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UK’s Will Fry Takes 1st in PokerStars EPT Hungary
The European Poker Tour (EPT) made its first historic stop in Budapest, Hungary last weekend as Will Fry of Nottingham, England whittled his way through the impressive field of 540 competitors to take the 2st place crown and a healthy prize of nearly €600,000.
At 28 years old, Will Fry is a former casino croupier who plays regular low- to mid-level stakes cash game player, but after his sensational victory last weekend at the PokerStars.com sponsored EPT event, that may soon change. Fry routed some phenomenal pro poker players in Budapest, including the 2007 WSOPE winner Annette Obrestad, EPT London winner Vicky Coren, PokerStars Pro Katja Thater and recent RPT victor Bertrand “ElkY” Gropsellier.
The Main Event of PokerStars EPT Hungary took 3 days to complete, culminating in heads-up action against Romanian Ciprian Hrisca and Will Fry as Martin Jacobsen of Sweden busted out in 3rd. Hrisca and Fry battled it out for the next 30 minutes, each determined to skillfully whisk away the EPT title.
The final hand came down to a battle of raises and re-raises until finally all the chips were on the table pre-flop. Fry revealed pocket Jacks while Hrisca turned over A-6 off-suit. Hrisca’s chances grew minimally when the Flop came down Td-Qs-6s, but the Turn and River came up empty, giving Fry the triumphant win.
Ciprian Hrisca walked away with the second place prize of €342,608 and a great deal of pride for his home country of Romania. Will Fry claimed the PokerStars EPT-Hungary Title and a monumental cash of €595,839 for his 1st place emergence.