Oct 04, 2012
The English Poker Open
By RTR Dennis
The English Poker Open (EPO) is one of Europe's newest and most exciting live poker tournaments, both celebrating and reaffirming England as one of the world's best live poker locations. Previously held at Nottingham's Dusk Till Dawn poker club and at The Palm Beach, Mayfair, London
The English Poker Open 2012
What began with 137 players came to an exciting conclusion with Mickey Petersen winning the 2012 English Poker Open. The Dane defeated Sweden's Chris Bjorin heads-up to win a £78,660 ($127,807) top prize and become "England's King of Poker." Petersen came into the heads-up portion with a 4.5-to-1 chip advantage, which really helped him push an aggressive style. Bjorin did manage to double up a couple of times, but he was never able to pull even. The final hand provided plenty of drama as Mickey shoved with 9c-9h and Chris called from the big blind with As-Kc. The board was dealt 7h-Td-8h-5s-5h, which made Petersen's pocket 9's the better hand.