John Juanda Wins £545,000 At 2010 EPT London

Poker superstar John Juanda has just won £545,000 ($887,622) at the 2010 EPT London Main Event to take his career live tournament winnings to an amazing $11,255,882.
The Indonesian born pro has now moved up to 6th position on poker’s ‘All Time Money List,’ gaining two places at the expense of Joe Hachem (7th) and Peter Eastgate (8th).
Juanda might have relegated Phil Hellmuth Jr from his 4th place on the list had he managed to capture the 2010 EPT London title worth £900,000 ($1,414,014), but that honour fell to UK player David Vamplew after an exciting heads-up battle.
When the £5,250 buy-in tournament got started five days ago a UK record field of 848 players entered the competition, which was eventually whittled down to a final table of eight where Kyle Bowker, John Juanda, and David Vamplew  held two-thirds of the chips left in play.
By the time Juanda went heads-up against the 23 year-old Scottish pro, he held a near 4-1 chip lead but doubled his opponent up on a J-J-7 board with Vamplew holding J-T to Juanda’s J-2.
Despite Juanda’s best efforts Vamplew then continued to double up whenever his tournament life was on the line to eventually hold a 2-1 advantage of his own.
However, when it was Juanda’s time to catch a break his K-2 shove failed to improve over Vamplew’s A-3 who hit an A on the flop to effectively clinch the EPT crown. Commenting on his famous victory in London the maths graduate from Aberdour said:
“At the moment I’m really tired. John played really, really well and you have to get lucky…It’s going to take a while to sink in. I had to get lucky to win. I won a few all-ins but I’m pretty proud of the way I played. I’m pleased with myself for sure.”
John Juanda was hoping to add an EPT title to his 4 WSOP bracelets, but his final table appearance at least ensured him of 1,600 points towards the Player Of The Year (POY) race, where he currently lies in 5th place.

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