champ (Photo courtesy of PokerStars Blog)
Michael Kanaan is the latest ANZPT Champ (Photo courtesy of PokerStars Blog/Kirsty Chick)

After Friday’s events, tracking live tournament results around the world suddenly takes on greater importance. With limited options for US players in the online poker realm, expect to see bigger numbers in the prize pool and entrants columns in the coming weeks. These results come from prior to poker’s Black Friday though.

There has been no word whether the PokerStars seizure will affect the European Poker Tour, but the side results from Berlin are still trickling in. The results for the High Roller event are still unavailable, but we do have results from a couple of smaller buy-in No Limit Hold’em events with huge prize pools, including a €2,000 buy-in tournament that generated over $715,000 in prize money. That tournament was taken down by William Hurtado, who earned €116,200 for his efforts. That final table also included Anton Wigg and Andrew Teng. Juha Helppi also found himself in the winner’s circle in Berlin, taking down the Heads-Up Event.

Down under, the ANZPT Sydney Main Event drew 393 runners with Michael Kanaan of Australia ending on top and pocketing nearly AUD$200,000. The final table was full of locals, with seven Aussies, a New Zealander, and a lone Yank in the form of Mike Stecker.  The top nine also included Jay “SEABEAST” Kinkade, who was the most experienced pro at the table, but also the first player out in ninth place.

If you look at the results from the Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and the Beau Rivage Spring Break Poker Classic main events, you’ll see small fields of 56 and 140 respectively.  Even with the 140-person field, Paul Odum still earned a solid $89,630 for winning the event.  If the poker community’s predictions are correct, you will see much bigger numbers than that when the four-figure buy-in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown preliminary events get underway this week.

Next week, we’ll have some of those Florida results as well as the Main Event of the LAPT stop in Lima.

Here are some major tournament results from around the world from the last couple of weeks:

ANZPT Sydney $2,000 + $200 buy-in Main Event (buy-in and prize money listed is in AUD)
Prize Pool: AUD$786,000
Entrants: 393

1st: Michael Kanaan – $195,714
2nd: Luis Arrilucea – $124,581
3rd: Andy Lee – $69,168
4th: John Karroobee – $54,234
5th: Alex Lee – $432,30
6th: Stevan Chew – $35,370
7th: AJ Bertenshaw – $27,510
8th: Mike Stecker – $21,615
9th: Jay Kinkade – $15,720

GSOP Seville $3,000 + $300 buy-in Main Event
Prize Pool: €402,010
Entrants: 190

1st: Anders Henriksson €93,130
2nd: Kevin Thurston €58,400
3rd: Sylvain Viollin €41,080
4th: Redmond Toth €32,220
5th: Carlos Batista Rodriges €24,970
6th: Janos Nemeth €18,520
7th: Robert Eriksson €14,900
8th: Juha Mantyla €12,480
9th: Join Jouhkimainen €10,080

Hollywood Poker Open $1,500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Event
Prize Pool: $81,480
Entrants: 56

1st: Nicholas Depalma – $29,129
2nd: Allen Baker – $18,740
3rd: Nick Jivkov – $12,018
4th: Tuan Le – $8,759
5th: Bret Bowers – $6,926
6th: Kenton New – $5,908

EPT Berlin €2,000 + €150 No Limit Hold’em
Prize Pool: €496,100
Entrants: 248

1st: William Hurtado – €116,200
2nd: Luke Marsh – €90,000
3rd: Andrew Moseley – €70,000
4th: Anton Wigg – €55,000
5th: Michael Alf – €30,750
6th: Jon Spinks – €24,300
7th: Andrew Teng – €19,350
8th: Orpen Kiscacikoglu – €13,900

EPT Berlin €3,000 + €200 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em
Prize Pool: €48,000
Entrants: 16

1st:Juha Helppi – €21,600*
2nd: David Sonelin – €14,400*
3rd: Thomer Pidun – €6,000
4th: Berthold Winz – €6,000

* denotes heads-up deal

Beau Rivage Spring Break Poker Classic $2,100 buy-in Main Event
Prize Pool: $271,600
Entrants: 140

1st: Paul Odum – $89,630
2nd: Mark Rose – $49,431
3rd: Frank Alpandinar – $27,160
4th: Brian Senie – $21,728
5th: Calvin Belton – $16,296
6th: Fred Sigur – $13,580
7th: Mike Dang – $10,864
8th: James Arruebarena – $8,148
9th: Clint Schafer – $5,432

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