Allan Baekke wins EPT Snowfest

Allan Baekke wins EPT Snowfest

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Denmark's Allan Baekke had dominated proceedings in the Austrian Alps building up a massive stack heading into the final table of the inaugural EPT Snowfest. The PokerStars pro put that stack to excellent use, seeing off strong challenges from Johannes Strassmann and Russell Carlson to become the EPT's first Alpine winner.

The 27-year-old Dane is primarily a high stakes, online heads up player but has managed to translate his success there into the live MTT arena. Baekke, who has entered a total of 15 EPT events in total, won a side event at EPT Berlin earlier this month and now has a win and a cash of €445,000 to celebrate.

Speaking after his victory Baekke said, “I had a good rush all week but some very tough tables and Russell (Carlson) was a hard heads-up opponent. He’s a very good player. I’m very happy – every poker player wants to win an EPT. Actually my goal was always to win two EPTs so now I’m half way there.” The Dane has also booked a seat at next month's EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo.

The EPT heads to San Remo in Italy next month. If you'd like to be there PokerStars is running satellites now.

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