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Aaron Gustavson Wins EPT London Main Event

London Poker Festival Attracts Record-Setting Main-Event Field

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Dec 01, 2009


The European Poker Tour has grown by leaps and bounds over its six-season run, and one of its strongest stops has always been London, where the action has taken place at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino. Tournament officials saw an opportunity for growth, and expanded the series to 16 events, while moving the tournaments down the street to the nearby Hilton Metropole, which is able to accommodate more players. The 2008 main-event mark of 596 was easily shattered over the course of the two starting days, as the field grew to a whopping 730 players. The tournament no doubt benefited from the World Series of Poker Europe, which took place at the Casino at the Empire just before the EPT London kicked off. The £5,000 buy-in generated a prize pool of £3,540,500, which meant the eventual winner would walk away with £850,000. It took four days to reach the money, and ...

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