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October 04, 2011 08:11 ET

Norwegian Wins European Masters of Poker Barcelona

Andreas Hagen Takes Down EUR90,310 At EMOP Barcelona After Beating 454 Opponents

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) -

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Andreas Hagen from Norway has won the fifth European Masters of Poker season III title topping a 455-strong field at Gran Casino, Barcelona on Sunday October 2.

He lifted €90,310 for his victory in the €1,100 buy-in event after a heads up deal saw him take €80,310, his opponent Robin Appell accept €70,310. €10,000 was left to play for which Hagen duly scooped about 15 hands later.

The final hand saw Hagen bet 400,000 preflop with 7-7 and Appell move all in with K-6. The flop came A-5-2, the turn 5 and the river 7 giving the Norwegian a full house.

The final results and payouts were:
1: Andreas Hagen -- €90,310
2: Robin Appell -- €70,310
3: Daniel Marin -- €40,040
4: Mats Lundkvist -- €24,570
5: Johan Berg -- €19,570
6: Aleksi Hentunen -- €15,020
7: Roland Rozel -- €13,200
8: Tobias Stenberg -- €11,380
9: Paula Sanchez -- €9,560

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

The tour now gears up for its sixth and final stop of season III at Royal Casino Spa & Hotel resort, Riga, Latvia from November 17 to 20, 2011.

Qualification for the €1,500+€150 buy-in main event in Riga 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.

Starting today, October 3, players can take part in The Matrix promotion where players can put their daily VIP points towards a selection of prizes including EMOP freerolls and packages.

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

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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