Morten Christensen Wins World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event
WPT Sees Dane Top Tough Field In Vienna
Morten Christensen topped a field of 396 to take down the €3,500 ($4,560) World Poker Tour Vienna main event for a nice payday of $410,519 after qualifying online in a €300 satellite.
The 27-year-old, who has been playing online for nine years and turned pro two years ago, beat Konstantin Tolokno heads up for the largest portion of the $1,651,053 prize pool, adding his name to the list of Danish players who have been causing a ruckus on the major European circuit of late.
Tolokno walked away with $251,166 for second place after he made his final stand moving all in over Christensen’s raise of 250,000. Christensen called and flipped over A 8 while Tolokno showed K 8. The board fell A Q 9 7 2 and Morten Christensen took the title, the top prize, and entry into the $25,000 WPT World Championship, which will take place at Bellagio, Las Vegas from May 19 to 26.
Christensen said, “I hope I now go on to build on the same hot run as my fellow Danish players. Gus Hansen won the very first WPT event. This was my first WPT and I won [sic]! It would be fantastic to emulate him.” His win in Vienna earns him 900 Card Player Player Of The Year points which puts him in 53rd place on the leader board.
Here are the final table results, payouts, and Card Player POY Points:
1. Morten Christensen $410,519 (900 POY Points)
2. Konstantin Tolokno $251,166 (750 POY Points)
3. Ben Wilinofsky $161,003 (600 POY Points)
4. Ognjen Sekularac $111,095 (450 POY Points)
5. Goswin Siemsen $82,106 (375 POY Points)
6. Norbert Szecsi $64,318 (300 POY Points)