Amazingly its getting a bit samey writing about young British online pros taking down the biggest events in the world – but here we are once again. Last night David Vamplew of Scotland defeated John Juanda in a tense heads up battle to capture EPT London for £900,000.
23 year old Vamplew was one of the long time chip leaders in this event but he didn’t have it his own way at the final, repeatedly having to come back from a short stack to get heads up. Not only has he captured his first major title, he also automatically becomes the top earning Scottish player of all time with this pay day.
John Juanda, who was already the all time money winner in English tournaments, took £545,000 for his second place. This will take his all time winnings up to approximately $11,318,522 which should see him leap frog Peter Eastgate, Joe Hachem and Scotty Nguyen to get 5th the all time money rankings.
So that’s 4 EPT Titles, 1 WPT title, 1 Irish Open Title, 5 WSOP bracelets and 2 WSOPE Bracelets this year for young British poker talent – it could be worse I suppose.
Well done to David Vamplew who we will see very soon indeed, as he will be playing in the PokerStars UKIPT Champion of Champions event this week.
See how he did it via our PokerStars EPT Live Updates.