PokerStars EPT Sochi

EPT London - Main Event

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000
EPT London - Main Event
Day 4 Completed London EPT4 Champion: Joseph Mouawad

The online qualifier becomes the first man from Lebanon to ever win an EPT title and takes home £611,520.

He almost decided not to play the event when his traveling companions canceled their trip. “My friends are following the action from home instead. They’re very excited.”

Mouawad is married with three children and is a real estate developer from Beirut. He began playing poker nearly 15 years ago, but only took up Texas Hold’em two years ago when it became popular in his local casino.

This was 47 year old's first ever major final table.

Mouawad Takes It Down

The Pokerstars.Com EPT London Trophy
The Pokerstars.Com EPT London Trophy
Langmann raises 100,000. Mouawad calls, flop comes {6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. Langmann bets 150,000 and Mouawad moves all-in. Langmann dwells up and then calls.

Langmann shows {8-Spades}{9-Spades} and Mouawad shows {Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. The turn brings the {Q-Spades} and the river {8-Clubs}.

Mouawad says upon winning the Pokerstars.Com London EPT, "I feel very much magnificent."

Tags: Mouawad Wins London EPT

Big call.

Florian Langmann
Florian Langmann
A minimum pre-flop raise from Mouawad is called.

The flop came {4-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and both players quickly checked.

Turn {8-Hearts} and a 110,000 bet by Langmann is called.

River {7-Diamonds} and Langmann bets 300,000. Mouawad calls.

Langmann has only King high. Mouawad made the call with just one pair, sevens which he hit on the last card.

Langmann Fights Back

Florian Langmann
Florian Langmann
Langmann raises 100,000 and Mouawad calls. Flops comes {K-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{7-Spades}.

Mouawad checks and Langmann bets 110,000 and Mouawad calls. Turn is the {A-Diamonds} and both players check, River comes {9-Hearts}. Mouawad checks and Langmann bets 250,000. Mouawad calls and Langmann shows {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}.

Unusual Split Pot

In an unraised pot, the flop came {Q-Spades}{2-Clubs}{3-Hearts}.

A 50,000 bet from Mouawad is called.

Turn {4-Hearts} Both players check.

River {6-Hearts} and 100,000 bet from Langmann. Mouawad asks for a count of his remaining chips and is told the German has 760,000 left. Mouawad obviously considering a raise decided to just call.

They both turn over the same hand. Sixes and Threes for two pair.