London EPT Get’s It’s self a Champ.
It started off with over 700 entries now after 5 days of hitting the felt the London Leg of the PokerStars EPT has found it’s self a winner, in the shape 23-year-old Las Vegas pro Aaron Gustavson, who started the final table as chip leader.
It what has been described as one of the fastest heads up games at a major final, after just a few hands the press and the spectators barely back with bums on seats, it was all over.
After a raise and a re-raise, the current WSOP champ Peter Eastgate Shoves all in with A-9 and got inst called by Gustavson who had Eastgate completely dominated holding A-Q.
The board was dry and Gustavson was crowned EPT champion taking home the title and a not so little pay day of £850,000 (approx 1.3 million US dollars).
Eastgate was obviously disappointed and I am sure that the £530,000 ($850,000 USD) will be of little conciliation to him as he was bidding to become one of the elite and win an EPT and a WSOP main event.
The Final table was an eclectic array of players hailing from all over the world 8 different countries to be exact including players from Morocco, Portugal, and Norway and as far as the USA and Taipei, no matter where they were hailing from though all had the same thought running through their minds, they wanted that title.
This was not surprising though as with over 700 players and the £5000 buy-in this turned out to be the biggest prize pool generated in the UK with over £3.5 Million in the prize pool.
96 players had cashed before the final table began and some notable International names had made the money including Annette Obrestad (17th) Chris “Jesus “ Ferguson (37th) John Juanda (40th), November 9 finalist Kevin Schaffel (19th) and 2009 WSOP player of the year Jeffery Lisandro finishing in 38th.
There were also a Few of the UK names making cashes including Michael Grecco (29th) Teddy Sheringham (49th) Hendon mobster Ross Boatman (88th) and Surinder Sunar who finished in 100th place.
The Fairy tale story came from a gentleman named Michael Berry who won his seat through a promotion run by UK news paper The Daily Mirror in conjunction with PokerStars. Who done himself proud and finished in 15th place, for a nice little £19,000 pay day.
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