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Mohamed Samri wins Estrellas Main Event for 353 220

Mohamed Samri wins Estrellas Main Event for €353,220

A whopping 3,447 players entered the €1,100 No-Limit Hold' em Estrellas Main Event, creating a total price pool of €3,343,590. Nine of those players returned on the final day, all chasing the prestigious trophy and complemented price money.

 

The chipcounts at the start were as follows:

Seat

Player

Chips

Seat 1

Chris Moorman

20.550.000

Seat 2

Nicholas Newport

5.300.000

Seat 3

Jean-Marc Bellini

6.225.000

Seat 4

Teunis Kooij

17.900.000

Seat 5

Mohamed Samri

4.825.000

Seat 6

Daniel Wilson

8.675.000

Seat 7

Lars Farstad

6.175.000

Seat 8

Jerome Brion

9.990.000

Seat 9

Marius Enebakk

6.300.000

 

 

Wilson was the first to bust, his ace-queen were no good against Newport's ace-king. Kooij delivered the next knock out, he won the flip with ace-queen against Farstad's pocket 9's to eliminate him in eighth place, good for €62,300. It was again Kooij taking care of the next player to bust, Kooij spiked a queen on the turn when his was up against Brion's . Moorman busted Bellini (sixth, €125,450) and Enebakk (fifth, €163,800) shortly after eachother, so players were suddenly down to four.

 

 

Kooij decided it was his turn again to knock a player out, his turned out the strongest against Newport's on a board of . Not long after it was Moorman's turn to leave the felt, he got all his chips in the middle with pocket 6's against Kooij's Q's and didn't improve, earning himself €241,300 for third place.

 

Kooij and Samri decided to make a deal, where Kooij took the biggest chunk, €372,060, opposed to Samri's €341,220, with €12,000 left to play for. Kooij started heads-up play with a 2:1 chiplead, but the tables were turned when he doubled Samri with 2's against ace-queen. Ten minutes later the tournament was concluded when Kooij had all his chips in the middle with against Samri's when the board ran out . Samri won the trophy and the extra €12,000, while Kooij had to settle for second (even though he won more money).

 

The payouts:

Place

Player

Country

Price

1

Mohamed Samri

France

€353.220

2

Teunis Kooij

The Netherlands

€372.060

3

Chris Moorman

UK

€241.300

4

Nicholas Newport

Ireland

€202.420

5

Marius Enebakk

Norway

€163.800

6

Jean-Marc Bellini

Swiss

€125.450

7

Jerome Brion

France

€87.350

8

Lars Farstad

Norway

€62.300

9

Daniel Wilson

Ireland

€45.980

 

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