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EPT9 London in review: Visser beats all-star cast to take title

EPT regular Ruben Visser won the Season 9 EPT London title topping arguably one of the toughest final tables to have ever graced the tour. The Dutch master had to get past, among others, Team PokerStars Pro Theo Jorgensen, previous runner-up Steve O'Dwyer, and undisputed tournament legend Chris 'Moorman1' Moorman. Following a three-way deal Visser collected £595,000 - the largest score of his career and his fifth six-figure cash.

Jorgensen, who was making his tournament return following the violent home invasion of last December, was notching up his third appearance at an EPT final table and was also attempting to complete his Triple Crown. Unfortunately for the Dane (3rd on the Danish all-time money list) the result was the same as his two previous outing: he finished 4th.

EPT9 London Main Event
Date: 10-16 March 2013
Buy-in: £5,250
Game: NLHE
Players: 647
Prize pool: £3,137,950

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Ruben Visser

Main Event payouts
1st. Ruben Visser, Netherlands, £595,000
2nd. Mantas Visockis, Lithuania, £377,436
3rd. Olof Haglund, Sweden, £427,564
4th. Theo Jorgensen, Denmark, Team PokerStars Pro, £183,000
5th. Steve O'Dwyer, United States, £146,000
6th. Christopher Frank, Germany, £112,000
7th. Tamer Kamel, United Kingdom, £79,950
8th. Chris Moorman, United Kingdom, £57,000

Read how Visser won EPT London here and read on to find out what else went down during the festival.

  • Find out about the incredible financial wizard who keeps beating the poker players at their own game. Move over, Andy Beal. Get out of the way, Dan Shak. Talal Shakerchi is in town and taking down High Rollers for fun. He beat Faraz Jaka head-up to win £436,330.


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    High Roller Tala Shakerchi

  • While a major live title continues to elude Moorman at least another online phenom, Griffin 'Flush_Entity' Benger, managed to notch up his first live tournament win.

  • The EPT Quote Board collected some great snippets from around the tournament floor. Read them - and find some great article links - by catching the gossip here.

  • You can find all the EPT London and UKIPT London tournament results here with tournament write-ups for every event. Click through to the London poker festival results page and then click through their title.

  • Don't forget to check out the EPT poker channel for interviews and updates. And, of course, such pearls as watching Daniel Negreanu dancing like an uncle at wedding who still thinks he's got it going on.

  • The next leg of the EPT takes place in Berlin 17-27 April. Find the full EPT Berlin schedule here. Follow the @PokerStarsBlog Twitter account to stay up-to-date with all the action.

    is staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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