It has been a long week of poker here in London and this lengthy final has been a fitting end to the biggest poker tournament ever held in the UK, as Britain can now claim the triple crown for this epic poker month in the capital.
23 year old David Vamplew, a recent maths graduate from Fife, has outlasted an extraordinary field of 848 including a final table where he was by far the least experienced live player at these high stakes. He knocked out Tom Marchese early in the day, and never shied away from locking horns with John Juanda either. Although Vamplew did get a little lucky when the two of them got to the heads up - remember that rivered flush when Vamplew was all in on the turn against Juanda's Broadway straight - he never looked like he felt in any way cowed by the big name pro, and played with admirable aggression and cool throughout.
Vamplew would actually have shot straight to the number one spot in the Scottish all-time money list even if he'd taken second place, but in taking first place instead he's just made the record a little harder to beat. Vamplew turned pro immediately after graduating, and before this big win his only live result was a small cash in the WSOP $2,500 NLH event this summer. Some of Vamplew's friends have had good results recently - his buddies Nick Risk and Max Silver won the UKIPT Main Events in Edinburgh and Dublin respectively - but Vamplew can now boast a bigger win than any of them. There is going to be some serious partying at the Edinburgh University Poker Club tonight.
After several long weeks in London, it's time for players and organisers alike to head home and catch up on some much-needed sleep. We'll be back on the EPT circuit in just a few weeks' time at the inaugural EPT Vienna, but until then, from all of us at PokerNews, PokerStars and the Hilton Metropole, it's over and out.