2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo

€10,000 High Roller
Days: 3

Benny Spindler Wins EPT Sanremo €10,000 High Roller (€253,000)!

Level 24 : 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Champion Benny Spindler
Champion Benny Spindler

The 2012 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Sanremo €10,000 High Roller has wrapped up, and emerging victorious was Benny Spindler to add to his EPT trophy case.

This victory marks Spindler's second EPT High Roller title, and third EPT title. He won the EPT Tallinn High Roller in 2011, and he also won the EPT London Main Event that same year. To claim this title, Spindler had to defeat a very tough final table, and endure a five-hour heads-up match with second-place finisher Keven Stammen.

Spindler began the day second in chips to Joel Nordkvist, but the Swede wound up finishing in third place. When the final duel began, Spindler held the chip lead with 3.409 million in chips to Stammen's 791,000.

After some battling back from Stammen, followed by a double up, the two were much closer to even and talks of a deal surfaced. After some jockeying of the numbers, the two agreed to do a deal where Spindler would take €223,000, Stammen would take €200,000, and then there was €30,000 left for the winner. Well, that winner wound up being Spindler to give him a total score of €253,000.

On the final hand, Stammen moved all in with the {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} — a very good hand for heads-up play — but Spindler had picked up the mother of all hands with the {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}. He even had Stammen's suits dominated. The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} to eliminate Stammen and give Spindler the title.

For his win, Spindler earned €253,000, the gorgeous trophy and the magnificent Shamballa Jewells bracelet.

Final Table Results

1Benny Spindler€253,000
2Keven Stammen€200,000
3Joel Nordkvist€98,500
4Joseph Cheong€74,100
5Kent Roed€57,600
6Philipp Gruissem€41,200
7Igor Kurganov€32,900
8Igor Yaroshevskyy€24,700

Tags: Benny Spindler