Dane wins EMOP season III title

3 August 2011

DUBLIN, Ireland -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Søren T. Larsen from Denmark has won the fourth European Masters of Poker season III title topping a 303-strong field at Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin, Ireland on Sunday July 31.

He lifted €71,210 for his victory in the €1,100 buy-in event which saw the final table whittled down to Larsen over 137 hands - only 12 of which consisted of heads up play.

Heads up Larsen started with 4.5 million chips and was up against experienced Irish player Dara O’Kearney who had 1.5 million chips.

The final hand saw O’Kearney push his final 1.2 million chips into the pot on the button before being called by Larsen. O’Kearney had Kd 8h and Larsen showed Jd 9d which found a dream flop of Js 9c 7d and when the turn an river fell 6s 4s Larsen’s flopped two pair secured victory and the title.

The final results and payouts were:

1. Søren T. Larsen (DEN) - €71,210
2. Dara O´Kearney (IRE) - €42,720
3. Jukka Nybäck (FIN) - €27,880
4. Michael McCloskey (IRE) - €16,970
5. Jimmie Torneus (SWE) - €13,330
6. Sigurd Eskeland (NOR) - €10,300
7. Michael Muldoon (IRE) - €9,090
8. Johan Palokangas - €7,880
9. JP White (IRE) - €6,670

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

The tour now gears up for its fifth stop in Gran Casino, Barcelona, Spain, Dublin from September 29 to October 2, 2012.

Qualification for the €1,000+€100 buy-in main event in Barcelona is now underway on all poker sites on the Entraction network including 24hPoker, Club4Aces, NoIQPoker,, Victor Chandler Poker, and Irish Eyes Poker for as little as €2 or 200 VIP points.

August sees six Iron Man Freeroll’s take place with one EMOP Barcelona package worth €2,000 guaranteed in each event.

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