EPT Madrid 2012 Won By Frederik JensenMarch 18, 2012 2:09 pm
Danish pro Frederik Jensen has won the European Poker Tour Madrid 2012, after overcoming a field of 477 players over five days to lift the title, and collect the €495,000 ($652,131) first place prize, after a deal was agreed.
At the 2010 Aussie Millions, Jensen took 2nd place at the $10k event for $1,015,257, but this was the first time he has actually taken down a major competition. when asked later how it felt to win his first tournament, Jensen replied:
“It feels amazing…Just you saying I’m the winner, as I’m not really familiar with that when it comes to live tournaments and I’ve played a few.”
By the time the €5,300 tournament reached its eight man final table, Frederik Jensen was lying in 3rd place behind chip leader Ricardo Ibañez (Spain) and Fraser MacIntyre (Scotland).
A few hours later with just five players remaining, Frederik Jensen caught a huge break when his 3-bet (6-5) was called by Bruno Lopes with pocket kings. Jensen then 3-bet all-in on the 7-6-3 flop, and found himself a 2 to 1 underdog after the cards were flipped. However, a 5 on the turn made Jensen two pair and propelled him to a massive chip lead overall.
As the competition then played down to three players, a deal was struck whereby chip leader Jensen was guaranteed €385,000, MacIntyre €290,000, and Stoenescu €330,000, but with €110,000 earmarked for the eventual winner.
Andrei Stoenescu (K-8) was subsequently eliminated by Frederik Jensen (7s-6s) on a
10d-8s-5s-Ks-Qc, thus heralding in the heads-up phase of the competition.
At this stage, Jensen held a 2:1 chip lead and 15 minutes later it was all over after MacIntyre open-shoved with A-9 into Jensen’s A-10. With his runner-up finish,
Fraser MacIntyre is currently second only to David Vamplew on Scotland’s all-time tournament money list, while Frederik Jensen picked-up his first title, and has now taken his live earnings to $2,097,188.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Frederik Jensen €495,000
2 Fraser MacIntyre €290,000
3 Andrei Stoenescu €330,000
4 Bruno Lopes €140,000
5 Ricardo Ibañez €115,000
6 Ilan Boujenah €92,000
7 Nicolas Levi €69,450
8 Jason Duval €48,000