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Pieter De Korver Wins 2009 Pokerstars European Poker Tour Grand Final

Season-Five Finale Becomes

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Jul 01, 2009

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3 Million Reasons to Set a Record The poker world descended upon the fabled principality of Monaco in late April for the largest tournament in Europe: the PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final. The 2009 edition kicked off with significant momentum after a record-breaking EPT stop in San Remo, Italy, the previous week. That event set the record for the largest tournament field in European poker history, 1,17 8 players. One year ago, the Grand Final set the record for the largest prize pool in European poker history when €8,420,000 was up for grabs, with €2,020,000 going to the eventual champion, Canadian Glen Chorny. And the season-five EPT Grand Final topped those amounts, as 935 players poured into the Sporting Complex at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel to create a prize pool of €9,350,000, with €2,300,000 going to the winner. When converted to U.S. dollars, the top prize was more ...


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