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Finn Wins European Masters of Poker Tallinn

Big Turnout for First EMOP event in Tallinn as Johanna Pyysing wins €69,440 in 248 Player Field

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The first leg of the inaugural European Masters of Poker series, held in Tallin, Estonia at the weekend, has been won by Johanna Pyysing from Finland who Bjorn-Erik Glenne came second in the European Masters of Poker Tallinntopped the field of 248 players ahead of former EPT Barcelona winner Bjorn-Erik Glenne from Norway.

Pyysing lifted €69,440 for his victory in the €1,000 + €100 buy-in event which created a prize pool of €248,000 which, in the current economic climate and with so much competition in the live poker arena, is a staggering achievement.

Third place went to Canadian former chess prodigy Jeff Sarwer.

  1. Johanna Pyysing (Finland) €69,440
  2. Bjorn-Erik Glenne (Norway) €44,640
  3. Jeff Sawrer (Canada) €29,760
  4. Janne Rusanen (Finland) €17,360
  5. David Hefner (Sweden) €13,392
  6. Sami Ollila (Finland) €10,664
  7. Daniel Destici (Sweden) €8,928
  8. Matias Knappinen (Finland) €7,440
  9. Janne Laaksonen (Finland) €5,925

The European Masters of Poker is a five-stop Tour which will move on to Bulgaria, Spain, Prague, and Malta. Each event has an estimated starting field of 200-400 participants offering a top prize of between €50,000 to €100,000.

Additionally the series runs a leaderboard offering cash prizes with the player who tops the league after the last stop receiving cash and a watch worth €10,000. Detials of the next venue remain to be release but the event will occur in April 2009.

 
 
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