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Visser Wins Main, Shakerchi High Roller at EPT London
An action-packed week at EPT London wrapped today with Ruben Visser taking down the Main Event and Talal Shakerchi winning the £10k High Roller.
24-year-old Dutch pro/student Visser earned the marquee prize by outlasting big names Chris Moorman, Steve O'Dwyer and Theo Jorgensen before cutting a deal three-handed.
With a slight chip lead over Swede Olof Haglund and Lithuanian Mantas Visockis, the three hashed out a deal that saw Visser secure £455,000, Haglund £427,564 and Visockis £377,436. A solid £140,000 and the title were left to play for.
Haglund quickly lost a flip to bust third leaving Visser and Visockis to play it out with Visser having a huge chip advantage.
It still took two hours to finish Visockis off, with another flip ending it as Visser's AQ hit a queen on the river to top Visockis' tens.
All told, Visser takes home £595,000 and his first major tour title.
Moorman, O'Dwyer, Jorgensen All Bow Out
The big names everybody expected to see at the end - especially chip leader Steve O'Dwyer - couldn't make it happen.
Moorman went out first in eighth, losing a flip to Jorgensen with sevens vs. AK.
O'Dwyer lost a big flip vs. Haglund before busting in fifth to Jorgensen's aces and Jorgensen could go no further than fourth, losing in - what else - a coin flip to Visser.
The official final results and payouts:
- 1. Ruben Visser £595,000
- 2. Mantas Visockis £377,436
- 3. Olof Haglund £427,564
- 4. Theo Jorgensen £183,000
- 5. Steve O'Dwyer £146,000
- 6. Christopher Frank £112,000
- 7. Tamer Kamel £79,950
- 8. Chris Moorman £57,000
For a full recap of all the final-table action, visit the PokerStars blog.
Shakerchi Tops Jaka for High Roller Title
Meanwhile over on the other side of the Vic Casino Brit Talal Shakerchi was busy putting the finishing touches on his win in the £10,000 High Roller final.
Coming into the final table with the chip lead, the high-roller specialist never faltered before getting heads-up with a 4-1 chip lead on pro Faraz Jaka and cooling him off quickly.
Shakerchi, recently named the final entrant in this year's Party Poker Premier League starting tomorrow, will take £436,330 over to the Aspers Casino with him. Jaka, fresh from a recent sabbatical at a Thai monastery, earned £241,670.
Paul "paulgees81" Volpe, fresh off back-to-back deep runs at WPT LAPC and WPT Bay 101, finished fourth. German Fabian Quoss, Vicky Coren and JC Alvarado also made the final table.
The official final eight and payouts.
- 1. Talal Shakerchi £436,330
- 2. Faraz Jaka £241,670
- 3. Fabian Quoss £147,690
- 4. Paul Volpe £107,410
- 5. Gautam Sabharwal £87,270
- 6. Vicky Coren £67,130
- 7. JC Alvarado £53,700
- 8. Eric Sfez £40,280
- 9. Dimitar Danchev £29,540
For a full recap, check the PokerStars blog.