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Andrei Berinov Wins Main Event to Capture 2nd WSOP Circuit Ring and €83,350 in HC Rotterdam

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Andrei Berinov wins WSOP International Circuit Main Event Holland Casino Rotterdam

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 the 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 which set a new record for the beautiful casino here in the Netherlands to create a whopping €475,200 prize pool. Berinov’s previous highest cash was worth $90,000 when he took down the Colossus in the Sochi Casino during the WSOPC there in July. With the current conversion rate, this has surpassed his biggest win.

“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 that came with winning a tournament. When asked if he was going to the Master Classic of Poker, he said the following: “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.”

Berinov has been playing poker for four years, live and online but has mainly focused on the live circuit of the poker world. With the win in Sochi and a sixth-place finish in the Bounty Hunter in Rozvadov, Berinov has been performing well in the Circuit events. Who knows what else he’ll manage to win this year?

WSOP International Circuit Main Event Holland Casino Rotterdam Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (EUR)Prize (USD)
1Andrei BerinovRussia€83,350$92,176
2Erik de JongNetherlands€55,551$61,433
3Meian PanChina€39,679$43,881
4Majid BozakraftNetherlands€30,508$33,738
5Renato MessinaItaly€23,332$25,803
6Francisco MartiNetherlands€17,772$19,654
7Mustafa BizTurkey€13,543$14,977
8Alexandre ReardFrance€10,312$11,404
9Samet GiralNetherlands€7,888$8,723

Start of the Day

Twelve players returned to the table at 1 p.m. for what would be twenty minutes of fast and furious action. Max Dieleman was first to fall when he ran his pocket queens into the ace-king of Day 1a chip leader, Renato Messina who flopped two pair immediately. Viorel Roscovan ran his pocket eights into the ace-ten of Berinov. The ten on the flop sent the Romanian player home in eleventh place. '

It then became time for chips to move around a lot, Jimmy van der Want first doubled through Francisco Marti. Then De Jong doubled through Van der Want, then Marti doubled back up through him. Van der Want then stayed alive when he ran his queen-six into the kings of De Jong the first time but the second time Van der Want held jack-five and De Jong had kings again. This time the local player got no help of the board as he busted in tenth place.

Jimmy van der Want
Rotterdam's own Jimmy van der Want finished as the final table bubble

The Final Table

The nine remaining players were redrawn onto the final table and then sent for 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 fitting music so they could start the battle to the win. Samet Giral was the first player to leave the final table when he check-shoved with his flopped top pair and was called by Berinov who had two pair. The two pair held to give Berinov an even bigger chip lead.

Only a few minutes later it was Alexandre Reard who had to go. After he had doubled up Meian Pan, he ran his ace-king into her aces and got no help. After winning the High Roller two days ago for €55,727 and his second WSOP Circuit Ring, he now added another cash to his resume to take him to over the $2.5 million mark according to The Hendon Mob.

Alexandre Reard
Alexandre Reard finished in 8th place for €10,312 after winning the High Roller earlier this week

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.

Meian Pan
Meian Pan finished in 3rd place for €39,679


Heads-up actually started with De Jong in the lead but with very even stacks. With almost 250 big blinds in play, it lasted almost two hours. Even though De Jong started strong, Berinov quickly claimed the chip lead back and didn’t look back. A combination of better cards, hitting the board better and picking the rights spots got Berinov into an almost 6:1 chip lead. In the end, De Jong shoved on the river when the board read queen-seven-jack-trey-five with the turned two pair. Unlucky for him, Berinov had rivered the higher two pair to end the tournament.

Erik de Jong
Erik de Jong scores his biggest cash ever by finishing as the runner-up for €55,551

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 Masters Classics of Poker Main Event in Amsterdam so make sure to return then!

Tags: Alexandre ReardAndrei BerinovErik de JongFrancisco MartiJimmy van der WantKirill DenisenkoMajid BozakraftMax DielemanMeian PanMustafa BizRenato MessinaSamet GiralViorel Roscovan