Andreas Hagen Wins The European Masters Of Poker BarcelonaOctober 4, 2011 11:48 am
Andreas Hagen has won the 2011 European Masters of Poker (EMOP) Main Event, after overcoming a field of 454 players over three days to lift the title, and collect the €90,310 ($119,840) first place prize.
With his latest victory in Barcelona, Spain the Norwegian pro has now taken his career earnings to $441,929. Hagen’s win also represents his biggest score to date since he cashed in at his first live tournament back in 2004, with his second biggest score coming in 2007 at the EPT Prague, where he finished 2nd for €64,300 ($94,218).
After the €1,100 buy in EMOP main event reached its final stage at Barcelona’s Gran Casino, Andreas Hagen found himself going heads-up against Robin Appell from Sweden. Eventually, a short-stacked Appell holding K-6 re-raised Hagen all-in only to be called by his opponent with pocket sevens.
The board then ran out A-5-2-5-7 to relegate Appell to a runner-up finish worth €70,310 in accordance with their heads-up deal. Meanwhile, Andreas Hagen was crowned the European Masters Of Poker Barcelona Champion and now joins season three’s other winners, which include Soren Larsen from Denmark, Abdul Atila Seiar (Romania), Jukka Koskela (Finland) and Stefan Hansen (Norway).
The European Masters of Poker next heads to Royal Casino Spa & Hotel resort, Riga, Latvia, on November 17th for the very last leg of its season III tour.