Roger Johanessen wins Betfair Poker Live! London

Roger Johanessen wins Betfair Poker Live! London

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Roger Johanessen took the honours at the latest Betfair Live! event at the Fox Poker Club in London over the weekend. The Norwegian, one of a hefty Scandinavian presence, outlasted a 148-player field to pocket a first prize approaching £15,000.

Johanessen sealed victory over Englishman Leigh Ralph with the unlikely holding of 6-8. Ralph's AQ looked in great shape when the first card on the flop was an ace but the next two cards out were both sixes to give the Norwegian tournament winning trips. And what was the reasoning behind Johanessen's aggro style at the rapid fire final table? “I was thirsty!”. We assume he doesn't mean a nice cup of tea either.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1st Roger Johannessen £14,648
2nd Leigh Ralph £9,600
3rd Simon Brooks £6,525
4th Thomas Merved £5,050
5th Edward Ross £3,850
6th Tony Fayad £3,075
7th Marius Sorensen £2,400
8th Christopher Kadji £1,875
9th Morten Groen £1,325

The Betfair Live! Series returns in Prague in May. Qualify online at Betfair Poker with a first deposit welcome bonus of up to $2,500.

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