Hakim Zoufri emerged victorious at the 2016 Master Classics of Poker main event, beating 356 players for €275,608 ($294,661). The €4,250 buy-in event, which was held at the Holland Casino Amsterdam, had a prize pool of €1,409,760 up for grabs.
After four days of intense poker action, nine players made it to the final table. Post a series of eliminations, it was left for Hakim Zoufri and Fabio Sperling to fight it out for the title.
The heads-up duel between the two lasted for 30 minutes. The final hand of the game was played when Sperling (A-Q) raised preflop. Zoufri (7-7) re-raised and Sperling moved all-in. The 3-6-K-9-4 board sealed the deal in favour of Zoufri, while the German Sperling had to settle for a second place finish for $197,597.
The Dutchman joined the likes of Ole Schemion, Ram Vaswani, Noah Boeken, and Robert Mizrachi in the list of players to have captured the MCOP crown.
Final Table Results:
1: Hakim Zoufri (Neth) $294,661
2: Fabio Sperling (Ger) $197,597
3: Ivan Arbatsky (Kaz) $137,006
4: Juha Helppi (Fin) $98,421
5: Stefan Fabian (Rom) $73,250
6: Samuli Sipila (Fin) $56,219
7: Michiel Brosky (Neth) $44,312
8: Rashed Zade (Neth) $35,721
9: Charlie Carrel (UK) $29,240
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