Live Events 2
£5,200 EPT London Main Event
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Event Info

Buy-in £5,200
Prize Pool £3,349,200
Players 596

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 0

Final Table Bios - Antony Lellouche

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Antony Lellouche
Antony Lellouche
Seat 4: Antony Lellouche, 28, Paris, France – 1,021,000 chips

This is professional French player Antony Lellouche’s third EPT final table in a year. At EPT London last year he came 6th for €140,081 and was runner-up at EPT4 San Remo for €505,000. Based in Paris, Antony mainly plays live poker in high stakes cash games around the world. He is both well-liked by his peers and mentors, including the "godfathers" of French poker Claude Cohen and Jan Boubli. Antony turned pro nine years ago, honing his skills at the smallest limit games at the Aviation Club. Fearless and intuitive, Antony has also made two WSOP final tables and gone deep in two EPT Grand Finals - 12th in 2005 and 21st in 2007.

Bio courtesy of Mad Harper from PokerStars.com.

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Final Table Bios - Michael Tureniec

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Michael Tureniec
Michael Tureniec
Seat 5: Michael Tureniec, 23, Stockholm, Sweden - PokerStars qualifier – 1,333,000 chips

Michael has played four EPTs so far but busted early in all of them before EPT London. Aside from military service, Michael has only had one job in his life – working as a supermarket cashier – a job he abandoned to become a professional poker player some four years ago. His best live results to date have been 400th in the WSOP main event in 2007, 2nd in a £500 NLHE side event in London last year and 3rd in the SKr 5,000 No Limit Hold'em in 2008 Nordic Masters of Poker in March. He won his seat to EPT London in the $800 Last Chance qualifier on PokerStars - only three days before the tournament started.

Bio courtesy of Mad Harper from PokerStars.com.

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Final Table Bios - Alan Smurfit

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Alan Smurfit playing in the 2008 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas in July
Alan Smurfit playing in the 2008 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas in July
Seat 6: Alan Smurfit, 66, Dublin, Ireland – 396,000 chips

A regular on the EPT circuit, Alan has cashed twice including 16th at EPT4 London for $32,641 but this is his first EPT final table. Smurfit retired from work five years ago after selling the family business, the Smurfit Group - which at the time was the second biggest packaging company in the world. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Alan has been based in the States for some 20 years and is now about to move to Las Vegas. He says he plays poker for a hobby but has had a string of great results in recent years including winning the World Series PLO Rebuy event for over $450,000 in 2007. His all-time poker earnings amount to $ 1,088,219 and he is ranked sixth on the all time money list from Ireland.

Bio courtesy of Mad Harper from PokerStars.com.

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Final Table Bios - Marcin Horecki

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Marcin Horecki
Marcin Horecki
Seat 7: Marcin Horecki, 31, Poland – Team PokerStars Pro – 309,000 chips

Born in Poland, Marcin Horecki is a former member of the national alpine skiing team but was forced to quit the sport because of injury. Marcin studied for BA and MA degrees and then worked in corporate finance. In 2006, he came close to making the final table of the €1,000 NLHE event at the Barcelona Open and this gave him the confidence he needed to turn pro. In January 2007, he cashed at EPT3 Copenhagen and three months later, he final tabled at the Asian Poker Classic in Goa for $29,000 and later in the year took down the €500 NLHE Rebuy event for $28,637 in the Austrian Masters in Vienna. Already one of the highest earning Polish poker players of all time, Marcin joined Team PokerStars Pro during the WSOP in July.

Bio courtesy of Mad Harper from PokerStars.com.

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Final Table Bios - Michael Martin

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Michael Martin
Michael Martin
Seat 8: Michael Martin, 24, from Washing Crossing, Pennsylvania - 728,000 chips

Michael has been playing poker for five years and turned pro in January 2007 after graduating in English from Penn State. Originally an athlete – he played college hockey for two years – he took up poker at the end of a hockey season and never looked back. Between November 2007 and April 2008 he won over $1,000,000 – after coming 2nd at the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam in November 2007 and then making 5th place at the EPT4 Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Michael’s mother has flown over specially to rail her son at today’s final table and has always supported his decision to become a poker pro. Michael said: “When I started, my dad wasn’t keen at all but my Mum was an enabler. She lent me my first $100 to play online with and when I made my first $1,000, I asked her if i should cash out and she said no!” Michael’s girlfriend Jen is also flying in to London to give her support.

Bio courtesy of Mad Harper from PokerStars.com.

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