UK player Keith Johnson wins first ever Eureka Poker Tour event

UK player Keith Johnson wins first ever Eureka Poker Tour event

Monday, 21 March 2011

In total, 319 players paid up €800 for the inaugural PokerStars Eureka Poker Tour in Prague for a prize pool of nearly a quarter-million Euros. Last night, 20 of those players returned for the final day of action and when Keith Johnson came back in nineteenth place he didn’t have much hope.

However, a remarkable comeback has led to UK player Johnson winning the event after defeating Spanish opponent Antonio Rodriguez heads-up. That’s quite some way to come from returning as the second-shortest stack of less than three tables.

Johnson built his stack by playing patient poker and picking spots when players were busting left, right and centre. Within less than two hours our 20 were down to 12 and Johnson was still alive, albeit with the shortest stack. Less than an hour later he would be second in chips at the final table after making a great call with king high for a huge pot before finding K-K against A-9 and holding up.

Johnson and his friends agreed to pool 5% of the tournament winnings for a big night out, meaning that a little less than €3,000 got spent in Prague last night and there are a group of Brits out there with some very sore heads right now.

The full final table payouts were as follows:

1.Keith Johnson - €58,400
2.Antonio Dieguez Rodriguez - €37,000
3.Veronic Kokoceva - €20,500
4.Peter Kralicek - €16,080
5.Jaroslav Urban - €12,720
6.Pawel Bartosz - €10,400
7.Kim Eduardovich - €8,330
8.Kamil Koska - €6,590

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