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Buy-In: $9,463 + $364
Prize Pool: $4,517,401
Entrants: 596

EPT Main Event

  • Oct 01, '08 - Oct 05, '08


Updates on Final Day (Oct 05, 08)


Michael Martin Wins EPT London (£1,000,000)

Michael MartinMichael Tureniec gets all of his chips into the middle against Michael Martin and they turn up their cards:

Tureniec: K9
Martin: 44

Board: 63242

Martin wins the tournament on the hand, and he wins £1,000,000 in prize money for the first major tournament win of his career. Michael Tureniec takes home £525,314 for his second-place finish.

Stay tuned for a recap of the final table.


Player Tags: Michael Martin,   Michael Tureniec

Penultimate Call of the Tournament

Michael Martin raises to 250,000 preflop and Michael Tureniec makes the call. The flop iss dealt J106 and both players check. The turn brings the 3 and Turniec opens the action for 380,000. Martin makes the call. The J falls on the river and Tureniec leads out once again, this time for 680,000. Martin goes into the tank for a minute and eventually makes the call. Tureniec reveals Q-4 for a bluff, and Martin shows K-10 for two pair, jacks and 10s. Martin takes down the large pot and grows his stack to 4,630,000 to take a huge lead in the heads-up match. Tureniec now holds just 1,375,000.

Player Tags: Michael Martin,   Michael Tureniec

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They're Back

The players are back in their seats and the blinds are now 60,000-120,000 with no ante. Here are the chip counts:

Michael Martin: 3,140,000
Michael Tureniec: 2,865,000


Break Time

The players will now be on a 15-minute break.


EPT Live Video Feed

Catch every hand of the head's-up match on the EPT Live video feed.


Prolonged Chess Match

After doubling up, Michael Tureniec began to inch back into contention against Michael Martin to the point where the chip stacks were close to even. That was when Martin picked up 1 million on a board of Q7429 when he turned over Q-2 to take down the pot. Tureniec mucked his hand and the chip counts got back to where they were when the heads-up match began. Martin has about 4.3 million and Tureniec 1.6 million.


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Back in Action

The players are back and action has begun. A few hands into heads-up play the blinds jumped to 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante.

Heads-up Chip Counts:

Michael Martin: 4,800,000

Michael Tureniec: 1,205,000



Michael Tureniec Doubles Up

Michael Martin moves all in preflop and Michael Tureniec makes the all-in call. Their cards:

Martin: 77
Tureniec: AJ

Board: AA2K3

Tureniec doubles up on the hand, and he is back in the match.

Player Tags: Michael Martin,   Michael Tureniec
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