After day four of the European Poker Tour Berlin Main Event there are only seventeen players left in the hunt for the title and the first place prize of € 880,000.
Hometown hero Roman Herold is currently the chip leader and holds a massive 4,485,000 in chips.
Herold won a massive pot against former chip-leader Aku Joentausta and continued to add to his monster chip stack throughout the night.
No matter where he finishes Herold will improve on his previous best tournament payday of € 20,000 that he won for finishing thirty-fifth in the European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event.
Herold’s closest rival is Russian Dashgyn Aliev who currently has 3,931,000 in chips.
Aliev won the biggest pot of the day when he took down 1.6 million in chips and eliminated Colin Moffat and Daniel Reijmer.
Khiem Nguyen is one of the most experienced players remaining in the tournament and is currently sitting in third position with a chip stack of 2,788,000.
Nguyen has had previous success on the European Poker Tour, winning the € 1,000 Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy during the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo, and has been a consistent performer on the tournament circuit.
The biggest name remaining in the tournament is Olivier Busquet who is in fourteenth position with 736,000 in chips.
Busquet would desperately love to win this tournament to make up for his disappointment after finishing second the Main Event of the European Poker Tour Campione last year.
The New York native has been in good form so far in 2013 and has cashed in the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure, World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open, Big Stax Poker Series and the Card Player Poker Tour.
Play resumes later today and will continue until a final table of eight players is reached.
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Vanessa Selbst won the 2013 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller Event to become the winningest female player in tournament poker history.
Selbst outlasted the star-studded field to take home $1,424,420 – the second biggest score of her poker career.
Selbst was delighted to have defeated such a stacked final table and claim the tournament.
“It feels really, really great to win a High Roller event,” Selbst said.
“This was probably the toughest final table that I have ever played at so to be able to come out on top is a really special and amazing feeling.”
Selbst said she was extremely proud to become the highest earning female player in live tournament poker history and hoped that she was a role-model for female poker players from around the world.
“Hopefully this shows that women are succeeding at this,” Selbst said.
“There are plenty of women that are succeeding at this the same rate that men are.
“I didn’t start that long ago, I am still pretty young and there is still plenty of room for women to get involved in this game, get really good at it and beat all the guys I guess.”
Selbst recently got engaged and said a portion of her winnings will definitely be going to her wedding budget.
“It’s funny because I was deep in the Pot Limit Omaha tournament here and it was $120,000 for first so I joked that if I made the final table we would gamble on the wedding budget,” Selbst said.
“If I won it would be $120,00 but if I came 8th it would be $13,00 but she didn’t really like that idea.
“Then I made the final of this tournament and she wanted to make the gamble again but I’m not sure that I can afford a $1.8 Million wedding.”
Selbst is expected to join many other leading professional poker players at the 2013 Aussie Millions.
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