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August 01, 2011 07:58 ET

Dane Wins European Masters of Poker Dublin

Soren T. Larsen Wins EUR71,210 at EMOP Dublin for Beating Field of 303 in Irish Capital

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2011) -

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Søren T. Larsen from Denmark has won the fourth European Masters of Poker season III title topping a 303-strong field at Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin, Ireland on Sunday July 31.

He lifted €71,210 for his victory in the €1,100 buy-in event which saw the final table whittled down to Larsen over 137 hands – only 12 of which consisted of heads up play.

Heads up Larsen started with 4.5 million chips and was up against experienced Irish player Dara O'Kearney who had 1.5 million chips.

The final hand saw O'Kearney push his final 1.2 million chips into the pot on the button before being called by Larsen. O'Kearney had Kd 8h and Larsen showed Jd 9d which found a dream flop of Js 9c 7d and when the turn an river fell 6s 4s Larsen's flopped two pair secured victory and the title.

The final results and payouts were:

1. Søren T. Larsen (DEN) - €71,210
2. Dara O´Kearney (IRE) - €42,720
3. Jukka Nybäck (FIN) - €27,880
4. Michael McCloskey (IRE) - €16,970
5. Jimmie Torneus (SWE) - €13,330
6. Sigurd Eskeland (NOR) - €10,300
7. Michael Muldoon (IRE) - €9,090
8. Johan Palokangas - €7,880
9. JP White (IRE) - €6,670

Larsen now joins Abdul Atila Seiar Seiar of Romania, Jukka Koskela of Finland and Stefan Hansen of Norway as season III EMOP winners who took down titles in Bulgaria, Spain and Portugal respectively.

The tour now gears up for its fifth stop in Gran Casino, Barcelona, Spain, Dublin from September 29 to October 2, 2012.

Qualification for the €1,000+€100 buy-in main event in Barcelona is now underway on all poker sites on the Entraction network including,,,,, and for as little as €2 or 200 VIP points.

August sees six Iron Man Freeroll's take place with one EMOP Barcelona package worth €2,000 guaranteed in each event. The Iron Man timetable is:

Iron Man EMOP Barcelona 1: VIP1 -- 2nd of August 20:15 CET
Iron Man EMOP Barcelona 2: VIP25 -- 8th of August 20:15 CET
Iron Man EMOP Barcelona 3: VIP100 -- 13th of August 20:15 CET
Iron Man EMOP Barcelona 4: VIP250 -- 19th of August 20:15 CET
Iron Man EMOP Barcelona 5: VIP500 -- 25th of August 20:15 CET
Iron Man EMOP Barcelona 6: VIP750 -- 31st of August 20:15 CET

There are also 32 daily satellites feeding into the main weekly qualifiers which take place each:

Tuesday 20:40 (CET) - €100 buy in with three €2,000 packages guaranteed
Thursday 20:40 (CET) - €100 buy in with three €2,000 packages guaranteed
Sunday 20:40 (CET) - €200 buy in with five €2,000 packages guaranteed

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About European Masters of Poker

EMOP is a live poker tournament series running in Europe. EMOP gives the recreational player opportunity to play big international poker tournaments with affordable buy-in. EMOP chooses to cooperate with the best casinos in Europe to give the participants an unforgettable experience. Partners in the Entraction poker network will send at least 200 qualifiers to each event.

The European Masters of Poker gives the gaming operator a unique possibility to create ambassadors for and loyalty to their brand. EMOP is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Entraction Group. Please visit for more information.

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