Full Tilt Poker pro Michael Tureniec wins 2011 EPT Copenhagen

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Full Tilt Poker’s Michael Tureniec has won the 2011 EPT Copenhagen – Main Event to earn DKK 3.7 million ($685,000).

The prestigious six-day event attracted a field of 449 players that created a prize pool in excess of DKK 15 million ($2.7 million).

Michael started the final table with the fifth-largest chip stack, but held over two thirds of the chips by the time he reached heads-up play against compatriot Per Linde. The pair battled it out for over three and a half hours before Michael finally won out.

Having held the chip advantage throughout the match, Michael always looked favourite despite Per surviving two all ins to double his chip stack up. However the third time was the charm for Michael as he finally claimed the victory. The final hand saw Michael move all-in with As-Jc, which received an instant call from Per who turned over pocket 7s. The board ran 2c-3d-5c-Jd-4c, with the turn card giving the Full Tilt Poker pro the biggest tournament victory of his career so far.

The tournament victory is the biggest so far for the Swede, and took his career tournament earnings past $2.5 million.