Michael Martin winner of the EPT London 2008 (Season 5)

Monday, October 6th, 2008 by skylowlow

After a roller-coaster poker match with a lot of suck outs, Michael Martin won the final table of the European Poker Tour (EPT) in London 2008. He defeated Michael Tureniec in the heads-up with 4♣ 4 against K 9♣, turning a set. Michael Martin won the first price which is £1.000.000. Michael Tureniec as second receives at least £525.314.

Michael Martin had in the middle of the final table with blinds of 40.000/80.000 only 95.000 chips left and survived three all-ins in a row with a pair of eights, a pair of nines and a pair of aces. After that, he took the chiplead and eliminated all the other players.

Michael Martin was second at the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam in November 2007 and fifth at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo (Season 4).

Michael Tureniec won his seat to EPT London in the $800 Last Chance qualifier on PokerStars – only three days before the tournament started. The second place is the biggest success in his poker career.

Here are the results and the payouts of the final table:

Position Name Country Payout
1 Michael Martin USA £1.000.000
2 Michael Tureniec Sweden £525.314
3 Marcin Horecki Poland £303.439
4 Eric Liu USA £234.920
5 Philippe Dauteuil Canada £195.766
6 Alan Smurfit Ireland £153.351
7 Johannes Strassmann Germany £120.723
8 Anthony Lellouche France £81.569
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Category: Tournaments

2 Comments to Michael Martin winner of the EPT London 2008 (Season 5)

Jeremy Olson
October 6, 2008

It sounds like Martin was on the brink of the rail and made a pretty amazing comeback to capture the win.

el gordo
October 7, 2008

It reminds me a bit of the legendary Jack Strauss comeback (“a chip and a chair”). Bill Edler also had a fascinating comeback at the Gulf Coast Poker Championship event, where he had only 1.000 of chips with blinds 4.000 / 8.000 and antes of 1.000. He doubled and tripled up several times and finally won the tournament.

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