Twenty-two year old Danish pro Younas Rønhoff is on cloud nine right now after turning a $265 partypoker satellite win into 610,000 Danish Kroner (approx. $100,000) by winning the World Poker Tour National Copenhagen Main Event.

After qualifying for the WPT National Copenhagen Main Event at partypoker, Rønhoff took his seat at the major live event alongside 241 other players, each hoping to become a WPT National champion.

Rønhoff flew under the radar for the first two days of the 10,000 DKK (€1,350) buy-in Main Event at the Casino Copenhagen, but Day 3 saw him storm up the leader board and reach the eight-handed final table as an overwhelming chip leader, one with over 40% of the total chips in play. Rønhoff won a massive pot of around 2.4 million chips late into Day 3 when his [Qx][Qx] held against Simon Nybo’s [Ax][Kx].

WPT National Copenhagen Final Table

Seat Player Chips
1 Anders Fraulund 494,000
2 Martin B. Hansen 647,000
3 Younas Rønhoff 2,300,000
4 Anders Rasmussen 558,000
5 Simon Nybo 172,000
6 Helge Rahbek 993,000
7 Allan Sandgaard 290,000
8 Niels Meibom-Larsen 569,000

With such a substantial chip lead, it was no surprise that Rønhoff sat back and allowed the other players to knock each other out. Martin B. Hansen was the first player to fall by the wayside and he was followed to the rail by Simon Nybo, Anders Rasmussen, Anders Fraulund and Allan Sandsgaard.

Those eliminations left Rønhoff to take on Helge Rahbek for the title of WPT National Copenhagen champion. Going into heads-up, Rahbek held a two-to-one chip lead over the partypoker qualifier and after winning the vast majority of the early encounters, increased this lead to a seemingly unassailable 11-to-1 chip lead.

It looked as if Rønhoff was dead and buried and would have to settle for the runner-up prize. That was until his [Ax][4x] caught an ace on the river to beat the [Qx][Jx] of Rahbek – which had flopped a queen – to double up. From that moment on, Rønhoff never looked back and had soon drawn level, prompting Rahbek to take up Rønhoff’s offer of a deal of adding 55,000 DKK to second place.

Soon after agreeing the deal, Rønhoff secured the title. With the board reading , Rahbek moved all-in with what turned out to be and Rønhoff instantly called having made two pair with his . Rahbek was eliminated and a delighted Rønhoff had won his first major live title.

WPT National Copenhagen Final Table Results

Rank Player Prize (DKK)
1st Younas Rønhoff 610,000
2nd Helge Rahbek 430,000
3rd Allan Sandgaard 280,000
4th Anders Fraulund 210,000
5th Niels Meibom-Larsen 150,000
6th Anders Rasmussen 120,000
7th Simon Nybo 100,000
8th Martin B. Hansen 80,000

Shortly after receiving his trophy, Rønhoff revealed that he won’t be investing much of his winnings into larger buy-in tournaments, instead he plans to continue attempting to satellite into them instead – hopefully at partypoker!

Congratulations to Rønhoff from everyone at partypoker.

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