When play concluded it was 18-year-old Michael "Timex" McDonald who won the PokerStars EPT German Open and its first prize of 933,600 Euros. The German crowd was pleased with seeing Andreas Gülünay and Torsten Haase finishing second and third, respectively. This is a wrap from Casino Hohensyburg in Dortmund. PokerNews.com's live coverage of the EPT will return in two weeks, when the tour moves on to Copenhagen, Denmark.
Timex raises pre-flop to 80k and Andreas calls. The flop comes , Andreas checks, Timex bet 120k, Andreas raises to 300k and Timex calls. The turn is the ; Andreas bets 300k and Timex calls. The river comes and Andreas goes all-in into the 1.4 million pot and Timex calls, holding . Andreas has and he finishes second in this year's PokerStars EPT German Open. The winner is 18-year-old Michael "Timex" McDonald from Toronto, Canada.
Andreas raises pre-flop and Timex calls. The flop comes and both players check. The turn is , check-check. The river is , Andreas goes all-in and Timex folds.
In the following hand Andreas bets on the flop again and takes down another pot. In the third hand, Andreas bets out pre-flop and wins his third hand in a row. Andreas is now up to 1.5 million and Timex has 2.6 million.
The two remaining players, Andreas Gülünay and Michael "Timex" McDonald, took some time away from the table before heads-up began to have a friendly chat. A lot of money is at stake as the winner will get €933,000 and the runner-up €522,000.
We have reached heads-up play in Dortmund and Andreas Gülünay has 1.1 million in chips against Michael "Timex" McDonald, who has just over 3 million. In a couple of minutes the final battle will begin.
Torsten Haase raises pre-flop and both McDonald and Gülünay call. The flop comes , McDonald goes all-in and Haase calls. McDonald has and Haase has . McDonald is ahead with a pair of queens over Haase's pair of fives. The turn is and the river is , and Haase is eliminated in third place earning €307,000.
Michael 'Timex' McDonald raises to 75k pre-flop, Diego Perez re-raises all in and Timex calls with . Perez shows and the flop comes , the turn is and the river is . McDonald's pair of deuces wins the monster pot. Diego Perez is eliminated in fourth place, earning €234,200. McDonald is the new chip leader with 1,683,000 in chips, ahead of Torsten Haase on 1,224,000 and Andreas Gülünay on 1,199,000.