Freitez Wins EPT 7 Grand Final

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2011. May 13.
The final table of the <em>European Poker Tour Season 7 Grand Final</em> took place yesterday, on May 12. Eventually, Venezuelan <strong>Ivan Freitez </strong>managed to acquire the<em> Shamballa</em> bracelet, defeating his last four opponents in a less than two hours long session, broadcast live with some delay.
EPT 7 Grand Final Final Table
EPT 7 Grand Final Final Table

Eight players were dealt into the first hand of the long-awaited finale of the tournament; they were all after the €1.5 million first prize. The final table of the €10,600 Grand Final at the Grand Casino Madrid was split into two parts: the first four players were railed in a live televised session, while the second part, featuring the final four, was broadcast showing hole cards but with a two-hour delay.

The setup of the final table was as seen below:

EPT7 GF FT Stacks

First out was Andrew Li, who shoved from SB with {#}3 {#}3 but a paired board favoured Eugene Yananyt, who called with {#}A {#}Q . Triple-crown prospect Alex Gomes was railed not one hour later, once again by Yanayt, who showed pocket tens against Gomes’ eights. It was, however, him to bust out next, a neutral board not saving his weaker pocket pair from Freitez’ nines. The first half of the show was finished with the elimination of Juan Maceiras in 5th place by Torsten Brinkmann.

The final four sat back to the table after a longer dinner break, and action resumed with Freitez in a confident lead. After half an hour of play, Andrey Danilyuk was out in 4th, after the Venezuelan rivered an ace to his {#}A {#}9 hand against the Russian’s pocket threes. Just before midnight, play got to the heads-up with Tamas Lendvai being eliminated in 3rd place for €550,000. The short stack Hungarian, who doubled up several times in the first part of the game, went all-in with {#}9 {#}9 which Freitez called with {#}A {#}9 . On the {#}3 {#}A {#}T {#}Q {#}J board, Lendvai’s nines did not hold up.

It only took about half an hour of heads-up play for the Venezuelan to finally get hold of the coveted EPT bracelet; his German opponent was behind all along, even though he managed to double up on Freitez right at the beginning with a flopped pair of aces. Eventually, Brinkmann went all-in with {#}A {#}K and Freitez called with {#}T {#}9 ; the {#}5 {#}2 {#}9 {#}6 {#}8 board earned the Venezuelan the victory and the €1.5 million first prize.



The winnings are as follows:

EPT7 GF FT Winnings

Congratulations to all the players in this great tournament and we cannot wait for EPT 8 to launch! Stay tuned for the Champion of Champions invitational today!

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