European Masters of Poker

European Masters of Poker

January 24, 2011 09:52 ET

Stefan Hansen Wins European Masters of Poker Gran Canaria

Norwegian Takes Down EUR34,160 In Gran Canaria For Topping 213-Strang Field In First EMOP Season III Main Event

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Jan. 24, 2011) -

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Stefan Hansen from Norway has lifted the first European Masters of Poker season III title after besting a 213-trong field in Gran Canaria at the weekend.

He took down €34,160 for his victory in the €1,100 buy-in event at the Casino Las Palmas in the Canary Islands after a four-handed deal saw him receive the smallest portion of the prize pool.

Hansen beat Yohas Avidani from Israel heads up after pushing all in with 6-6 and getting called by 3-3. The board fell K-9-2-A-K and Hansen scooped the additional €10,000 and the title joining last year's winner Maciej Lipny of Poland as Gran Canaria champion.

The final table payouts were:

  1. Stefan Hansen (Norway) - €34,160
  2. Yohas Avidani (Israel) - €34,580
  3. Andrei Demchenko (Russia) – €24,940
  4. Pim van Wieringen (Holland) - €28,130
  5. Johan Berg (Sweden) - €10,220
  6. Stephen Sammon (Ireland) - €8,300
  7. Öystein Sannes (Norway) - €7,240
  8. Matti Konttinen (Finland) - €6,170
  9. Ran Sahanes (Israel) - €5,110

The tour now gears up for its second stop in Casino Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal from March 23 to 26, 2011.

Qualification for the €1,000+€100 buy-in main event in Lisbon is now underway on all poker sites on the Entraction network including,,, and 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

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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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