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Eureka Hamburg 2024 ran from Monday, July 1 through to Sunday, July 7.

Kokhestani takes down Main Event for €110K

Khossein Kokhestani

Khossein Kokhestani has triumphed in the Eureka Poker Tour Hamburg Main Event, taking home €110,070 and the coveted trophy. The Ukrainian entered the final table fifth in chips but navigated his way to the title after defeating Denmark’s Nicklas Dehli heads up.

The €1,100 Main Event received 615 entries and created a prize pool of €584,250, with a min-cash of €1,750 (87 players left with at least that amount). Three Power Path Silver Pass winners cashed the event — Heiko Fiehn, Mike Schmidt and Mick Wittig — while a further eight PokerStars online qualifiers made the money.

We must give a shout out to Rens Buijs, a popular member for Felix “xflixx” Schneiders’ GRND Community and a live-stream commentator. He finished ninth in the Main for €10,610!

MAIN EVENT FINAL TABLE PAYOUTS

1 – Khossein Kokhestani, Ukraine – €110,070
2 – Nicklas Dehli, Denmark – €68,750
3 – Stan Van Dijk, Netherlands – €49,110
4 – Simone Demasi, Italy – €37,780
5 – Sergej Schuhmacher, Germany – €29,060
6 – Jonas Stechbarth, Germany – €22,350
7 – Tim Werner, Germany – €17,190
8 – Timo Schmiedeke – €13,230
9 – Rens Buijs – €10,610

SCHNEIDERS DENIED HIGH ROLLER TITLE

Speaking of Felix “xflixx” Schneiders, the PokerStars Team Pro came agonisingly close to capturing his maiden major live title.

Having battled his way through almost all of the 109-entry field, Schneiders fell to Min-Guk Kim after a lengthy heads-up battle and a deal was made. Both players locked up €43,510 but decided to play on for €2,000 and the trophy, and the back-and-forth ultimately went Kim’s way.

With a prize pool of €207,100, this event was much bigger than last year’s edition (86 entries, €163,400 prize pool).

HIGH ROLLER FINAL RESULTS

1- Min-Guk Kim, Germany – €45,510
2 – Felix Schneiders, Germany, PokerStars Team Pro – €43,510
3 – Floris Pop, Germany – €24,930
4 – Frederik Thiemer, Germany – €19,180
5 – Vitalii Peiko, Ukraine – €14,750
6 – Thorben Vellrath, Germany – €11,350

GRND DEEPSTACK SPECIAL SELLS OUT BEFORE PLAY BEGINS!

As you’d expect from a PokerStars festival, Eureka Hamburg had a fantastic schedule of side events available to players, and none proved more popular than the fun and affordable €170 buy-in GRND Deepstack Special.

The event was so popular that registration was forced to close before play began as there simply wasn’t enough space to seat all of the attendees who wished to play. To prevent long waits, the casino made the decision the night before to operate a lottery system for alternates, with players invited to register their interest an hour before play began and successful alternates’ names were then drawn at random when seats became available.

The community-led event — the first of its kind at an Eureka stop — received 218 total entries, although that number would have been much higher had there been space.

A great time was had by all

In addition to the regular prizepool, players were treated to various extra added goodies, including a €1,100 PokerStars regional event entry for the winner, plus two more €1,100 tickets to be won in an exclusive Flipout for holders of GRND chips (awarded to players who have been interviewed on the stream), among other surprises.

Following a four-way deal, Patrick Lorenz was declared the victor and presented with the trophy, and thus ended this year’s highly successful Eureka Poker Tour Hamburg.

EUREKA HAMBURG RESULTS

hamburg deal

Scheiders and Kim make a deal

In other side event news, Martin Salih took down the €330 Cup event for €21,710 following a three-way deal.

Take a look at all results from Eureka Hamburg here.

PLAYER ACTIVITIES AT EUREKA HAMBURG

Attendees after an aweome boat tour

Off the felt, players were treated to a variety of fun activities and delicious complimentary delights over the week.

These included:

  • Welcome Brunch: July 3, 13:00-15:00 at Casino Schenefeld
  • Hamburg Comedy Boat Tour: July 4, 11.30am-14:00 at Landungsbrücken
  • RCADIA GMGZN: July 5, 12:00-15:00
  • Bingo: July 7, 13:00
  • EURO 2024: all games were shown in the tournament area, and players were invited to join our predictions game before every match

PHOTOS FROM RCADIA GMGZN

PHOTOS FROM THE COMEDY BOAT TOUR

PHOTOS FROM WELCOME BRUNCH

ABOUT EUREKA HAMBURG

After a successful showing in 2023, the Eureka Poker Tour will once again make its way to Hamburg in North Germany, returning to the iconic Casino Schenefeld for a week of poker action.

The festival runs from Monday, July 1 through to Sunday, July 2 and boasts everything you’d expect from a PokerStars regional tour: a juicy €1,100 Main Event, a €2,200 High Roller, a €330 Cup, and plenty of other side events and cash games to keep you entertained.

It doesn’t matter how experienced you are or how big your bankroll is, you’re sure to find events for you. 

One such side event will be hosted by PokerStars Ambassador, Felix Schneiders, who is inviting his GRND community to meet up, join in and share in the game they love – an event for recreational players of all abilities to come and get involved.

The atmosphere at events in Hamburg is always fantastic – don’t miss it this summer.

Direct satellites will be available on PokerStars and players can also win their way there through Power Path. 

Event: Eureka Hamburg
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Venue: Casino Schenefeld
Dates: July 1-7, 2024

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