Matt Perrins wins Italian Poker Tour event

Matt Perrins wins Italian Poker Tour event

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Britons put up some fine performances at this year’s World Series and the international success has continued in Italy. Manchester’s Matt Perrins outlasted a field of 439 players including top pros Dario Minieri, Vanessa Rousso and Johnny Lodden to claim the second leg of the Italian Poker Tour in Venice.

The 21-year-old, whose previous best performance was a £9,000 score in the GUKPT, claimed a first prize of €200,000.

Perrins sealed the win beating Sweden’s Johannes Sodastrom heads up. The chips went in with the Mancunian holding Ks10s to the Swede’s 4s4h. The flop brought two kings giving Perrins a big lead. The turn and river brought no help for Sodastrom who collected €120,000 for his runners up finish.

Perrins told tournament staff before the start of the final table that he’d buy a house if he went on to win. With his bumper payday he’ll certainly have plenty to choose from.

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