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Czech Mate — Skampa Stamps Authority on European Poker Tour

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Feb 01, 2010

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By Rebecca McAdam and Ryan Lucchesi As 2009 drew to an end Jan Skampa from the Czech Republic finished fourth at the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Vilamoura in Portugal before following it up with a win at EPT Prague. However, Vilamoura will be remembered for Antonio Matias who plowed his way to the top of the leader board the day before the Vilamoura final table. The Portuguese player kept up the pressure on day five and persevered through the final until he was crowned champion at the Casino Vilamoura in November. In doing so he became both the tour’s oldest winner at 54 and the first winner on home turf since Sandra Naujoks in EPT Dortmund last season. He went home with €404,793 from a total prize pool of €1,561,700 for beating a field of 322, which included 62 other Portuguese players. “I like to think of myself as a ...


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