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Blinds: 50,000-100,000 (ante: 10,000)
The final hand: Sandra Naujoks takes this one down. Naujoks makes it 300,000 to get it going, then Holger Kanisch makes it 1,000,000. Naujoks moves all in but is distraught when she hears an insta-call from Kanisch. She’s right to be worried: Kanisch has A-Q and Naujoks has a dominated A-9. The flop helps nobody, but the turn is a miracle nine and Naujoks only needs to dodge a queen on the river to be the champion. The river is the [8D] and that gives Naujoks the title.
A full tournament wrap is on its way.
Sandra Naujoks, PokerStars.de ShootingStar, wins EPT Dortmund, earning €917,000
10.40pm: Holger Kanisch, Germany, out in second, earning €533,000
10.30pm: Small ball
This heads up battle has now slowed right down again, with the stacks levelled right out. It could be the prelude to an explosion, but it might also stay like this for a couple of hours yet.
Holger Kanisch has got right up to about level with Sandra Naujoks now, the result of consecutive hands. In the first, Naujoks raised to 250,000 pre-flop and Kanisch got her off it with an 800,000 re-raise. The next hand got to the flop — [5H]-[10D]-[6D] — which was checked and then Naujoks check-called 120,000. The river is the [4S] and after Naujoks checked, Kanisch bet 500,000, which was enough to get Naujoks to give up.
10.12pm: Double up
Holger Kanisch doubles up. They get it all in pre-flop and Kanisch has it good with [AS]-[7S] against Naujoks’ [KC]-[4C]. The flop has a seven on it, effectively removing Naujoks’ four as an out, but then she picks up a straight draw on the turn. Still, she misses all her outs on the river and Kanisch fights on.
10.05pm: Dizzy heights
We have now reached level 30, where the big blind is a mighty 100,000. Revised prediction: this will be the final level.
Holger Kanisch: 1,330,000
Sandra Naujoks: 5,310,000