A week long exciting and challenging poker action wrapped up in London late yesterday night as a tough final table of the main event crowned Dutchman Ruben Visser as the winner. The 24 year old Business student walked off with GBP 595,000 and won The PokerStars.com European Poker Tour London Main event, his first every major championship win.
The final table started on Friday with Steve O’Dwyer leading the pack of eight players. Big names like Theo Jorgenson and Chris Moorman were also in the battle for the coveted title. But it was the latter who crashed out first since he started out as one of the shortest stacks.He was followed by fellow Brit Tamer Kamel who encashed GBP 79,950 for his seventh place finish.
Christopher Frank who started the final table in a solid fourth place was the next to be eliminated. Visser benefitted hugely in a pot where Frank went pre-flop all in with ace-King and hit a disappointing low community. Frank, playing in his second EPT event walked away with GBP 112,000. O’Dwyer went down next and cashed out GBP 146,000.
Four way action took quite a long time and finally Theo Jorgenson was the man to exit. It was now after many hours of play that the final three players struck a deal and Visser, the chip leader pocketed GBP 455,000;Olaf Haglund got GBP 427,564 while Mantas Visockis got GBP 377,436. GBP 140,000 was left for the winner’s pot and play started again Visser emerged the final winner with Visockis in second place and Haglund in third.