Even after a grueling 22 hour final table, John Juanda could not wipe the smile off his face as he held his fourth WSOP bracelet aloft and posed for the throng of waiting photographers. Cool and implacable, Juanda never lost his focus, went on tilt, or lost his temper on his way to victory tonight.
Kudos are also due for our runner-up, Stanislav Alekhin, who gave Juanda a true run for his money. Juanda admitted in his post-game interview that he found his opponent nearly impossible to read and has great respect for his game. Alekhin is surely a talent to watch on the circuit in the months and years to come.
For those of you who stuck with us throughout our 22 hours of final table coverage... well, you're all insane! Dedicated, but insane. It's been an exciting two weeks of poker here at the Empire for the 2nd annual World Series of Poker-Europe, truly a global event, with two Danes, an Afghan and and Indonesian-born American taking home the gold.
Thanks for tuning in and from London's Empire Casino we bid you good night... er... rather, good morning, and good luck!