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   Thursday, June 13 2024 
EPT London: Benny Splinder's victory at the Main Event

The verdict finally fell at the main event of the European Poker Tour London (EPT). The title of this edition 2011 has been awarded to the German player Benny Splinder who had the privilege to go home with a gain of £ 750,000 thanks to his victory. After having defeated the final table's chipleader Martins Adeniyi at the 7 th place, Splinder dominated completely the game. He started the final duel between him and Steve O'Dwyer with a large advantage in number of chips because he detained a stack of 13.49 million chips against 7.145 million for his opponent. The battle was short and the German won without any problems the title of EPT London champion 2011. Note that Splinder already got good performances in the EPT circuit. He finished 12th duringt the edition 2009 and he was also ranked in the place of runner up at the € 25,000 High Roller of the EPT Grand Final.

At 26 years old, therefore, Benjamin Splinder of his real name, became one of the greatest poker player in Germany because he is the second player holding the largest gain in live tournaments in the country. He currently has $ 3,122,683 of gains while his compatriot Sebastian Ruthenberg who occupies the first place has $ 3,444,118. Regarding the results of the other finalists, O'Dwyer pocketed £ 465,000 for his performance and was entitled to the second place of the podium of the poker room at the Hilton Metropole. Andre Klebanov won the bronze place with a premium of £ 265,000. Juan Manuel Pastor, Mattias Bergstrom, Kevin Iacofano and Miroslav Benes were respectively ranked at the 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th place.

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