Sebastian Pauli Won the EPT London Main Event, MacPhee Finished Second
Posted at 23:30 2014-10-18 by PokerNetwork Staff
After a week-long battle at the European Poker Tour London Main Event Sebastian Pauli was crowned winner of the 11th EPT ever hosted in London. Pauli took home £499,700 after an epic finale table that turned out to be one of the most entertaining and high-level final tables in recent memory. Kevin MacPhee was the unfortunate runner-up, but the £308,500 prize he took home will surely be a nice consolation.
EPT London Main Event Final
The final table started with eight men hungry for an EPT title, two of which had already experienced that feeling before. Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody took down EPT Season 6 Deauville while Kevin MacPhee won the Season 6 Berlin title. These two champions turned out to be the headliners everyone expected them to be.
Sebastian Pauli, Kevin MacPhee and Kevin Killeen managed to get to the final three, where the players briefly discussed a deal, but Pauli's unwillingness to accept ICM, as he found it unfair for the chip leader, made play continue with all the remaining money still on the line.
Killeen became the eventual third-place finisher for £220,500 when he shoved ace-seven of diamonds into MacPhee's ace-queen.
After a short break MacPhee started the heads-up battle for his second EPT title with 7,445,000 chips versus Pauli's 12,810,000-chip stack. At no point did Pauli give up his chip lead, but MacPhee came very close to closing the gap completely. Just when the momentum seemed to be shifting towards MacPhee, Pauli woke up with pocket aces and took a big lead again.
On the final hand MacPhee raised to 320,000, Pauli three-bet to 860,000 and MacPhee moved all in after quite some tanking. Pauli snap-called with ace-queen and beat MacPhee's ace-ten. MacPhee almost became the second two-time EPT champion, but in the end Germany gets its second champion of the 11th season of the EPT.
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