Dutch pro Ruben Visser wins £5,250 PokerStars.com EPT London 2013 Main Event for a £595k
A huge congratulations to Dutchman, Ruben Visser, this year’s EPT London Main Event champion.
The £595k win, which is by far the biggest of the young pro’s short career, came as no great shock considering the 24-year old Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing student has already collected two six-figure cashes on the EPT so far this year.
The most recent coming courtesy of a second place finish at the High Roller event in Deauville last month. But despite his clear abundance of talent, the victory was anything but simple. The biggest hurdle standing in Visser’s way was undoubtably a final table that featured four out of eight players with career tournament earnings in excess of $1 million.
Always a glamourous, star-studded affair, this year’s EPT London £5,250 buy-in Main Event was no different, attracting a field of 647 of the games top players, along with a total of just over £3,137,950.
With five gruelling days of action-packed poker behind them, the final eight players returned to the infamous Victoria Grosvenor Casino on Saturday to decide who would be crowned this year’s Main Event champion.
A deal was struck between the remaining three players: the chip leader Ruben Visser guaranteed £455,000, Olof Haglund £427,564 and Mantas Visockis £377,436, while the remaining £140,000 would go to the eventual winner.
With the final two set, it would take over two hours for Visser to eventually dispatch of Lithuanian, Mantas Visockis.
The next stop on this seasons European Poker Tour is Berlin, which will play host to the penultimate leg of the tour from April 17-27. Following that it’s on to Monaco for the Grand Final from May 6-15.
Here is how the final table finished up:
1. Ruben Visser £595,000
2. Mantas Visockis £377,436
3. Olof Haglund £427,564
4. Theo Jorgensen £183,000
5. Steve O’Dwyer £146,000
6. Christopher Frank £112,000
7. Tamer Kamel £79,950
8. Chris Moorman £57,000