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Anton Wigg of Sweden Wins the PokerStars EPT Copenhagen

Poker pro Anton Wigg of Sweden won the PokerStars EPT Copenhagen in Denmark on February 22nd, 2010, taking home a total of 494,000 euros in 1st place cash prize. The 22 year-old poker pro said that he is very happy about his win since he is up against the best poker players in the circuit.

Wigg outwitted a field of 423 poker players and a unique mix of a final table that included two-time European Poker Tour (EPT) Copenhagen finalist Magnus Hansen and Danish mechanic Morten Guldhammer, who won his slot for just $1 in a poker tournament organized by Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

Anton Wigg, who won his slot in a 500 euros satellite on PokerStars, defeated Italian poker player Francesco de Vivo for the title after a four hour heads-up match. Stig Rossen, a Danish actor and musical theater singer, who is playing in his first ever live poker tournament, finished in 19th place earning 10,750 euros.

EPT spokesman Kirsty Thompson said that that EPT Copenhagen has seen a lot of different personalities throughout the tournament and the atmosphere has just been electrifying. Thompson said that everyone came together to create a one-of-a kind tournament that is expected from the Danish stop of the EPT.


03/03/2010 12:14 PM