Sebastian Pauli Wins EPT London Main Event For £500kOctober 20, 2014 12:54 pm
After 10 hours of action on the final day of the 2014 EPT London Main Event, Germany’s Sebastian Pauli overcame a talented final table which included the likes of Kevin MacPhee and Jake Cody, to capture the title, and pocket the £499,700 ($803,182) first place prize. Following his remarkable victory, the 25-year-old Management and Economics student now boosts his live career earnings to $1,039,376.
The £4,250 buy-in Main Event attracted a field of 675 players to create a prize pool worth £2.62 million ($4,209,596), and amongst the notable pros then seeing a return on their investment was Sam Trickett in 93rd (£7,750), Sofia Lövgren in 85th (£7,750), Bertrand Grospellier in 80th (£7,750), David Vamplew in 58th (£8,750), Johnny Lodden in 42nd (£9,800), Chris Moorman in 38th (£11,400), Liv Boeree in 27th (£14,800), Simon Deadman in 16th (£22,500), and Benjamin Spindler in 9th (£41,100).
After the final table of eight had been set, Kevin Killeen (3-3) eliminated Pablo Gordillo (A-10) in 8th for £51,900, before Artur Koren (K-K) did likewise to Jonathan Bensadoun (A-Q) in 7th for £75,900.
Two hours later, Killeen (10-10) sent Jakub Mroczek (A-8) to the rail in 6th for £104,200, while soon after Jake Cody (K-10) and Kevin MacPhee (Q-Q) were all-in on a J-K-K flop. Unluckily for Cody, a Q fell on the turn followed by a 2 on the river to end his tournament aspirations in 5th for £133,800.
Next, Artur Koren (8-8) was all-in preflop against Kevin Killeen (Q-J) and after the dealer put out a Q-10-3-10-J board, Koren, too, found himself on the rail in 4th for £168,900. Kevin MacPhee (A-Q) then took care of Killeen (A-7) in 3rd (£220,500) to herald in the heads-up phase of the competition against Sebastian Pauli for the title.
As the final battle commenced, Pauli held a 12.8m to 7.44m chip advantage over MacPhee and it would then take just over an hour before the defining hand was played with Pauli (A-Q) and MacPhee (A-10) all-in preflop. The dealer subsequently put out a K-6-6-4-8 board to consign Kevin MacPhee to a runner-up finish worth £308,500, while Sebastian Pauli was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Sebastian Pauli, £499,700
2: Kevin MacPhee, £308,500
3: Kevin Killeen, £220,500
4: Artur Koren, £168,900
5: Jake Cody, £133,800
6: Jakub Mroczek, £104,200
7: Jonathan Bensadoun, £75,900
8: Pablo Gordillo, £51,900