With so many different events finishing up in the PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona 2012, we had yet another one to talk about. The 10k Euro Heads Up Championship also finished up yesterday with Terje Augdal being crowned the winner.
By winning the tournament he took home 126,700 Euros, which is a nice little earner after a long week’s worth of playing. He managed to win after negotiating his way past Timothy Adams in round one, Jussi Niemel in round two, Jonathan Duhamel in round three, Dan Smith in round four and then Marc-Andre Ladocouceur in the final.
The final actually lasted ten hours which really did make him work for his money. Augdal who is a Norwegian citizen who currently lives and plys his trade in London, actually steamed into a two to nothing lead and looked almost certain to take the title. Ladouceur had other idea’s however as he started to produce some good form and managed to peg one back.
The final was best of five and it was now set at 2-1 with Augdal needing just one more win to take the title. His opponent who is a French Canadian has recently finished in a very impressive 13th at this year’s World Series Of Poker Main Event for a payout of $465,159, and was always going to be a tough test for Augdal.
Ladouceur continued to play aggressively and leveled the scores at 2-2 which set us up with whoever won the fifth round would be crowned the champion. After a long fifth round and with players swapping chips all the time, Augdal eventually managed to beat Ladouceur and claim the title.
Augdal is a regular on PokerStars and uses the well known screen name “Terken89”, he is always seen frequenting the high stakes tables and has a fairly good success rate there too.
Augdal admitted that he went “card dead” for the two rounds he lost, but just told himself to be patient and the cards will eventually come back. Luckily for him they did for the fifth round and he was able to close the match out.
Augdal admits that he had a very tough draw of players to navigate past but freely admits that Ladouceur was the hardest of them all. “They are all very good poker players in their own right” said Augdal “However the last guy I played, Ladouceur was by far the best player of them all” he added.
The Payouts In Euros:
Terje Augdal – 126,700
Marc-Andre Ladouceur – 101,000
Justin Bonomo – 38,000
Dan Smith – 38,000
That brings another tournament to a close, however keep in touch as there are plenty more on there way.