Phillip Hartmann Wins Velden ‘EM Main Event for €150,000

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Phillip Hartmann Wins Velden ‘EM Main Event for €150,000
30 Jul

Four days of intense battle ended in the Casino Velden last night with a new European Main Event Champion crowned, Phillip Hartmann capturing the €150,000 top prize in a final table shootout which saw Intertops Poker qualifier Peter Gal finish in 9th spot.

The €625,000 prizefund saw 28 players leaving the ‘Monte Carlo of the Alps’ better off, Hungarian youngster Gal himself more than doubling his (admittedly short lifetime) earnings with a €15,600 payday – a great return on his Intertops Poker satellite entry of $100.

With Kings Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik taking down the Super High Roller, and many other championships and side events decided over the 2 weeks of play, our roving reporter Rikard Aberg caught up with Niklas Sattler, the Poker Manager for Casino Austria - which owns twelve casinos around the country.

Live poker in Austria, the winter tournament in Seefeld and a quick look ahead to next year’s Velden ‘EM festival were all up for discussion as yet another hugely successful Austrian alpine poker adventure came to an end…

Main Event final results

1Philipp Hartmann
2Herbert Gottsbacher
3Daniel Prior
4Daniel Studer
5Scary Badger
6Simon Löfberg
7Florian Maurer
8Walter Matura
9Peter Gal
Follow the full event here.

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