Andrew Chen Wins EPT London High Roller and Climbs Canadian All-Time Money List

Andrew Chen wins EPT London High Roller

The past couple of days was a weekend for Canadians to prove their talent in high-roller tournaments.

Shortly after Mike Leah won his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and $600,000 AUD in the $25,000 WSOP Asia-Pacific High Roller event, fellow Ontarian Andrew Chen won the £10,300 High Roller event at European Poker Tour (EPT) London.

For his win, the globe-trotting poker pro earned £394,200 — the second-largest cash of his career, topped only by his runner-up finish in the EPT Berlin Main Event back in 2012. Now, with over $4 million in live tournament earnings, Chen jumps into 11th place on the all-time Canadian money list.

Chen's win came after a very quick heads-up match against Fady Kamar that began with Kamar holding a slim chip lead. But, when both players quickly got all the chips in on the turn with the board reading {q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and both of them holding two pairs, Chen crippled his opponent with his {q-Clubs}{8-Hearts} to the {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} of Kamar. All the chips went in on the next hand with Kamar having only two big blinds left. Chen's {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} held against the {a-Clubs}{9-Spades} of Kamar, giving Chen the 2014 EPT London High Roller title.

Final Table Payouts

1Andrew Chen£394,200
2Fady Kamar£267,000
3Craig McCorkell£178,000
4Leonid Markin£145,800
5Salman Behbehani£117,000
6Martin Quack£90,700
7Philippe D'Auteuil£67,200
8Jorryt van Hoof£49,400

In addition to Leah's and Chen's big victories, Sorel Mizzi also found a first-place finish in the £5,200 six-max turbo event at EPT/UKIPT London for a prize of £61,000, proving to the world that Canadians are at the top of this game.

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