NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Baekke Breaks Through At EPT Snowfest
March 27, 2022
Denmark’s own Allan Baekke, the Day 3 chip leader of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Snowfest event, successfully plowed his way all the way to the final table with the sizable stack that was largely built druing that third day, rarely relinquishing his lead and successfully shoving past his last seven foes as well, until finally sitting alone, holding all the chips and the first major title of his tournament career.

As easy as that may sound when read, despite being the chip leader over the last three days, the road to the EPT inaugural Snowfest title wasn’t actually that elementary for Baekke.  Allan had to outlast 545 high level opponents to earn the Snowfest €445,000 top prize, including Russell Carson and Johannes Strassmann, arguably two of his toughest opponents heading into the final table, and as fate would have it, the last two he had to defeat to score the win.

The battle during the three-handed portion of final table play was long and impressive, and surprisingly didn’t get much easier for Baekke even with the elimination of Strassmann in third, as online crusher Russell Carson refused to go softly into that good night, but eventually, after a large classic coin flip type situation, Carson had to claim the runner-up title and the nearly $400,000 USD that went to second, allowing Allan the chance to bask in the glow of EPT victory.

The final table finish positions for the 2010 PokerStars EPT Snowfest were as follows:

1st.  Allan Baekke- €445,000

2nd.  Russell Carson- €296,000

3rd.  Johannes Strassmann- €166,000

4th.  Alain Medesan- €111,000

5th.  Brent Wheeler- €88,000

6th.  Jonathan Schroer- €65,000

7th.  Lukas Baumann- €46,000

8th.  Daniel Van Kalkeren- €37,000

For more information on the PokerStars EPT Snowfest visit www.europeanpokertour.com, or check out the PokerStars blog.


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