Andrei Berinov Wins Main Event to Capture 2nd WSOP Circuit Ring and €83,350 in HC Rotterdam
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He started the day as the chip leader and he finished the day with all the chips. Andrei Berinov has taken down the World Series of Poker International Circuit Main Event in Holland Casino Rotterdam for a first-place prize of €83,350, his second WSOP Circuit Ring, and a seat for the Global Casino Championship worth $10,000.
Moscow's Berinov defeated Erik de Jong heads-up in the tournament that attracted 495 entries for a total prize pool of €475,200 prize pool, setting a new record for the Dutch casino. Berinov’s previous highest cash was worth $90,000 when he took down the Colossus in Sochi Casino during the WSOPC there in July. With the current conversion rate, this has surpassed his biggest win. Berinov has been playing poker for four years, both live and online, but favors the live circuit.
“I’m happy to win my second ring, it’s nice!” Berinov commented — with some help of his friend, Kirill Denisenko — after all the formalities had concluded. Asked if he was going to the Master Classic of Poker in Amsterdam straight after, he said: "No, I’m going home first, I haven’t been home since the World Series of Europe in Rozvadov! In December I will either play in Sochi or Prague."
WSOP International Circuit Main Event Holland Casino Rotterdam Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
|2||Erik de Jong||Netherlands||€55,551||$61,433|
Another Deep Run for Reard
The day kicked off with 12 hopefuls remaining, where Max Dieleman, Viorel Roscovan, and Jimmy van der Want became the three players to miss out on the final table. The nine remaining players were redrawn onto the final table and sent on a break while the final table was being set up. Once it was time, the players were introduced to the whole poker area with a walk on and accompanying fitting music to prepare for battle.
Samet Giral was the first player to leave the final table, followed up by Alexandre Reard who came fresh off a victory in the high roller. After doubling up Meian Pan, Reard ran his ace-king into her aces and got no help. Following up on the €55,727 and second WSOP Circuit Ring for winning the high roller, he added another cash to his resume to take him to over the $2.5M in lifetime winnings mark (according to The Hendon Mob).
Champagne Bottles for Russia
Mustafa Biz first doubled De Jong up, then Marti, and then lost his last three big blinds to Berinov. Marti found his Waterloo against De Jong when he four-bet shoved with ace-ten and got called with ace-queen. Berinov and De Jong dominated the top of the chip counts and never let go.
After the dinner break, Messina was halted when he found pocket sevens and four-bet shoved into the ace-king of De Jong. The king on the turn sent the Italian player to the rail in fifth place. Majid Bozakraft then fell to Berinov a mere five minutes later with jack-ten versus ace-eight. Pan mainly let the boys battle it out amongst themselves but she was bleeding chips. In the end, she shoved her last chips in with king-trey suited and got looked up by both of her opponents. A bet of De Jong on the four-nine-jack-ace board got Berinov out of the way. De Jong’s top pair left Pan drawing dead.
This brought the heads-up that was looming for hours. Heads-up started with De Jong in the lead but with very even stacks. With almost 250 big blinds in play, it lasted almost two hours. Berinov quickly claimed the chip lead after a strong start from De Jong and didn’t look back from it.
After building up to a 6:1 lead, Berinov and De Jong played their final hand where the latter shoved the river with a turned two pair. Unlucky for him, Berinov had rivered a higher two pair and called to win the tournament on the spot. The Russian rail celebrated with Berinov and the Dutch rail commiserated with De Jong. The champagne bottles were popped, glasses were raised, winner photos were taken, and money was awarded.
This concludes the PokerNews coverage of the WSOP International Circuit Main Event in Rotterdam. The live reporting team will be back next week to bring you all the action from the Master Classics of Poker Main Event in Amsterdam so make sure to return!