Ronny Kaiser Takes Down EPT Tallinn

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2011. August 09. |
The Swiss Ronny Kaiser managed to win the European Poker Tour (EPT) Tallinn, earning €275,000 alongside his EPT trophy. He liked the event so much that he is sure to travel to Barcelona for the next EPT.
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The €4,250 EPT Tallinn Main Event's final table started out with 8 players, the chip leader was Ronny Kaiser.

Seat 1: Grzegorz Cichocki - 2.059.000
Seat 2: Raigo Aasmaa - 904.000
Seat 3: Jani Sointula - 769.000
Seat 4: Stuart Fox - 514.000
Seat 5: Arvi Vainionkulma - 258.000
Seat 6: Sami Kelopuro - 1.325.000
Seat 7: Erlend Melsom - 326.000
Seat 8: Ronny Kaiser - 2.394.000


Dealing started on the 23th blind level (3.000/10.000/20.000). Cichocki started out great, he took down 2 big pots, which was followed by the first elimination. Kaiser opened from UTG+1 to 40,000, the shortstack big blind Arvi Vainionkulma went 3bet all-in with 220,000, Kaiser called.

Kaiser: {#}4 {#}4
Vainionkulma: {#}A {#}K

Board:
{#}2 {#}7 {#}5 {#}6 {#}Q .

Kaiser won the flip with a pair of fours.

Kaiser then eliminated Sami 'LarsLuzak' Kelepuro with a straight. He was followed by Erlend Melsom and Stuart Fox, and not much later another big name, Jani Sointula. Sointula opened to 60,000 (25th blind level, 4.000/15.000/30.000), which Kaiser 3bet to 145,000. Sointula pushed his all-in with 900,000, Kaiser called.

Kaiser: {#}7 {#}7
Sointula: {#}A {#}K

Board: {#}9 {#}8 {#}6 {#}4 {#}8

The heads-up was set with the elimination of Raigo Aasmaa, who looked into Cichocki's pocket aces with {#}K {#}T .

Ronny Kaiser: 4,900,000
Grzegorz Cichocki: 3,500,000


Cichocki couldn't overcome his shorter stack, in the last hand he went 4bet all-in with his remaining 1,000,000 chips holding {#}8 {#}6 . Kaiser called with {#}A {#}9 , the {#}5 {#}K {#}A {#}T {#}9 board helped Kaiser out greatly.

Ronny Kaiser
Ronny Kaiser

Ronny Kaiser came to be the first Swiss EPT winner, and he already decided that he will be there in Barcelona for the EPT Barcelona Main Event.

Final results:

1. Ronny Kaiser - €275.000
2. Grzegorz Cichocki - €180.000
3. Raigo Aasmaa - €110.000
4. Jani Sointula - €80.000
5. Stuart Fox - €55.000
6. Erlend Melsom - €45.000
7. Sami Kelopuro - €35.000
8. Arvi Vainionkulma - €25.000


Related article:
EPT 8 Tallinn: Days 1A and 1B Over


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