English Poker Open 2010 Won My Fabian QuossSeptember 15, 2010 8:36 am
Germany pro Fabian Quoss has just won the 2010 English Poker Open, after defeating a field of 193 players over three days to take down the title, and the £220,000 ($340,409) first place prize.
Quoss originally qualified for the £3,500 buy-in event at Mayfair’s Palm Beach Casino via an online freeroll.
Despite some great successes in the past, this is the first time Quoss has actually won a live tournament and with his latest victory the 28 year-old has now managed to accumulate an impressive $893,767 in live tournament cashes.
Commenting on his remarkable win, Fabian Quoss from Nuremberg said: “I’ve finally won a tournament! It’s my fourth heads up and I’ve lost the first three. The final table had a pretty high level of play, even compared to my WPT final table. It was pretty tough.”
As the field played down to just nine players, pros finding themselves just short of the final table included Phil Laak, who finished in 18th place (£6,800), and Liv Boeree in 12th (£9,500).
Going into the final table, Matthew Frankland held the chip lead. Other players around the table included Quoss, Sebastian Crul, Felipe Ramos, Andrew Brennan, Brent Lehring, Mark Norman, Salman Behbehani, and Stephen Chimelski.
Within the first hour, four of the players had been eliminated while Frankland’s chips continued to dwindle. By the third hour mark, just two players remained after Frankland was sent to the rail by Crul, who out-kicked him with top pair on a J high board.
The deciding hand of the heads-up battle finally came after all the money was in the middle of the table pre-flop, with Quoss holding As-Qd to his opponent’s Ac-5c.
The board ran out Ad-Kh-8h-3d-6d to relegate the 18 year-old Dutchman Sebastian Crul to the runner-up position (£129,000), while the title of English Poker Open 2010 Champion, and £220,650 went to deserving winner Fabian Quoss .