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Timothy Timotheau wins European Masters of Poker Lisbon

30 March 2010

DUBLIN, Ireland -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Timothy Timotheau has beaten 393 opponents to lift the European Masters of Poker Lisbon title and the first prize of EUR86,680 despite having been the short stack at the end of play on day 1a with just 5,300 in chips.

The event, held at Casino Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal, from March. 25 to 28, 2010 was the third stop on season II of the EMOP tour.

After three days of play only six hands heads-up were required to find the winner and the final hand saw Povilas Purtokas from Lithuania complete the blinds and Timotheau check. The flop came K-7-4 rainbow and both players checked.

The turn fell a jack and Timotheou bet 140,000. Purtokas shoved all in, and the Brit called. Timotheau had K-9, for top pair while Purtokas had T-T. Only one of the two remaining tens could save Purtokas but the river was a four and Timotheau was crowned EMOP Lisbon champion.

The final table payouts were:

1. Timothy Timotheau - EUR86,680
2. Povilas Purtokas - EUR53,190
3. Henrik Torsteenson - EUR34,672
4: Diogo Borges - EUR22,064
5: Paul Lucey - EUR17,336
6: Joao Candeias - EUR13,396
7: Mikael Tholander - EUR11,820
8: Mariusz Beranden - EUR10,244
9: Pyry Oksanen - EUR8,668

Among the big name players attending the event were recent EPT winner and former EMOP winner Anton Wigg, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Joao Barbosa, Lars Kjestrup, Per Hildebrand, and Johan Storakers.

Qualification for the EUR1,000+EUR100 buy-in main event in Campione, Italy from May 27 to 30, 2010 through regularly scheduled satellites and feeders is now underway on all poker sites on the Entraction network including premium partners' 24hPoker.com, C4A.com, NoIQPoker.com, Pokerihuone.com, Pokerdassi.com, and Potraiser.com, for as little as EUR2 or 200 VIP points.

There are 32 daily satellites feeding into the main weekly qualifiers which take place each:

Tuesday 20:40 (CET) - EUR100 buy in with five EUR2,000 packages guaranteed

Thursday 20:40 (CET) - EUR100 buy in with five EUR2,000 packages guaranteed

Sunday 20:40 (CET) - EUR200 buy in with eight EUR2,000 packages guaranteed

At the end of January 2010 Maciej Lipny won the European Masters of Poker Gran Canaria topping the sold out field of 288 players to take down EUR66,240 at the Casino Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.

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Timothy Timotheau wins European Masters of Poker Lisbon is republished from Online.CasinoCity.com.