Jens Kyllonen is Champion of EPT Copenhagen
Final Table Explodes; Teen Takes Trophy
After five days of fast and furious poker, the final of the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Scandinavian Open wrapped up in a style quite like the rest of the week - quick, aggressive, and jaw-dropping. 462 players turned out for the event, all seeking the €878,057 top prize, and the starting days saw fields filled with some of the finest players out there, such as Gus Hansen, Bertrand Grospellier, Annette Obrestrad, Thor Hansen, Dario Minieri, and Isabelle Mercier. On day four, it took only around four-and-a-half hours to crown the winner.
The final eight starting the day were:
Rasmus Nielsen: 1,031,000
Petter Petersson: 407,000
Peter Hedlund: 367,000
Jussi Nevanlinna: 894,000
Jonas Klausen: 262,000
Jens Kyllönen: 366,000
Eric Larcheveque: 221,000
Anders Langset: 1,119,000
Here are some of the highlights of the final table which were captured in the Card Player live reports:
With play only in its toddler stages, there was already an elimination.
Peter Hedlund raised and Jonas Klausen responded with a reraise all in. Hedlund insta-called, and to Klausen's chagrin revealed pocket aces. Klausen flipped over pocket sevens, but they weren't going to be very lucky...
The cards unveiled themselves as Q 10 5 10 -- all Klausen needed was a club to make a flush, and that is what he got -- the A. However, the card that made him, also broke him as it gave Hedlund a full house.
Eric Larcheveque Eliminated in Seventh Place (€113,106)
Another battle of wills then began; this time it was Eric Larcheveque versus Rasmus Nielsen.
Nielsen was looking for a win, as he had been chipped down bit by bit from the start of the day. He decided to call a reraise of 216,000 (175,000 more to him) and flipped over pocket twos. Larcheveque showed K Q.
Nielsen's luck was about to go back to its usual form, as the board came down J 2 2 J Q.
Rasmus Nielsen got all his chips in with A 9 versus Anders Langset's A K.
The Dane's luck ran out as the board fell in Langset's favor: A-6-5-7-K.
Rasmus Nielsen performed amazingly well throughout his entire tournament, and although some may say he deserves more, he should be consoled by the €142,870 he gets for sixth place.
Just moments back from the first break and another player hit the rail.
Petter Petersson pushed all in with A-2 and was totally dominated when Peter Hedlund called with A Q.
The board dropped J 6 6 4 K, and with that Hedlund took Petersson out with the nut flush.
Jussi Nevanlinna Eliminated in Fourth Place (€220,258)
Jussi Nevanlinna shoved all in for 164,000, and Peter Hedlund called, as did Jens Kyllonen.
The board came down Q 5 2, and Nevanlinna had to await the others' actions. It's checked all the way down with an A turn and a 2 river. The players revealed their cards:
Hedlund took the pot down and Nevanlinna made his exit, collecting €220,258 for his efforts.
Jens Kyllonen raised with A 8, and Anders Langset called with A 4. The flop was Q J 9, Kyllonen checked, and Langset bet 200,000. Kyllonen snap-called.
The turn was a 7, and Langset moved all in. Kyllonen called immediately, and Langset knew he was out.
He was drawing dead as a meaningless 4 fell on the river. Langset left Peter Hedlund and Jens Kyllonen to fight it out for the top prize, but he walked away with a whopping €288,717.
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