David Vamplew, 23, made it to the final table 3rd in chips, but he was almost half a stack behind Kyle Bowker and poker legend John Juanda. These 3 remained in the top of the field until they were the last men standing. Kyle Bowker was first out and then it was Juanda and Vamplew who played heads-up for the EPT title. The heads-up was quite even at first, Juanda with a slight advantage though. After sometime, 2 big pots ended up on Juanda's side of the table and suddenly he had a 4-1 chip advantage. At this point, everything pointed Juanda's way and he was very close of winning his first EPT title.
Vamplew, however, had no plans whatsoever to give up and now he switched gears and started playing fantastic poker. After an amazing comeback, and with a bit of help from the poker gods, Vamplew took home the tournament and the first place prize of £900,000.
Final Table results:
1st - David Vamplew, UK, £900,000
2nd - John Juanda, USA, £545,000
3rd - Kyle Bowker, United States, £300,000
4th - Artur Wasek, Poland, PokerStars qualifier, £240,000
5th - Kayvan Payman, Canada, £190,000
6th - Fernando Brito, Portugal, £145,000
7th - Tom Marchese, USA, PokerStars player, £100,000
8th - Per Ummer, Cyprus, £66,800