EPT founder John Duthie said, "What a rush!"
Several media reps declared, "What a comeback!"
Just a couple of hours ago, it appeared that Michael Martin was dead in the water. He was on the brink of elimination and then he mounted his impressive comeback. He ran his stack up from 100,000 to almost 1.5 million inside of ten minutes. Then he busted fellow American Eric Liu to take over the chip lead.
Although he lost the lead briefly during heads-up play, Martin remained composed and he rallied to victory. He was propelled by his railbirds, who flew in this morning to sweat him. That contingency included his mother, his girlfriend, and his buddy... former EPT champion Brandon Schaefer. He did not disappoint them and made their last minute trips well worth the trouble.
When EPT hostess Kara Scott asked Martin what he was going to do with his £1,000,000 windfall he remarked, "I guess it's time for me to open a European bank account."
Congrats to Michael Martin...truly one of the good guys in poker.