In the two years prior to his win, Sweden’s Kent Lundmark, born May 19, 1988, had several five-figure scores including 29th in the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event for $66,000 and second in the 2010 Nordic Masters of Poker SKr 25,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event for $69,911. Then, in November 2010, Lundmark broke through by winning the EPT Barcelona for $1,127,604.
He did so by outlasting 757 other players including a final table that housed Francesco Notaro (8th - €70,000), Thor Stang (6th - €130,000), Konstantin Puchkov (3rd - €300,000) and Jesus Cortes Lizano (2nd - €525,000). The heads-up match with Lizano began with Lundmark holding a slight chip lead, and he never looked back. Twenty minutes after winning a big pot where Lizano missed a flush, Lundmark finished the job. He opened with a bet of 320,000 and then moved all in when his Spanish opponent three-bet to 880,000. Lizano called off with the and was behind the of Lundmark. The board ran out and Lundmark became an EPT champion.
Lundmark, who began playing poker straight out of high school, has been keeping busy traveling the European circuit and has amassed $219,989, $186,249 and $132,843 in tournament winnings in the three years since his win. Among his most notable accomplishments are a runner-up finish in the 2012 Unibet Open Paris Main Event for $129,287, first in a Full Tilt Poker UKIPT Galway €1,000 NLHE side event for $72,307 and second in the 2011 EPT Sanremo €2,000 NLHE Bounty for $42,051.