The PokerStars European Poker Tour London has seen some impressive comebacks over the last two weeks. The likes of Pavel Plesuv and Henrik Hecklen spinning up their short stacks to the titles in the EPT Platinum Pass Mystery Bounty and £50,000 EPT London Super High Roller respectively.
Well, the United Kingdom’s Ian Hamilton continued the trend after he emulated the aforementioned players to take down the EPT London £5,300 Main Event for £664,400 at the fantastic Hilton Park Lane. The 31-year-old ran pure throughout the more than eight hours of play on Day 6 and overcame the sizable heads-up chip lead of fellow Brit Jack Sinclair.
“A couple of levels in I went out feeling a bit like demoralized and then just came back and said it’s time to put the pedal down and go for it. We’re here now, let’s take it while we can.”
Only six players remained of a field of 749 players heading into Day 6 of the £5,300 buy-in event, which generated a prize pool of £3,632,650.
Hamilton, who had $271,971 in live tournament cashes heading into the EPT London Main Event, according to The Hendon Mob, started the day as a short stack but was able to stay afloat with a little help from positive variance.
“I’m feeling very good,” Hamilton said after the victory. “I’m very tired, it’s been six long, long days.”
|PLACE||PLAYER||COUNTRY||PRIZE (IN GBP)|
|1||Ian Hamilton||United Kingdom||£664,400|
|2||Jack Sinclair||United Kingdom||£414,650|
|4||Roman Hrabec||Czech Republic||£227,800|
|7||David Docherty||United Kingdom||£103,700|
|8||Harry Lodge||United Kingdom||£79,750|