Thursday June 6,2013 : POLISH MICHALAK TAKES ISPT MAIN EVENT TITLE
 
Six-way chop leaves final table participants smiling
 
Polish poker pro Jakub Michalak has won the inaugural International Stadiums Poker Tour Main Event at Wembley Stadium, pocketing Euro 436 000 and the title.
 
Michalak faced Frenchman Xavier El Fassy in heads-up with an almost 8-to-1 chip lead following the elimination of Nick Hicks.
 
A deal struck between the six finalists based on their chip counts before action began resulted in handsome payouts for the final six (as follows) leaving an over and above guarantee of Euro 200 000 to the winner:
 
Pete Linton                Euro 375 000
Alban Juen                Euro 290 000
Nick Hicks                Euro 254 000
Gwendoline Janot       Euro 243 000
Jakub Michalak          Euro 236 000
Xavier El Fassy          Euro 204 000
 
Overall, the often controversial ISPT founded by Bernard and Laurent Tapie which was billed as the biggest tournament in history, was hailed a success despite failing to attract the numbers it had hoped.