Today Michael Martin won the EPT London and the prize money of £1 million. Michael Matin comes from Washing Cross and is 24 years old. He was down to only 95,000 in chips and was on his way out of the tournament, but it all turned around, and he won a couple of big hand in just 10 minutes, and he was back again. When he was down at 95,000 in chips the big blind was 80,000. This is how close it was, but then he tripled up and the doubled up twice.
Heads up he was up against the swede Michael Tureniec. The last hand was a all-in pre flop and Martin had 4-4 and the swede had K-9. The flop made a set for Martin and it was all over, Michael Martin was a poker millionaire.
The swede Michael Tureniec can be happy aswell, he turned his $800 that he paid at Pokerstars satellites, into £500,000. He won a satellite at Pokerstars just the weekend before the EPT London began. EPT London was played at Victoria Casino in central London. There was 596 poker players attending and around 125 was Pokerstars players. The buy-in for EPT London was £5200+£200.
The High Roller event at EPT London is finished aswell. The winner here was Jason Mercier. His first prize was £516,000 and it cost £20,000 in buy-in. Here 86 players attended. In heads-up he met John Juanda, the man who won the WSOPE just a couple of days ago. But this time he did´nt go all the way, but London have been really good to John Juanda anyway.
Next EPT event is in Budapest, October 28 – November 1. Buy-in for this event is €4000+€350 and have a cap of 500 players.