EPT London Champ Does It Again

EPT London and UKIPT Champion of Champions winner David Vamplew.

EPT London champ David Vamplew made it two in a row Tuesday, capturing the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour Champion of Champions event at the Hilton Metropole in London.

Just a day after picking up £900,000 and a seat in the EPT Grand Final, the 23-year-old Scottsman beat the eight UKIPT winners from the tour's first season in a winner-take-all Sit & Go to win a seat at every stop in Season 2, including the Grand Final at EPT London next year.

“After yesterday, it’s the icing on the cake,” Vamplew said moments after the win.

Vamplew got past UKIPT Champions Padraig Parkinson (Galway), Joeri Zandvliet (Manchester), Gilles Augustus (Coventry), Andy Couldridge (Nottingham), Femi Fakinle (Killarney), Jamie Burland (Brighton), Nick Abou Risk (Edinburgh) and Max Silver (Dublin) to seal the deal.

Season 2 of the UKIPT gets underway in Galway, Ireland on Dec. 2-5 with a €1,000+€100 main event at the Radisson Hotel.

In the meantime, Jens Thorson, younger brother of saavy pro William Thorson, managed to beat newly inked Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree heads-up to win a £2k side event at EPT London that also wrapped up Tuesday.

A total of 147 players entered the three-day event creating a prize pool of £285,180. First was worth £92,650.

EPT San Remo champ Jake Cody took third, EPT Grand Final winner Nicolas Chouity finished fourth and WPT Championship winner Yevgeniy Timoshenko ended seventh.

EPT London is now in the books and satellites are running on PokerStars now for the next event of the EPT's seventh season, the €5,300 EPT Vienna main event in Austria Oct. 26-31.

Satellites are also underway for the EPT Barcelona in November and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas this January.

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