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Poker robbery

Possibly hundreds of thousands of euros stolen at Poker Tournament.

The European Poker Tournament in the German capital was attacked by several masked and heavily armed men Saturday afternoon. The tournament has a guaranteed prize of 1 million euros.

At the time of the robbery poker was played at many tables. According to unconfirmed reports, five or six perpetrators have gone off with 800,000 euros. Bild tabloid has photos of the time of the robbery. The masked men had machine guns, grenades and machetes with them.

The robbery took place at 15.04 hours in the luxurious Grand Hyatt hotel. In the panic that erupted several people got injured. The robbery took place in the room of the ballroom. A few minutes before the robbery had 48 poker players in the room registered to the high-roller event with a deposit of 10,000 euros per person. Behind the counter was so at least 480.000 euro cash.

After the raid 30 minutes the room was cleared, the tournament is now resumed. A robber would have called that a bomb was in the room.

Also a former hockey star and current pokerpro Fatima Moreira de Melo participates in Berlin, and former tennis player Boris Becker. The main event Moreira de Melo and Becker were all eliminated. It was intended that Moreira de Melo them detrimental to the ladies-only event is canceled.