DUNDALK, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.
The Boylepoker.com International Poker Open London has been won by Michael Wright. "The Wizard" topped the 345-strong field in the GBP 200 + GBP 25 buy in event at Aspers Casino, Stratford, London at the weekend to take home GBP 10,105 after a five-way deal was struck at the final table.
Wright started the day third in chips but would eventually win every chip in the tournament after he defeated Andrew Sotiriou heads up. The final hand saw Sotiriou raise the button and Wright call seeing a Kd 5c 4c flop. Sotirou pushed all in and Wright called showing 4h 3s for a pair while his opponent held Ac 10c hoping to turn or river another club or hit an A or 10. The club never came and Wright was crowned IPO London 2013 champion.
Wright, who bought a round of drinks for the entire cardroom earlier in the day, said after his win, "I played the GBP 5 feeder to the GBP 22 satellite and won it; then I was the first person to register for this."
The final table payouts were:1: Michael Wright -- GBP 10,1052: Andrew Sotiriou -- GBP 8,9003: Paul Wimbledon -- GBP 7,9004: Sandeep Phull -- GBP 6,9005: Saulius Tumosa -- GBP 3,6206: Andrew Berkecz -- GBP 2,8957: Kirit Patel -- GBP 2,4158: Asif Yusuf -- GBP 1,9309: Ken San -- GBP 1,445
Ciaran Corbett, head of poker at Boylesports, said, "We're delighted for our new champion. He's a really genuine guy and a worthy winner and we look forward to welcoming him to Ireland to defend his IPO title in October!"
The International Poker Open returns to Dublin in October 2013. Details of the event including online qualification will be published soon.
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Boylepoker is part of the biggest European poker network - iPoker. Players have access to a huge range of tournaments running around the clock with massive guaranteed prize pools and the opportunity to qualify for prestigious live events. The company does not accept players from the U.S.
The International Poker Open is one of Europe's largest poker tournaments offering players an international, big field event with a massive prize pool at an affordable buy in.
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