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Robin Ylitalo Wins EPT London (560,980)

Tags: ept london, pokerstars european poker tour, Robin Ylitalo, Sweden.
Posted on 14 October 2013 by "T".

A big congratulations to Robin Ylitalo, the winner of the 2013 PokerStars European Poker Tour London Main Event! The 27-year-old Swede (one of few Swedes who has final tabled EPT, WPT and WSOP) arrived at the final table third in chips, and after several hours of play he was playing heads-up against factory owner Georgios Karakousis from Greece.

Ylitalo had a 3-1 chip lead when the battle started and it didn't take long for him to seal the deal. This is how the final hand was played out:

Ylitalo opened up for 240k with AClubKClub on the button. Karakousis three-bet 620k with ASpade6Diamond. Ylitalo thought for a few moments and then raised to 1.45 million and then snap-called when Karakousis went all in with his final 6.2 million.

The flop came down 2Spade5Heart5Club and Karakousis needed a 6, a runner-runner straight or a 2 to have the chance of a split pot. Ylitalo's friends were cheering from the rail when the 8Club landed on the turn and brought him one step closer to the title. The dealer burned the final card of the tournament before turning over the JHeart on the river which gave Robin Ylitalo the title and a whopping £560,980!

1) Robin Ylitalo, £560 980
2) Georgios Karakousis, £349 200
3) Leo McClean, £249 850
4) Ludovic Geilich, £193 340
5) Jeff Rossiter, £152 320
6) Stefan Vagner, £119 225
7) Jan Olav Sjavik, £88 175
8) Kully Sidhu, £60 640

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6 comments on "Robin Ylitalo Wins EPT London (560,980)"

 lukasb14/10/2013 09:08:23 GMT
In comparison to the ladies event in paris this 1st prize looks gigantic. Probably had a way bigger field also... Man, what I wouldn't do with £560 980.... PCA for a little sunshine?!? definitely Tongue
 noonlion14/10/2013 09:34:25 GMT
I watched this most of the way through and from the final table Ylitalo definitely deserved to win although he also got quite a few sick hands.

The Leo guy essentially shove folded his way to third, simply played very cautiously and climbed the money.

Was hoping Geilich would do better but he got too aggressive and his image killed him - he donked out with a Q8s steal or something stupid while still holding a decent pile of chips which Ylitalo got.
 ELDONKOII14/10/2013 19:14:39 GMT
watched the full 8hrs was an awesome final table with karakousis, playing some mad poker and leo mclean they should call him the allin king lol i think it would have been just as exciting to watch wthout the cards face up Smile
 kilak15/10/2013 22:58:43 GMT
Nice payday for Robin Ylitalo, £560 980. The final table was great to watch
These guys are fearless with the amount of money at steak
 Macubaas16/10/2013 20:55:45 GMT
Congratulations to Robin, thats indeed a very nice amount of $$$ especially nowadays when less participants are on live events.

Can someone post a link with the video from the final table?
 doubletop77714/11/2013 11:35:00 GMT
yet another swedish phenom, they must have a conveyor belt producing these top top fearless poker players. gone are the days of ABBA and now they get their Money Money Money by playing poker!

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