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Jono Beck Wins DTD Deepstack, Pokerstars Release New EPT Berlin Statement + more

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Jono Beck wins DTD Deepstack Main Event
It was another full house over at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham over the weekend, with 317 players turning out for their monthly £300, £80,000 guaranteed deep stack main event. The eventual winner was Jono Beck, who defeated Ramazanali Abbassi heads up for the £25,110 first prize. The next event is the 3rd of April and you can check out the Blondepoker live updates for the event here.

1 Jono Beck £25110
2 Ramazanali Abbassi £19000
3 James Saunders £9764
4 Paul Wimbledon £6852
5 Daniel Ward £5139
6 George Geary £3854
7 Mohammed Shoahebe £2998
8 Michael Crook £2141
9 Matt Russell £1713
Picture courtesy of Blondepoker.

Pokerstars New Statement on EPT Berlin Armed Robbery.
Following a lot of speculation in the press, particularly amongst some of the British media including the BBC and the Daily Mail, a new statement has been released by Pokerstars on the EPT Berlin Robbery. The statement in particular addresses rumours that grenades and automatic weapons were used:

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"Yesterday at approximately 2.15pm, an armed robbery took place at the European Poker Tour (EPT) event in Berlin. Nobody was seriously injured. Four armed men were involved in the robbery which targeted the tournament registration desk outside the tournament area.
No shots were fired and the suspects quickly fled after a security guard intervened. The police investigation so far has shown that the suspects had a handgun and a machete. Contrary to tabloid reports, no Kalashnikov assault rifles or hand grenades were used. The suspects did not enter the tournament area and the money taken was substantially less than what has been reported.
The tournament resumed after a few hours and a police investigation is now under way. The tournament is taking place on the first floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel at Marlene-Dietrich-Platz and is being held by SPIELBANK Berlin Casino.
The police are working closely with the EPT and SPIELBANK Berlin. Police are asking anyone who has information, video footage or photographs that might aid the investigation to contact them.

We will bring you all the latest developments from this major news story as they come in.

Mark Wraith
Mark Wraith

Mark Wraith wins London Poker Masters Main Event
Over at the International Club the London Poker Masters £500 main event concluded last night. A five way deal was done at the end of the two day event before playing for the trophy, but it would be chip leader at the time of the deal Mark Wraith who still took the event down as well as bagging the first prize of £8873.

Picture courtesy of the International Club.

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