Ian Hamilton won the EPT London Main Event
On October 28, Ian Hamilton won the EPT London Main Event worth 5,300 pounds and earned 644,400 pounds. A total of 749 entries were registered in this event, with a prize pool of 3,595,639 pounds. This victory was the biggest in the career of a 31-year-old resident of the UK.
Previously, Hamilton’s best result was the sum of 170,073 USD, which he received for 2nd place in the Mystery Bounty at EPT Prague. Now his career income exceeds 1 million USD. In addition to the money and the trophy, Hamilton earned ranking points. So, he got 1824 POY points, thanks to which he climbed to the 44th line of the CardPlayer rating with a total of 2918 points and earnings for the year in the amount of 918,441 USD. In 2022, the Briton played three times at the final table and won one tournament.
- Ian Hamilton — 664,400 pounds
- Jack Sinclair — 414,650 pounds
- Alexandre Vuilleumier — 296,150 pounds
- Roman Hrabec — 227,800 pounds
- Danut Chisu — 175,250 pounds
- Nils Pudel — 134,800 pounds
- David Docherty — 103,700 pounds
- Harry Lodge — 79,750 pounds
Famous poker players could not miss such a big tournament. Adrian Mateos (35th place), Ole Schemion (33rd), Henrik Hecklen (32nd), Conor Beresford (31st), Martin Jacobson (28th), Marton Czuczor (16th), Ben Heath (15th), Erik Seidel (12th), Benjamin Pollak (11th) and Harry Lodge (8th) got into the prize zone.
The tournament was held at the Hilton Hotel in London
The tournament was held at the Hilton Hotel in London for a whole week. The final day began with six players remaining, and Roman Hrabec was a chip leader. The first elimination didn’t have to wait too long. Just a few minutes after the start of the game, German Nils Pudel went all-in with pocket aces, and Jack Sinclair opposed him with A-K. Four cards of spades appeared on the board, and Sinclair collected a flush.
Danut Chisu was eliminated next. He went all-in for about 16 BB with K-J and ran into Alexandre Vuilleumier, who had a couple of queens. None of the players improved, and Chisu took 5th place. Roman Hrabec, a former professional hockey player from the Czech Republic, started the day as a chip leader, but by the time there were 4 players left at the table, he had lost almost the entire stack. As a result, he put his last 10 BB with A-10, losing to Jack Sinclair’s A-J in the course of the hand. Hrabec was close to collecting a straight but still could not do it and stopped at the 4th place. The Czech player won the largest amount in his career (227,800 pounds).
The 3rd place was taken by Alexandre Vuilleumier, who went all-in with A-Q and was opposed by Hamilton with Q-J. Hamilton collected a straight on the turn and knocked out his opponent. In the heads-up, Ian Hamilton played with Jack Sinclair. The stack of the future champion exceeded the opponent’s stack twice. Sinclair managed to seize the initiative for a moment, but Hamilton soon regained control. In the final hand, Sinclair made a 3-bet with A-Q, and Hamilton called with A-K. J-10-3-2-2 appeared on the board, and Hamilton became the tournament champion.