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Armed robbers attack poker tournament - video

Armed robbers stormed a luxury hotel in central Berlin where a poker tournament was taking place armed with assault rifles and hand grenades and made off with the tournament jackpot of 800,000 euros ($1.1m; 726,000). About 1,000 poker players are taking part in the five-day tournament.

Armed with Kalashnikovs and hand grenades the six masked robbers stormed the Grand Hyatt hotel in the central Potsdamer Platz, aiming the weapons at players, judges, hostesses and security personnel and have taken the full amount of bets from the tables, running away with 800,000 euros.

Participant Tobias Reinkemeier said there was panic when the robbers broke in."They screamed 'armed robbery'," he said.

"We didn't know what was going on. Then there was panic and everyone jumped underneath tables before they tried to escape through the emergency exit."

Officials said most of the injuries were caused by panic.

The tournament - organized by the European Poker Tour (EPT) - resumed about four hours after the attack, German media reported.



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By netchicken: posted on 7-3-2010

New video of the gang of six masked men with guns that attacked the European Poker Tour held in central Berlin on Saturday, and escaped with some one million euros and injuring players.

By netchicken: posted on 9-3-2010








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