EPT Dortmund: Germany takes the lead
Sebastian Ruthenberg has come from nowhere to take the lead in his home EPT in Germany. After winning an earlier big race with Andreas Hoivold, he then took a huge pot off Gunnar Rabe.
On a board showing A-4-10-8-5 with FOUR spades, Ruthenberg, a PokerStars frequent player point qualifier, had a set of eights (no spades) and Rabe Q-10 for a pair (no spades). Somewhere along the line, the pot had grown to about 2.5 million. Rabe is now the short-stack on about 400,000, Christiano Blanco is on 800,000.