Matias Knaapinen wins Barcelona European Masters

Matias Knaapinen wins Barcelona European Masters

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

With all the action in London these past few weeks you'd be forgiven for thinking that nothing else was happening in the poker world. One event that has slipped under the radar somewhat is the latest leg of the European Master of Poker (EMOP) tour.

An EMOP record field of 431 players gathered at the Gran Casino in Barcelona earlier this week with Finland's Matias Knaapinen taking the honours. The young Finn outlasted a final table that included Irishmen Dermot Blain and Sean Prendiville before seeing off Holland's Lennart Konst heads up. The crucial hand saw Knaapinen pocket 3s win a classic race against the Dutchman's QJs.

The final table payouts were:
1: Matias Knaapinen (Finland) EUR93,000
2: Lennart Konst (Holland) EUR56,200
3: Sean Prendiville (Ireland) EUR37,150
4: Matti Konttinen (Finland) EUR23,320
5: Damir Horozic (Denmark) EUR18,570
6: Carlos Egea (Spain) EUR14,250
7: Viktor Olsson (Sweden) EUR12,520
8: Dermot Blain (Ireland) EUR10,800
9: Oleksandr Sharov (Ukraine) EUR9,070

Malta's Casino de Venezia is the venue for the last leg of the current EMOP Season. Satellites for the €1,500+€150 Main Event are up and running on the Entraction Poker Network.

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