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Swede Wigg Wins EPT Copenhagen
Sweden's Anton Wigg took Down PokerStars EPT Copenhagen in Denmark this weekend, banking its €494,000 first-place prize.
"It just feels so wonderful right now," said the 22-year-old pro. "I was in real trouble many times, but I kept my cool and told myself never to give up and I am so proud to have come through."
The 22-year-old bested a field of 423 players and an eclectic mix of a final table that included two-time EPT Copenhagen finalist Magnus Hansen and Danish mechanic Morten Guldhammer, who won his seat for just $1 in a tournament organized by the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
Wigg, who won his seat in a €500 satellite on PokerStars, actually defeated Italian Francesco de Vivo for the title after a four hour heads-up battle.
Notably, famous Danish actor and musical theatre singer Stig Rossen, playing is his first ever live tournament, finished 19th earning €10,750.
"EPT Copenhagen has seen so many personalities during this week and the atmosphere has just been intense," said EPT spokesperson Kirsty Thompson. "Everyone from car mechanics to opera singers and of course the world's best poker players came together to create the upsets and fairy tales we've come to expect from the Danish leg of the European Poker Tour."