The first European season of WPTDeepStacks came to a close this week with the conclusion of the WPTDeepStacks Berlin €1,500 Main Event. Dustin Mangold captured the title and first-place prize of €134,809 when he defeated a field of 561 entries.
WPTDeepStacks Berlin Final Table Results
1st: Dustin Mangold – €134,809
2nd: Kunal Patni – €96,140
3rd: Adem Gul – €52,150
4th: Claudio Celenza – €44,210
5th: Tobias Mathaess – €34,155
6th: Ricardo Valim – €28,155
7th: Finn Zwad – €23,210
8th: Alescha Lechner – €18,460
9th: Bulent Demirtas – €14,030
For Mangold, it was the third live tournament cash of his poker career, according to his profile on HendonMob.com, and by far his largest score.
Mangold locked horns with Adda52 Team Pro Kunal Patni in heads-up play, but it was the 23-year-old Mangold coming out on top to secure the victory. On the final hand, Mangold made trips on the river and moved all in against the two pair for Patni. Patni made the call and lost, taking home a €96,140 payday for his second-place result.
This wasn’t Patni’s first splash deep in an event flying the WPT colors. Just last summer, he placed 15th from in a field of 3,542 entries in the WPT500 Las Vegas tournament.
The top 71 places reached the money in the WPTDeepStacks Berlin Main Event from Spielbank Casino, and outside of the final table there were some notable results. Fabrice Soulier placed 11th, Jan Bendik took 14th, and Thijs Menco, winner of the opening WPTDeepStacks event of the European season, WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam, finished 19th. Elsewhere you had Michel Abecassis in 25th, Ole Schemion in 30th, Thomas Muehloecker in 43rd, and Laurent Polito in 52nd.
The WPTDeepStacks Berlin Main Event was the kickoff event of the Season XVI WPT European Championship. Next up for the stop is the marquee WPT European Championship €3,300, boasting a €1 million guaranteed prize pool. That event kicks off January 10 for Day 1a, with a second starting flight, Day 1b, taking place on January 11. The final table takes place on January 15 and will be filmed for broadcast as part of the WPT’s Season XVI broadcast schedule.