European Masters of Poker

European Masters of Poker

April 03, 2012 07:16 ET

Joni Jouhkimainen Lifts European Masters of Poker Lisbon Title

Finn Beats Fellow Countryman In Portugal To Take Down EUR56,806 In Second EMOP Of Season IV

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - April 3, 2012) -

Editors Note: There is a photo accompanying this press release.

Joni Jouhkimainen from Finland has won the second European Masters of Poker season IV at Casino Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal.

The four-day €1,000 + €100 main event attracted 223 players from across Europe and saw a multi-national final table which featured players from Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Poland and Portugal.

Jouhkimainen, who started heads up with 2.7 million in chips beat fellow Finn Tomi Huuskonen, who took 1.9 million chips into battle, in around 30 minutes.

The final hand saw Jouhkimainen raise 200,000 from the button and Huuskonen called. The flop fell Jd 5d 2s. Huuskonen bet 175,000 and Jouhkimain called. The turn was 6s, Huuskonen bet 250,000, Jouhkimainen moved all in and Huuskonen snap called.

Jouhkimainen showed 4h 3h for a straight and Huuskonen showed Ad Ac and was relegated to second place having fewer chips than his opponent.

The final table payouts were:

  1. Joni Jouhkimainen, Finland - €56,860
  2. Tomi Huuskonen, Finland - €34,110
  3. Patric Mattsson, Sweden - €22,740
  4. David K. Lappin, Ireland - €13,820
  5. Martin Dahlqvist, Sweden - €10,700
  6. Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho, Portugal - €8,690
  7. Tomasz Kolodziejski, Poland - €7,580
  8. José "ZecaDiabo" Ruivo, Portugal - €6,460
  9. David Metelo, Portugal - €5,350

The European Masters of Poker now gears up for stop three at Crystal Crown Casino, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, from May 28 to June 3.

The main event buy in has been dropped 30 percent to €700+€70 while the starting stack has increased 30 percent to 26,000 chips.

Qualification is now underway on all poker sites on the IGT Poker network for as little as €2 or 200 VIP points.

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

Tuesday 20:40 (CET) - €75 buy in with four €1,650 packages guaranteed
Thursday 20:40 (CET) - €75 buy in with four €1,650 packages guaranteed
Sunday 20:40 (CET) - €150 buy in with five €1,650 packages guaranteed

April also sees a series of Iron Man VIP point freerolls, each with a €1,650 EMOP package up for grabs. The schedule is:

Event name: VIP-Points: Starting time:
Iron Man EMOP Bulgaria 1 VIP1 April 2, 20:15 CET
Iron Man EMOP Bulgaria 2 VIP50 April 9, 20:15 CET
Iron Man EMOP Bulgaria 3 VIP10 April 15, 20:15 CET
Iron Man EMOP Bulgaria 4 VIP250 April 19, 20:15 CET
Iron Man EMOP Bulgaria 5 VIP500 April 25, 20:15 CET
Iron Man EMOP Bulgaria 6 VIP750 April 29, 20:15 CET

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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.

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