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This Week’s Big Winner: Simon Brandstrom Wins WPT United Kingdom Main Event, Third Title Of 2019

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Nov 06, 2019


Simon Brandstrom has won the 2019 World Poker Tour United Kingdom $3,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. The 37-year-old player from Goteborg, Sweden outlasted a field of 690 total entries to secure his third title of the year, earning $330,000 for his latest victory. Earlier this year, Brandstrom took down the WPT DeepStacks Barcelona event for $305,529, and with this win became the first player to ever capture both WPT DeepStacks and WPT main tour event titles. Brandstrom also happened to win the European Poker Tour Barcelona main event, overcoming a record-setting field of 1,232 total entries to pocket more than $1.4 million. Brandstrom was awarded 960 Card Player Player of the Year points for his most recent trip to the winner’s circle. The finish was enough to see him climb into eighth place in the overall 2019 POY race standings, which are sponsored by Global Poker. Here are the five key hands that propelled Brandstrom to the title. Tournament: WPT United Kingdom Buy-In: $3,300 No. of Entries: 690 Prize Pool: $2,007,900 ...

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