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A Guy Named Mats Wins EPT Event ... Again

Matswin3The Scandinavians have struck again on the European Poker Tour, as 23-year-old Swede Mats Iremark has won the EPT's French Open in Deauville. It's the fourth consecutive time a Scandi has taken the top prize in the EPT's second season, and the third time in a row it was a guy named "Mats" who claimed the 1st place cash (Danes Mats Gavatin and Mats Andersen won in Dublin and Copenhagen, respectively).

When the final table got underway on Saturday, Iremark was the sole amateur among the eight, which included Ram Vaswani, Isabelle Mercier, Stuart Nash, Mark Boudewijn, Theo Jorgensen, Patric Mårtenson and Kirill Gerasimov. But after more than 10 hours of final table play, the young civil engineering student from Gothenberg, Sweden was the sole man with chips in front of him, earning €480,000 + a seat in the €10,000 EPT Grand Final, to be held in Monte Carlo, March 7-11.

Here's the final table results:

1. Mats Iremark (Sweden) €480,000 + seat in €10,000 EPT Grand Final
2. Mark Boudewijn (Holland) €259,000
3. Kirill Gerasimov (Russia) €155,300
4. Theo Jorgensen (Denmark) €118,500
5. Ram Vaswani (UK) €97,700
6. Patric Mårtenson (Sweden) €76,800
7. Isabelle Mercier (Canada) €60,800
8. Stuart Nash (UK) €43,500

For more on the action, check out Gutshot.com and PokerStarsBlog.com, and get the Suffolk Punch's reaction on another Scandi win over at his column in The Sun.

(photo of Mats Iremark: gutshot.com)

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