Ristola Wins Euro Finals Diamond

Ristola Wins Euro Finals Diamond

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Euro Finals of Poker series at the Aviation Club has drawn to a close with Markus Ristola taking the honours in the Parisian club's showpiece Diamond event.

Numbers were substantially down in this year's Diamond tournament with 42 players buying in for €5,000 compared to the 109 who sat down in 2012. There was still plenty of class on view in that small field though with the Finn beating a final table that included Joni Joukimainen and 2011 EPT Loutraki runner up Hauke Hesding.

The in the money finishers were as follows:

1 Markus Ristola (Finland) €85,000
2 Hauke Heseding (Germany) €62,340
3 Michael Abecassis(France) €40,185
4 Joni Joukimainen (Finland) €22,325
5 Alexandre Amiel (France) €13,400

The other big winner during the Euro Finals of Poker Series were Laurent Polito who took home €82,000 after winning the WPT National Series and Basil Yaiche who beat a field of just five runners to take the €10,000 buy-in High Roller for €33,600.

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