The Caribbean Poker Party Festival has it next big winner and this is Rainer Kempe from Germany who claimed the throne in the $1,100 Millions Open. The German poker pro managed to outplay 812 enthusiasts from around the world ready to run for the big prize and he laid his hands on a total of $200,000. The guaranteed prize pool in the tournament amounted to $1 million which made it even more appealing to all participants willing to demonstrate their poker skills on the felt.
Kempe defeated big names in the poker industry to the likings of Mike Leah from Canada and partypoker Sponsored Pro Natalia Breviglieri and he even left Day 3 chip leader Ioannis Angelou-Konstas out of the final table. In the final eight itself there were some of the most recognizable names in the tournament and soon after the final table commenced Canadian Vincent Tremblay managed to bag a large pot. This happened in a direct play against New Zealand player Paul Hockin and Tremblay was happy to swell his chip stack, but he soon was eliminated by Hockin and left on the eighth position on the leader board bagging only $15,000 for his good performance.
Fellow Canadian player William Blais was next to go home having come so close to the big win. His deep run in the tournament was granted with $22,500. He came to the table with 61,400,000 but unfortunately had to exit seventh. The sixth position was reserved for Michael Sklenicka from the Czech Republic who had a chip stack amounting to 77,000,000 at the beginning of Day 4 and has to leave with $30,000 in the sixth place. The fifth place was taken by the Romanian poker player Andrei-Lucian Boghean, who seems to be participating in more and more poker tournaments these days. He received a reward for his proficient play estimating to $40,000 after he was sent home by Spanish poker player Manuel Martinez.
Final Table Game Approaching the Big Win
Kiwi player Hockin eventually had to leave the game behind him as well after all the progress he had made. He played against the eventual winner Kempe and finished fourth after the German player called holding ace-nine. The promising player Martinez also fell under the hits of Kempe and since he could not defeat his king-queen, the consolation prize for the Spanish player amounted to $80,000. This led to the highly anticipated heads-up duel between the equally skilled poker players Ranier Kempe and Claudio Di Giacomo.
Italy’s pro provided for a quality final duel which reached more than 90 minutes in length. At the very start of the battle Di Giacomo was the chip leader and for the first 45 minutes the two players had very similar in size cheap stacks. As the game progressed Kempe was collecting more and more pots which led to his win and Di Giacomo being left on the runner-up position receiving $121,500 for his memorable performance.