EPT Copenhagen 2011 Won By Michael Tureniec

Michael Tureniec has won the 2011 EPT Copenhagen, after overcoming a field of 448 players over six days to lift the title, as well as collect the €496,271 ($682,972) first place prize.
The Swedish Full Tilt Pro has enjoyed considerable success since cashing in at his first event in 2007, with his biggest score to date coming in 2008 at the EPT London where he finished 2nd for $961,902. With his latest victory in Copenhagen, Michael Tureniec has now boosted his live tournament earnings to an impressive $3,422,518
Going into yesterdays tough final table, Per Linde (Sweden) was the 4.98m chip leader, followed by Kevin Iacofano (USA) on 1.844m and Nikolas Liakos (Sweden) on 1.493m. Also at the table were Juha Helppi (Finland) on 1.47m, Michael Tureniec (Sweden) on 1.31m, John Eames (UK) on 1.06m, Mudassar Khan (Denmark) on 823k and a short-stacked Andrea Dalle Molle (Italy) on 417k.
Juha Helppi was the most recognisable pro at the table but was the first to exit in 8th (€39,755) after running his pocket queens into pocket kings. Pocket kings then eliminated Andrea Dalla Molle holding Q-J in 7th for €60,357.
Michael Tureniec then eliminated the rest of the remaining competitors to take down the tournament. First, Mudassar Khan picked up €80,476 in 6th when his A-J failed to improve against Tureniec’s pocket fives, followed by Nikolas Liakos in 5th (€100,595) holding A-8 to Tureniec’s pocket sevens.
Next, Tureniec eliminated USA player Kevin Iacofono in 4th ($184,587) before his Ah-Qh then dispatched John Eames holding Kc-Jc to the rail in 3rd (€187,778).
Going into the heads-up phase of the competition, Michael Tureniec held a 9.51m to 3.9m advantage over Per Linde but the battle still raged on for a further four hours before the definitive hand was eventually played.
Tureniec holding Ac-Jc made a raise pre-flop only to be re-raised by Per Linde with pocket sevens and before long all the money was in the centre of the table. However, Per Linde’s fate was sealed on a 5c-3d-2c-Jd-4c board and he had to content himself with a runner-up finish worth €328,612.
In the meantime, Michael Tureniec was crowned the 2011 EPT Copenhagen champion and collected €496,271 ($682,972) for his deserved win.

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