EPT Season 7
Recap of the 7th EPT Season
The European Poker Tour turned then to London, England, foregoing the popular Grosvenor locale for the Hilton London Metropole instead. Relative unknown David Vamplew not only outlasted the other 847 entrants in EPT London, but he managed to defeat John Juanda at the final table where Americans had the majority. Juanda had captured four WSOP bracelets but was knocked to second place, losing the ?900,000 first place prize to England's Vamplew.
EPT Copenhagen has traditionally, throughout the European Poker Tour, been dominated by Scandinavians; Season 7 was no exception, as the final table consisted of three Swedes, a Finn and a Dane. One of these Swedes, Michael Tureniec, finally made his previous experience in the EPT count for him and won the dk3.7 million prize. Tureniec had come in second at the London event and 39th in San Remo in Season 5. Also at the table was Juha Helppi, a Finnish World Poker Tour title holder and professional player known for playing the first underwater poker game, who ultimately finished 8th.