WPT Copenhagen Won By Emil Olsson

WPT Copenhagen Won By Emil OlssonSweden’s Emil Olsson has won the World Poker Tour Copenhagen, after defeating a field of 229 players over five days on his way to taking down the title, and collecting the $229,938 first place prize.
On Saturdays, as the final table of six got underway at the Casino Copenhagen, Emil Olsson was out in front as the chip leader (2.2m), followed by Stanislav Barshak (1.6m). The remaining players were then a reasonable distance behind, including Robin Ylitalo (934k), Jan Djerberg (824k), Philip Jacobsen (742k), and Morten Klein (568k).
Philip Jacobsen (10-10) then eliminated Jan Djerberg in 6th ($40,989), after the Dane re-raised Jacobsen all-in holding A-9 with the board subsequently rolling out Q-6-3-Q-5. He was followed soon after by a short-stacked Robin Ylitalo in 5th ($51,237), who went all-in pre-flop holding K-Q, but was unable to improve against Steve Barshak’s pocket kings.
However, after Barshak folded to a  six-bet shove from Jacobsen, he then became the short-stack at the table. Soon after, Barshak (J-9) was all-in on a J-10-3 flop, but Emil Olsson held Q-J and with no further help from the board Barshak exited in 4th for $68,316.
Philip Jacobsen (Q-5) reduced to just 7bbs was next on the rail after shoving into the Ah-Kh of Morten Kleinwith, and after he departed in 3rd ($93,080), the heads-up phase of the competition got underway.
At this stage, Norways Morten Klein (3.78m) held the chip lead over Olsson (3.09m), but an hour later Klein had been reduced to a short-stack before eventually shoving his remaining chips pre-flop holding K-8. Unfortunately for him, Olsson held pocket kings and so Morten Klein finished the runner-up for $145,164, while Emil Olsson was crowned the 2012 WPT Copenhagen champion.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Emil Olsson    $229,938
2 Morten Klein    $145,164
3 Philip Jacobsen $93,080
4 Steve Barshak    $68,316
5 Robin Ylitalo    $51,237
6 Jan Djerberg    $40,989

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