Frederik Jensen binks EPT Madrid

Dane sees off Brit Fraser MacIntyre for €495,000

The amazing run of British success in poker almost continued this weekend when Scot Fraser MacIntyre came narrowly close to winning EPT Madrid for Team UK, losing to eventual winner Frederik Jensen heads-up for the title and €495,000.

Ayr local MacIntyre, one of more than 100 players who satellited into Madrid via PokerStars, came into the event boasting a career-best cash of €16,900 before walking off with €290,000 after failing to overcome a substantial chip deficit to Jensen heads-up.

Jensen took just six hands to see off the Scot, and in the final hand, Macintyre shoved with Ad-9s into Jensen´s Ac-10h but the dealer couldn’t muster a nine, making it a Danish one-two after PokerStars pro Mickey Petersen’s EPT win in Copenhagen last month.

Jensen, who adds the €450,000 prize to his second place finish at last year’s Aussie Millions main event, said it felt ‘pretty damn amazing to win’.

‘I just followed my game plan today which was to grind steadily and not play too many big pots,’ he added. ‘I’ve played a lot of pots against MacIntyre in the last few days and he actually had the better of me. I tried to bluff him several times and none of it worked. It feels great to win – now I’m going to go celebrate with my amazing girlfriend.’

A total of 477 players from 46 countries competed in this season’s EPT Madrid Main Event creating a total prizepool of € 2,313,450, and among the notable cashes was EPT Dortmund champion Mike McDonald (who bubbled the final table) finishing ninth for €35,000, meaning we’ll have to wait a while longer before crowning the first ever double EPT champ.

Here’s how EPT Madrid finished up:

1. Frederik Jensen $652,131
2. Fraser MacIntyre  $382,057
3. Andrei Stoenescu $434,754
4. Bruno Lopes $184,441
5. Ricardo Ibañez $151,505
6. Ilan Boujenah $121,204
7. Nicolas Levi $91,496
8. Jason Duval $63,237

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