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  • Full Tilt Pro Wins 2009 WSOPE Event #2

    Monday, September 28th, 2009 by t2admin

Poker pros are out in full force at this year’s World Series of Poker Europe so it is no wonder that a pro has already took down an event early in the competition. Full Tilt Poker pro Erik Cajelais earned his first WSOPE bracelet and over $169,000 when he took down the win at Event #2 in London.

The win was Cajelais first major tournament win as he has come very close on several instances. The best finish Cajelais had earned before the win was back in 2007 at the WSOP during a Pot Limit Omaha event when he finished second.

Event #2 of the WSOPE was half Pot-Limit hold’em and half Pot Limit Omaha. The buy-in was 2,500 GBP and 158 players registered to compete. The event took place at the Empire Casino in London and day one of the tournament got off to a quick pace and never let up. Cajelais played very well during day one and ended up finishing the day as the chip leader.

Day two went by quickly as well and the day soon began final table play. when final table play began Cajelais was seventh in chips and would have to face Full Tilt’s Howard Lederer, Men Nguyen and Hoyt Corkins along with the other players at the felt.

Lederer would be the first to go and when action got down to five players the game was stopped and players would return the next day. Coming back the next afternoon, Cajelais would be the smallest stack but this would not stop him from taking the win.

Cajelais earned a few big pots to take the chip lead and dominate the last hour of tournament play. Cajelais would knock out Nguyen in fourth place and soon begin heads up play against Mats Gavatin. When heads up play began Cajelais would hold an almost ten to one chip lead over Gavatin.
Cajelais would earn a full house in the Pot Limit Omaha hand to eliminate Gavatin and earn the WSOPE bracelet and large first place prize. but the day was not over for Cajelais, who had signed up for event #3 which had already started. So after earning his win, Cajelais quickly ran over to the next event to begin competing.

Final Results:
1. Erik Cajelais (£104,677)
2. Mats Gavatin (£64,705)
3. Robin Keston (£47,858)
4. Men Nguyen (£35,412)
5. Richard Gryko (£26,619)
6. Chris Bjorin (£20,106)
7. Hoyt Corkins (£15,302)
8. Ian Frazer (£11,732)
9. Howard Lederer (£9,117)

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