Quoss takes GBP220 650 home to Germany
 
The English Poker Open tournament concluded in victory for German player Fabian Quoss this week, rewarding him with a first prize of GBP220 650 and the George Trophy.
 
Quoss beat a total of 192 entrants in the NLHE event, which carried a stiff GBP3 750 buy-in and was played out at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair, London.
 
Quoss faced a final table that comprised Sebastian Crul, Mathew Frankland, Felipe Ramos, Andrew Brennan, Brent Lehring, Mark Norman, Salman Behbehani and Stephen Chimelski after three days of tough action to thin out the big entry field.
 
Big names that fell by the wayside included Phil Laak, Thorston Schafer and Liv Boeree
 
The game reached a climax when the composition of the heads up was decided by the elimination of third placed Mathew Frankland. The resulting confrontation between Quoss and Sebastian Crul was brief but exciting, with the German dominating the game to leave Crul with the runner up's prize of GBP129 000.