EPT9 Berlin: Marcel Luske wins again, pockets €32,000 in €1k PLO

The resurgent Marcel Luske is continuing his fine run of form with yet another EPT side event win, his third of the season. Add that onto a recent Sunday Warm-Up win and you've got to ask yourself what Luske has done to change his game. It's a question we're going to put to him when we get a chance. Just don't expect a short answer, the Flying Dutchman can talk for the Netherlands.

EPT Sanremo runner-up Jason Lavallee, who won €538,089 in Italy, picked up another podium finish for €12,700 leaving Luske and Carsten Joh to carve out a deal. Luske took top honours and the biggest slice of the prize pool, €32,000 to be precise. EPT Prague champ Ramzi Jelassi also made the final table.

EPT9 Berlin, event #21
Date: 23-24 April 2013
Buy-in: €1,100
Game: PLO
Players: 119
Prize pool: €115,430


Marcel Luske

1. Marcel Luske, Netherlands, Team Pro, €32,000
2. Carsten Joh, Germany, €28,000
3. Jason Lavallee, Canada, €12,700
4. Hermenegildas Zilys, Lithuania, €10,100
5. Filip Szpak, Poland, €7,800
6. Michel Leibgorin, France, €5,770
7. Ramzi Jelassi, Sweden, €4,600
8. Glen Cymbaluk, Canada, €3,460
9. Igor Ilic, Germany, €2,900
10. Ylva Kim Thorsrud, Norway, €2,900
11. Gerd Alexander Eichinger, Germany, €2,600
12. Sven Ruemcker, Germany, €2,600

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