Kent Lundmark triumphs at EPT Barcelona

Kent Lundmark triumphs at EPT Barcelona

Monday, 29 November 2010

Kent Lundmark has served up the best performance by a Swede in Barcelona since Zlatan Ibrahimovic's match winning effort against Real Madid last year, to take the latest European Poker Tour event in the Catalan capital.

The 22-year-old has already had a decent 2010 with a runner up finish in the Nordic Master of Poker for $69,000 and a deep run at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for a further $66,000. His win in Barcelona puts him in a different league altogether though.

The Stockholm native went into heads up play even in chips with Spaniard Jesus Marquez Lizano but took the initiative after winning a big pot with top pair against Liazano's bottom pair and busted flush draw. After eighty minutes of two handed action Lundmark sealed the win. The chips went in the Swede holding AhQh. Lizano had live cards with KsJd but the board provided the home favourite no help. He was forced to settle for €525,000 for his runner up finish.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” said Lundmark, who pocketed €825,000 for the win. “This is one of the biggest tournaments you can win in poker. I’ve been running good all tournament, I was very lucky. In the heads-up, I just kept getting good cards. I always felt in control.”

In addition to the cash, the young Swede also earned a seat in the EPT Grand Final worth €10,000.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1 Kent Lundmark Sweden €825,000
2 Jesus Cortes Lizano Spain €525,000
3 Konstantin Puchkov Russia €300,000
4 Shander de Vries Netherlands €222,000
5 Giuseppe Pantaleo Germany €170,000
6 Thor Stang Norway €130,000
7 Georgios Skotadis Greece €90,000
8 Francesco Notaro Italy €70,000

The next event on the European Poker Tour is the €5,300 EPT Prague from 13th to 18th December. Qualifiers are up and running at PokerStars.

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