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Swede Triumphs at Unibet Open Warsaw
Jimmy Jonsson took home the biggest prize of his young poker career at the Warsaw stop of the 2009 Unibet Open this week.
The Swedish poker pro won €161,271 for outlasting all 400 players who entered the tournament at Casinos Poland in the Warsaw Hyatt.
“I’d like to think it was all solid play but I obviously got lucky as well,” said an elated Jonsson after the tournament. “You can’t win a tourney without some luck.”
The international event drew players from 25 countries, which combined to form a prize pool of approximately €640,000. Every member of the nine-player final table hailed from a different country.
Jonsson bested French player Regis Burlot in heads-up play to take down the title. Burlot received a €105,352 consolation prize.
The event didn’t garner quite the level of attention amongst big-name pros as competing European tours, but there were a few notables including Mikael Norinder, Anders Henriksson and Jan Slavik.
The Warsaw stop of the Unibet Open carried a €1,500 buy-in and took place Dec. 3-6. It also marked the end of the 2009 Unibet Open season.
Coming up on its fourth year of operation the Unibet Open will kickoff its 2010 season in Budapest with a tournament that will run from March 4-7, 2010.
Here are the complete final table payouts for the 2009 Unibet Open Warsaw:
1. Jimmy Jonsson – €161,271
2. Regis Burlot – €104,352
3. Joachim Buch – €69,569
4. Tom Rademaker – €50,590
5. Imre Leibold – €39,522
6. Francois Jardinet – €26,886
7. Filipe Martins – €19,929
8. Wojcech Frankowski – €14,235
9. Viktoria Szilasi – €11,386