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March 28, 2011 05:24 ET

Jukka Koskela Wins European Masters of Poker Lisbon

Finn Takes Down EUR 72,615 In Portugal For Victory Over 308 Opponents In Second EMOP Season III Main Event

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) -

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Jukka Koskela from Finland has won the second European Masters of Poker season III title after topping a 309-trong field in Lisbon at the weekend.

He took down €72,615 for his victory in the €1,100 buy-in event at the Casino Estoril in Portugal.

The Finn defeated Asger Boye from Denmark heads up when bet 200,000 and Boye made it 475,000 in total. Koskela moved all in and Boye called, his 10s 10h needing to overtake Koskela's Qc Qd, but failing.

The final results and payouts were:

  1. Jukka Koskela -- €72,615
  2. Asger Boye -- €43,569
  3. Robert Svedin -- €28,428
  4. Patric Mattson -- €17,304
  5. Nikola Prijovic -- €13,596
  6. Philip Jacobsen -- €10,506
  7. Kristian Alfredsson -- €9,270
  8. Niko Alatupa -- €8,034
  9. Diogo Cardoso -- €6,798

Koskela joins fellow Finnish players Matias Knaapinen and Johanna Pyysing's as an EMOP champion. Last year in Lisbon, Englishman Timothy Timotheau bested the 393-strong field to take down the €86,680 top prize.

The tour now gears up for its third stop in Crystal Crown Casino, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria from May 30 to June 5, 2011.

Qualification for the €1,000+€100 buy-in main event in Bulgaria is now underway on all poker sites on the Entraction network including 24hPoker.com, C4A.com, NoIQPoker.com, Pokerihuone.com, VictorChandler.com, and IrishEyesPoker.com for as little as €2 or 200 VIP points. There are 32 daily satellites feeding into the main weekly qualifiers which take place each:

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

For more details visit www.europeanmastersofpoker.com.

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 www.europeanmastersofpoker.com for more information.

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