OMG !! ARMED ROBBERY AT EPT BERLIN !!

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OMG !! ARMED ROBBERY AT EPT BERLIN !!

Postby dastormand » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:48 pm

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Re: OMG !! ARMED ROBBERY AT EPT BERLIN !!

Postby DM101 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:04 pm

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In a serious blow to the organisers of the European Poker Tour, a police investigation has been launched following an armed robbery this weekend during Day 4 of the EPT Berlin event when gunmen attempted to make off with the tournament prize pool.

EPT Berlin, held in partnership with Casino Speilbank Berlin, took place at the Grand Hyatt hotel and was interrupted on Saturday when an armed robbery took place in broad daylight. The suspects subsequently fled after a security guard intervened, but not before helping themselves to stacks of cash.


German police said yesterday that four men remained at large with "a large amount of cash". Initial reports of the robbery place the figure at between €100,000 and €300,000 in cash as having been stolen. The men who wore black motorcycle masks brandished pistols and a machete in an attempt to steal the tournament’s estimated €3.68 million prize pool.


In a statement the EPT said that nobody was seriously injured with most events restarting within a few hours and just one $1,000 side event cancelled. The EPT said that a police investigation is underway and media are being asked to hand in any video footage or photographs that could help the police.


With a total of 945 players from 48 countries entering the €5,300 main event, including German tennis legend Boris Becker, there was a total prize pool of over €3.68 million on offer. Despite the intrusion, the tournament was completed last night with PokerStars qualifier Kevin MacPhee from Finland taking home the €1 million first prize.


The EPT said that the event was the biggest poker tournament ever held in Germany.

Source: http://gamingintelligence.com/index.php ... rlin-event
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Re: OMG !! ARMED ROBBERY AT EPT BERLIN !!

Postby dastormand » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:10 am

i wonder whether it will be a insider case ?
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Re: OMG !! ARMED ROBBERY AT EPT BERLIN !!

Postby dastormand » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:56 am

http://www.pokertube.com/free-poker-videos?movie=13350
another video. that longer with the security fight with the robbery
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Re: OMG !! ARMED ROBBERY AT EPT BERLIN !!

Postby chenghao » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:58 pm

A couple guys armed with guns will always beat a full house
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Re: OMG !! ARMED ROBBERY AT EPT BERLIN !!

Postby verysinister » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:30 am

Nobody wants to be under the gun
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