PokerStars EPT Copenhagen 2010 Won By Anton Wigg

PokerStars EPT Copenhagen 2010 Won By Anton Wigg Anton Wigg has won the PokerStars European Poker Tour Copenhagen after beating a field of 423 players to take the title and claim the 492,160 EUR first place prize.
The 22 year old from Stockholm, Sweden originally earned his entry into the €4,500 buy-in tournament via a €500 PokerStars satellite and following his victory commented: “It just feels so wonderful right now. I was in real trouble many times, but I kept my cool and told myself never to give up and I am so proud to have come through.”
Despite being just 22, Wigg has been a professional poker player for over 3 years now with his biggest live score to date coming in 2009 at the European Masters in Barcelona for €55,000.
As the final day’s action got underway, one of the nine remaining players had to be eliminated for the final table to be officially declared and a couple of hours later Danish player Magnus Borg Hansen was knocked out by Wigg and took home 29,000 EUR for his efforts. The remaining three Danish players left at the table were then eliminated in eighth, seventh and fifth, including Morten Guldhammer, whose $1 investment on PokerStars earned him a €57,100 return on his money.
After around 8 hours of play the heads-up stage had been finally reached, with Francesco De Vivo of Italy going into the battle the chip leader. However, the players continued to proceed with caution and it wasn’t until almost 4 hours of play that De Vivo, at a two to one disadvantage, pushed all-in with Kd10s only to be called by Wigg’s AhJd. With no help from the board the Italian had to be satisfied with his 305,000 EUR runner-up prize, while Anton Wigg claimed his first major title and received an impressive 492,160 EUR boost to his bankroll.
Wigg later said of his tough heads-up opponent, “It feels wonderful. I think (De Vivo) played really, really well but he was a little bit passive in the heads up.”
As the tournament drew to a close, EPT spokesperson Kirsty Thompson said: “EPT Copenhagen has seen so many personalities during this week and the atmosphere has just been intense. Everyone from car mechanics to opera singers and of course the world’s best poker players came together to create the upsets and fairy tales we’ve come to expect from the Danish leg of the European Poker Tour.”

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