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Some poker players can go through their entire career without ever experiencing the joy of winning a tournament, especially a live poker tournament, but Andrej Desset has managed to win two major live partypoker events in the space of three weeks.

Three weeks ago, Desset outlasted a field of 2,594 players to become the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Austria champion. On May 1, Desset did the unthinkable and topped a guarantee-busting crowd of 2,898 hopefuls to be crowed champion of the Grand Prix Germany at the King’s Casin in Rozvadov, which made him the first-ever two-time winner of a Grand Prix event.

2017 Grand Prix Germany Final Table Result

Place Player Country Prize
1 Andrej Desset Slovakia €100,000
2 Steven Stephan Germany €60,000
3 Christoph Chwalek Germany €40,000
4 Deniz Yuvaz Turkey €25,000
5 Karim Ryadi Belgium €14,470
6 Frank Platnikow Germany €10,000
7 Saman Mirnia Germany €7,500
8 Nebojsa Ankucic Austria €6,000
Grand Prix Germany final table

Grand Prix Germany final table

The eight-handed final table got underway at 8:00 p.m. on May 1 and less than an hour later the player count was down to seven. Nebojsa Ankucic opened with a raise while holding and found two callers in the shape of Andrej Desset and Steven Stephan. Ankucic continued on a flop and only Desset called.

The turn was the and Ankucic moved all-in, only to be called by Desset who had improved to a straight with his . The river completed the board and sent Ankucic to the rail.

A few minutes after Ankucic’s demise, Saman Mirnia fell by the wayside. Desset opened the betting with and instantly called when Mirnia three-bet all in with . The five community cards ran out without a four in sight, and Mirnia’s impressive run ended.

Sixth-place and the first five-figure cash went to Frank Platnikow when he committed his short stack with preflop and Desset woke up with for an easy call. Desset flopped a set of queens before improving to a full house to send Platnikow home.

Karim Ryadi at Grand Prix Germany

Karim Ryadi: Fifth-place finisher

Next to bust was Karim Ryadi of Belgium who three-bet all-in with after Christoph Chwalek opened the betting with . Chwalek called before both players improved to a pair on the flop. The turn was followed by the river, which left Chwalek’s hand the best and sent Ryadi to the cashier’s desk to collect €14,470.

The final four became three with the elimination of Turkey’s Deniz Yuvaz. It was another preflop confrontation, Yuvaz’s needing some help from the community cards to best the dominating of Chwalek. By the river, the board read and Yavuz was gone.

Heads-up was set when Chwalek’s lost a race against the of Desset when the latter flopped a set of treys and after forty-minutes of one-on-one action, Steven Stephan found himself all-in holding against the of Desset.

Stephan took the lead on the flop, but then fell behind when the reared its head on the turn. Desset needed to avoid a five or four on the river to win his second Grand Prix title and did better than that by catching the . Stephan collected €60,000 for his runner-up finish and Desset banked a cool €100,000 and a place in the partypoker LIVE history books.

Andrej Desset: Grand Prix Germany champion

A delighted Andrej Desset shortly after winning Grand Prix Germany

partypoker LIVE returns to the King’s Casino in Rozvadoz in June for the €1 million guaranteed partypoker Million Germany event and it would take a brave person to bet against Desset making yet another deep run. Satellites are available right now in the partypoker lobby and start at only $0.01, eventually feeding into the €1,100 partypoker Million Germany Main Event.


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