Wrang makes it a Danish EPT hat trick
Monday, 2 April 2012
The Danes appear to be the players to beat on the tournament circuit at the moment as Jannick Wrang became the third successive Danish winner on the EPT after triumphing in Campione over the weekend. Wrang's success follows wins for Mickey Petersen in Copenhagen and Frederick Jensen in Madrid a fortnight ago.
Wrang had to show endurance as well as skill en route to victory, with the final table taking a bum numbing14 hours. It was left to French sounding American Olivier Busquet to stop the Danish bandwagon but the high stakes, heads up specialist couldn't prevent another Scandinavian victory.
The 31-year-old winner, who has online tournament earnings of $1m said, “I’ve been wanting this for many years but I’m also pretty busted after five days. I knew of Busquet’s reputation as a heads-up player and I wasn’t intimidated, but I also knew it wasn’t going to be easy. The final was 14 hours against very tough opponents. It was brutal.”
The final table positions and payouts were as follows:
1 Jannick Wrang, Denmark, €640,000
2 Olivier Busquet, USA, €430,000
3 Fabrice Soulier, France, €240,000
4 Balazs Botond, Hungary, €157,000
5 Koen De Visscher, Belgium, €124,000
6 Mario Nagel, Germany, €92,000
7 Stefano Puccilli, Italy, €71,500
8 Robin Ylitalo, Sweden, €54,000
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