Today at Sports Media Network we will change the story some what from playing poker to a Poker Heist. A man who admits to taking part in a brazen daylight raid on a poker tournament in Berlin turned himself into authorities and identified three accomplices who remain on the run, officials said Wednesday. During questioning, he admitted to his involvement and named his three accomplices, prosecutor Sjors Kamstra told reporters. Authorities issued photos of the three — Ahmad el-Awayti, 20, of undetermined nationality; Jihad Chetwie, a 19-year-old German; and Mustafa Ucarkus, a 20-year-old Turkish citizen. They said they did not have further suspects.
All three already are known to German police in connection with previous suspected offenses including robbery and bodily harm. Officials said the car the robbers used, a Mercedes, has now been found. The money, however, hasn’t yet been recovered. The man told investigators that he took a look at the venue in advance, “took a look at where the money is, how the money is secured, are their guards, are the guards armed,”And when he saw that the guards didn’t have guns, they decided that they had a chance.”
Today we learn that Police in Berlin have released one of the men they had suspected in taking part in a heist at a poker tournament where armed robbers took off with €240,000 in tournament prize money. German authorities have been hunting for four suspects who, armed with guns and machetes, stormed the poker tournament in broad daylight last Saturday in downtown Berlin, stunning the participants and the audience.
Contrary to tabloid reports, no Kalashnikov assault rifles or hand grenades were used. Video of players streaming out of the venue has appeared on YouTube, possibly even showing the attempted robbery as it was occurring.
Although there was about a four-hour delay, play resumed in EPT Berlin with 20 players remaining, although there were disputes as to chip counts and how to continue with play of hands that were in action prior to the disruption. Also suspended for the day were any live online video webcast updates. Nevertheless, by the end of the day, the eight-handed final table was determined.
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