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Brindley Betfair Poker European master
Roy "The Boy" Brindley was the man at the Betfair.com Poker Masters of Europe on Sunday, scooping the winner's trophy following a marathon heads-up session.
Brindley took down Swedish pro William Thorson - not to mention a starlit playing field that included Ram Vaswami, Tony G, Juha Helppi and Rolande de Wolfe - to win the tournament and its $120,000 first-place prize.
Europe's top players were no match for The Boy, as he locked down a lead and kept a tight grip on his chips for the majority of the final table.
Despite a promise to donate his winnings to charity, Tony G's karma wasn't good enough for a tournament win. He went home in third place and honored his commitment by splitting the $36,000 prize between The Prince's Trust and Bedu Turgus, a Lithuanian charity for people living in extreme poverty.
With the field narrowed to Brindley and Thorson, heads-up play got underway and didn't stop until two hours later when the Swede went all in with K-J, only to be bested by The Boy's A-7 for two pair.
Final table results are as follows:
|3rd||Antanas "Tony G" Guoga||Lithuania||$36,000|
The Betfair.com Poker Masters of Europe will be broadcast on SKY Sports starting May 29.
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