EPT Vilamoura champ Toby Lewis.
20-year-old Brit Toby Lewis won PokerStars EPT Vilamoura main event Thursday.
"I’m pretty happy at the moment” he said. “This title means a lot to me.”
Banking the €467,836 first-place prize was no easy feat for the Southampton native, who overcame a final table that included EPT Season 1 Grand Final champion Rob Hollink, English football legend Teddy Sheringham and 2010 Aussie Millions runner-up Frederik Jensen.
Lewis, whose largest previous live cash was a final table appearance at PokerStars IPT Venice, actually moved into the lead taking a rather large pot off rising Swedish star Martin Jacobson on the tournament’s penultimate day, then beat the Swede heads-up to take the title.
“I was disappointed not to win IPT Venice, but this means even more,” he said. “It wasn’t easy - Martin was a very hard player to beat.”
A total of 384 players entered the €5,300 main event creating a prize pool of €1,862,400, making EPT Vilamoura the largest poker tournament ever held in Portugal.
Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano achieved a record-breaking 16th EPT cash in Vilamoura, busting in 52nd place for €7,263.
Next up for the PokerStars European Poker Tour is London and the first of Season 7’s major poker festivals. The main event runs Sept. 29- Oct. 4.
Below are the final table payouts for Vilamoura.
1. Toby Lewis €467,836
2. Martin Jacobson €297,985
3. Jason Lee €186,241
4. Sam Trickett €139,681
5. Teddy Sheringham €93,121
6. Frederik Jensen €74,496
7. Rob Hollink €55,872
8. Sergio Coutinho €37,248
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