The Unibet Open in Copenhagen is now behind us. After four days of play we have our champion, and, surprise-surprise, it is a Danish player. Frederik Jensen reaffirmed the domination of Danish players here in Copenhagen as he walked away from the tables with his head held high. His heads-up battle with Hungarian Emil Hegedus didn’t take long. Although Jensen came into heads up action as a 5:7 underdog, he quickly turned the tables and soon after it was all over. In the dramatic last hand of the tournament, Jensen flopped two pair with his Q-J against the A-7 of Hegedus. The board ran A-Q-J-7, but the river brought another Q to send the last obstacle standing between Jensen and victory to the rail.
Jensen won 625,000 DKK (€83,700) for his extraordinary performance here in Copenhagen, while Hegedus takes home 430,000 DKK (€57,600). Swede Greger Aktell finished in 3rd winning 275,000 DKK. Other players who made it to the final table were Knudsen (4th), Szuster (5th), Daniel Petersen (6th), Dziewonski (7th), Carsten Petersen (8th), and Kousgaard (9th).
The day started with fourteen players and they took their time before the final table was formed. Everyone was trying their hardest to get a coveted seat amongst the final nine, but five players had to bust first. Eventually, blinds got higher and short stacks started hitting the rail.
The action at the final table was fast and furious at times, with slower intermittent periods. Poker fans were certainly not denied the viewing pleasure as the live stream with delay gave them the opportunity to see the action in nearly real-time – and there was plenty to see. Players were not shy in pulling big bluffs and making bold plays throughout the final table.
The Unibet Open certainly did not fail the expectations. A couple of days of great poker was spiced up with the great overall atmosphere, the players’ party, and a lot of socializing and fun off the tables as well.
As for Jensen, this victory bears special significance for him. He had never before cashed in any Unibet Open events, although he does have an EPT title to his name.
Although this concludes things here in Copenhagen, the Unibet Open has only just begun and will continue with the tour in Tallinn in May/June. PokerUpdate will be there for you again to bring you the news from the tables in Estonia in just a couple short months.