Finnish player wins EMOP title in Lisbon

28 March 2011

DUBLIN, Ireland -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Jukka Koskela from Finland has won the second European Masters of Poker season III title after topping a 309-strong field in Lisbon at the weekend.

He took down €72,615 for his victory in the €1,100 buy-in event at the Casino Estoril in Portugal.

The Finn defeated Asger Boye from Denmark heads up when bet 200,000 and Boye made it 475,000 in total. Koskela moved all in and Boye called, his 10s 10h needing to overtake Koskela's Qc Qd, but failing.

The final results and payouts were:

1. Jukka Koskela -- €72,615
2. Asger Boye -- €43,569
3. Robert Svedin -- €28,428
4. Patric Mattson -- €17,304
5. Nikola Prijovic -- €13,596
6. Philip Jacobsen -- €10,506
7. Kristian Alfredsson -- €9,270
8. Niko Alatupa -- €8,034
9. Diogo Cardoso -- €6,798

Koskela joins fellow Finnish players Matias Knaapinen and Johanna Pyysing's as an EMOP champion. Last year in Lisbon, Englishman Timothy Timotheau bested the 393-strong field to take down the €86,680 top prize.

The tour now gears up for its third stop in Crystal Crown Casino, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria from May 30 to June 5, 2011.

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

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