Redjep Kurti’s dream of defending his crown has come to an end. Having lost a big flip to David Rudling an orbit previous, he was sitting with just 2-3 BBs when he picked up Q9 in his BB. Martin Johansson’s standard open in MP was enough to put Redjep all-in and, priced into the pot, he was bound to call. Martin’s JJ held and Redjep finishes eighth, winning €3100. He is no doubt disappointed, but should be exceptionally proud of rallying in the way he did, and €3100 is nothing to sneeze at!