Monday, October 06, 2008

Michael Martin Wins 2008 EPT London

By Pauly

Photo courtesy of Jay Luck

I covered the final table of the EPT London which featured a WSOP bracelet winner, one of biggest cash game players in France, two Team PokerStars pros, and one of Brandon Schaefer's good buddies...
The Final Table:
Seat 1: Eric Liu (USA) - 1,308,000
Seat 2: Johannes Strassmann (Germany) - 434,000
Seat 3: Philippe D'Auteuil (Canada) - 476,000
Seat 4: Antony Lellouche (France) - 1,022,000
Seat 5: Michael Tureniec (Sweden) 1,331,000
Seat 6: Alan Smurfit (Ireland) - 396,000
Seat 7: Marcin Horecki (Poland) - 309,000
Seat 8: Michael Martin (USA) - 718,000
Yeah, if you don't know... Saturday night (er, Sunday morning) at 3am Michael Martin called Brandon Schaefer who was in Germany for Oktoberfest. Brandon found a flight and flew to London on Sunday morning. Martin's mother and girlfriend flew in from the Philly area last night/early morning to sweat him on. Their journey was worth it because the young American came from behind to win £1,000,000. The kid went on a sick run. He was down to 100,000 in chips and inside of 15 minutes, he went from the super short stack to the chipleader as he took out fellow American Eric "peachykeen" Liu.

For the first time in a very long time, it was a pleasure to see one of the good guys win. Congrats to Michael Martin.

Photo courtesy of Jay Luck
The Final Table Results:
1. Michael Martin - £1,000,000
2. Michael Tureniec - £525,314
3. Marcin Horecki - £303,439
4. Eric Liu - £234,920
5. Philippe D'Auteuil - £195,766
6. Alan Smurfit - £153,351
7. Johannes Strassmann - £120,723
8. Antony Lellouche - £81,569
That's it for now. My next assignment will be the EPT Budapest at the end of the month.

I will write a recap of the entire EPT London very shortly. For now, I'm off on a week long holiday in Amsterdam with Change100.

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