03/18/2012 : DANISH VICTORY AT EUROPEAN POKER TOUR MADRID
Three way chop still delivers a Euro 495,000 payday for dashing Dane
Four days of intense poker action in the Pokerstars European Poker Tour Madrid resulted in Danish player Frederik Jensen taking home the winner's Euro 495,000 in the main event this weekend – a solid pay check despite a three way chop amongst the finalists.
Jensen also claimed the winner's $10,000 Shamballa Jewels bracelet for his time and trouble after a tough heads up against Scotland's Fraser MacIntyre.
477 players took part at the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Madrid, many of them seasoned players from around the globe.
The original first place reward of $545,000 was diluted by a three-way chop between MacIntrye, Jensen and third placed Andrei Stoenescu of Romania, spreading the love around a little more with the trio agreeing to Euro 290,000, Euro 395,000 and Euro 330,000 respectively, and the winner taking an additional Euro 100,000, the jewellery and the title.
Jensen, MacIntyre and Stoenescu faced a truly international final table in the event: Bruno Lopes (France), Ricardo Ibañez (Spain) Ilan Boujenah and Nicolas Levi (France) and Jason Duval (Canada).
The heads up was tough but brief, with Jensen holding a 2 to 1 chip lead over MacIntyre, which in fifteen minutes he trebled and then quadrupled before eliminating the never-say-die Scot.
MacIntyre's second placing finish was worth Euro 290,000.