Wow, in what must be the fastest EPT heads up match since Jason Mercier beat Anthony Lellouche in two hands, we have ourselves a swift and non-nonsense winner.
The railers had barely settled themselves down after dinner when their entertainment was cut short owing to Peter Eastgate's total lack of chips, but there was excitement enough in the couple of post-dinner big hands to make this a heads-up to remember.
Young American Aaron Gustavson started the day as massive chip leader and never looked back. He played impeccably, and got it admirably quietly. Even in collecting his trophy he just smiled politely, and we approve of that sort of behaviour. Reigning world champion Peter Eastgate, though he's proved himself to be far from a one-hit wonder, will have to make do with second place for once, as this title belongs to Gustavson.
Many congratulations to all our finalists, and from PokerNews.com in London, it's over and out.
Nikolai Senninger raises to 275,000 and Aaron Gustavson reraises to 800,000 from the small blind. The German makes the call and the flop comes , Gustavson bets out 1,140,000 and Senninger makes the call.
There's now 4 million in the pot at this point as the comes on the turn, Gustavson calmly declares all-in and Senninger sits expressionless playing with his chips.
After 3 minutes he calls.
The river is the and we're now heads-up between Gustavson and Eastgate. The former has about a 2:1 chip lead.