5/2/10 – Tobias Reinkemeier, a poker pro from Cuxhaven, Germany who lives in Malta, is the winner of the European Poker Tour Euro 25 000 buy-in High Roller event, which wound up after three intense days of action in Monte Carlo over the weekend.
 
The prize of Euros 965 000 is far and away Reinkemeier’s biggest yet, eclipsing his $108 045 this January in the Caribbean Poker Adventure tournament, and substantially boosting his previous career winnings of $447 492 in 15 major tournament cashes.
 
The German player defeated a final table comprised of Dori Yacoub in the chip lead, but who managed only a third placing, Tom Marchese, Allen Bari, Sorel Mizzi, runner-up Olivier Busquet Paul Berende and Michael Friedrich.
 
By the time Yacoub had been eliminated in third place to set the heads up between Reinkemeier and Oliver Busquet, the German had a slight chip lead which he deployed with skill against a talented and determined opponent to eventually prevail.
 
Busquet exited with a second placing check for Euros 597 000, whilst Yacoub’s third placing was worth Euros 358 50. Six-figure payments extended down to the seventh place.