Ruben Visser has defeated a tough final table to win the 2013 European Poker Tour London Main Event at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino.
The twenty-four-year old took home his maiden European Poker Tour title as well as the first place prize of £595,000.
The final table was stacked with leading poker professionals like Chris Moorman and Theo Jorgensen and Visser said the standard of play was extremely high.
“The table was really difficult, it was a really stacked final table,” Visser said.
With such a talented group of players luck was always going to play be a factor in the final outcome of the event.
Visser got a bit of luck when the tournament was down to six players that he believed was the pivotal hand of the tournament.
“The key hand for me was when we were six handed I won a big flip against Christopher Frank with my pocket nines beating his Ace-King, which was pretty much all-in for me as well and I was really lucky to double there rather than be completely crippled,” Visser said.
“Later on in the tournament I won a big flip against Theo Jorgensen with my Ace-Eight against his pocket fours when I rivered an ace which sent him home and me to the chip lead.”
Visser has had a great deal of success during his poker career but he was delighted to capture his first major tournament victory.
“This means a lot to me,” the Dutchmen said.
“I have some firsts before but they have always been in small tournaments and in my deep runs in major events before I’ve always fallen a few tables short of the big money.
“I enjoy the recognition and all the fun that goes with winning a tournament like this.
“It’s just awesome to finally win a EPT event I’ve played quite a few times and never gotten this close before and it feels really good.”
The European Poker Tour continues next month in Berlin with the event starting on the 17th of April.
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