Sweden's Robin Ylitalo Wins EPT London Main Event For £560,980

Sweden's Robin Ylitalo Wins EPT London Main Event For £560,980Sweden’s Robin Ylitalo, 27, has won the 2013 EPT London Main Event, after overcoming a field of 604 players over seven days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the £560,980 ($909,574) first place prize.
The £5,250 buy-in tournament attracted some of the biggest names in the game and created an impressive prize pool worth £2,929,400 ($4,675,029). Amongst the notable pros cashing in at the competition was Gaelle Baumann in 87th (£9,080), Theo Jorgensen in 81st (£9,080), Michael Watson in 67th (£10,255), Dan Smith in 61st (£10,255), Dave Ulliott in 31st (£14,940), Shannon Shorr in 28th (£14,940), and Nicolau Villa-Lobos in 13th (£32,810).
At the final table of eight, Robin Ylitalo then proceeded to eliminate Stefan Vagner in 6th (£119,225), whose all-in pre-flop shove with J-8 was no match for Ylitalo’s A-K; before being dealt A-Q and doing likewise to Ludovic Geilich (Q-8) in 4th (£193,340). After Greek plastics factory owner Georgios Karakousis (3-3) then dispatched Leo McClean(A-Q) to the rail in 3rd (£249,850), the final heads-up battle was set.
As the heads-up phase got underway, Ylitalo held an 11 million to 7 million chip advantage, and before long the defining hand was played with Karakousis all-in pre-flop holding A-6 to his opponent’s A-K. The board subsequently rolled out 2-5-5-8-J to consign Karakousis to a runner-up finish worth £349,200, while Robin Ylitalo was crowned the  2013 EPT London Main Event champion.
Final Table Results:
1st Robin Ylitalo    £560,980
2nd Georgios Karakousis    £349,200
3rd Leo McClean            £249,850
4th Ludovic Geilich    £193,340
5th Jeff Rossiter    £152,320
6th Stefan Vagner    £119,225
7th Jan Olav Sjavik    £88,175
8th Kully Sidhu            £60,640


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