Published: 21 Mar 12 16:29 CET | Print version
The European Poker Tour stop in Madrid was a disappointment for Sweden, with not a single Swedish player making the money in the tournament.
Last year, Madrid hosted the EPT Grand Final, but this year the Spanish capital was demoted to staging a regular €5,000 buy-in event on the tour.
The tournament, which finished this weekend, attracted 477 players, creating a total prize pool €2,313,450. 72 players made the money, but none of them were Swedish. Last year, six Swedes made the money in Madrid, including Thomas Pettersson who finished in 9th place, just outside the final table.
Madrid was a big disappointment this year for Sweden, but the EPT success continues for Denmark. Frederik Jensen won the tournament, claiming a second EPT title in a row for Denmark, following Mickey Petersen victory in Copenhagen a couple of weeks ago.
Jensen defeated Fraser MacIntyre from Scotland heads-up and received €495 000 in prize money plus a Shamballa Jewels bracelet valued at more than €10,000.
The payout structure originally called for a €545k first-place prize but when action got three-handed, the remaining players struck a deal. The agreement guaranteed Frederik Jensen €395,000, Andrei Stoenescu from Romania €330,000, Fraser MacIntyre €290,000, and left €100 000 to play for.
Final table results from EPT Madrid 2012:
1st. Frederik Jensen (Denmark) €495,000
2nd. Fraser MacIntyre (Scotland) €290,000
3rd. Andrei Stoenescu (Romania) €330,000
4th. Bruno Lopes (France) €140,000
5th. Ricardo Ibañez (Spain) €115,000
6th. Ilan Boujenah (France) €92,000
7th. Nicolas Levi (France) €69,450
8th. Jason Duval (Canada) €48,000
Only three events remain on the eighth season of the European Poker Tour: San Remo, Italy, March 26-31, Berlin. Germany, April 16-21 and this year’s Grand Final, back in Monte Carlo, Monaco, April 25-30.
So far the best Swedish score on EPT season 8 is Mattias Bergströms fifth place in EPT London in October last year.
The results are weak considering that EPT season 7 saw two Swedish champions - Kent Lundmark in Barcelona and Michael Tureniec in Copenhagen – and several more final table appearances, including three from Martin Jacobson (Vilamoura, Deauville and Berlin).
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