Well folks, that's a wrap. After six days, 768 runners, 33 levels and a whole load of adrenalin, Jake Cody has been crowned 2010 EPT Deauville champion in a shower of silver confetti.
Cody's turning point was busting Hugo Lemaire's pocket kings on Day 4 with the humble
offsuit to propel him to big stack status, and it is perhaps fitting that those same cowboys that he cruelly outdrew should win him the title a day later. The 21-year-old former psychology student from Rochdale in the UK was playing his first ever EPT here in Deauville, and we can be certain that we will be seeing a lot more of him on the circuit in future.
Indeed it has been a vintage final table all round, with a slew of big names and an interesting smattering of extremely talented young poker stars of tomorrow, and can be taken as proof that the near-perfect structure of the EPTs means that the cream almost always rises to the top.
Thanks to all the staff from the EPT and Casino Barriere for a fantastic six days of poker, and congratulations to all the winners. We'll be back on the EPT trail in Copenhagen in just a few weeks' time, but until then, from all of us here in Deauville, it's over and out.