Tuesday October 4, 2011 : VICTORY FOR HAGEN IN EUROPEAN MASTERS POKER
 
Norwegian wins European Masters of Poker Barcelona
 
Andreas Hagen is the new champion of the fifth European Masters of Poker tournament, which has ended this week at the Gran Casino, Barcelona.
 
The Norwegian pro bested 454 other entrants in the Euro 1,100 buy-in competition to claim the title and the main prize of Euro 90,310 after a tough heads up with Robin Appell.
 
The two reached a deal which saw Hagen accept Euro 80,310, leaving another Euro 10 000 in play which he scooped up 15 hands later, whilst Appell cashed for Euro 70,310.
 
The final table consisted of Hagen and Appell, along with Daniel Marin, Mats Lundkvist, Johan Berg, Aleksi Hentunen, Roland Rozel, Tobias Stenberg and Paula Sanchez.
 
Hagen now joins Soren Larsen of Denmark, Abdul Atila Seiar of Romania, Jukka Koskela of Finland and Stefan Hansen of Norway as season III EMOP winners who took down titles in Dublin, Bulgaria, Spain and Portugal respectively.
 
The tour's sixth and final stop in the current season will be at the Royal Casino Spa and Hotel resort, Riga, Latvia from November 17 to 20, 2011.
 
Qualification for the Euro 1,500 + Euro 150 buy-in main event in Riga is now underway on all poker sites on the Entraction network including 24hPoker.com, C4A.com, NoIQPoker.com, Pokerihuone.com, VictorChandler.com, and IrishEyesPoker.com for as little as €2 or 200 VIP points.