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Andreas Wiborg is the 2018 Unibet Open London Main Event champion

Publish: 2018-02-26 16:09:14

The first stop of the 11th Season of the Unibet tournament series generated 349 entries, creating a prize pool of £314,100.

Andreas is a 22-year-old student from Norway and this was his biggest ever live score. The last two remaining players, Andreas and runner-up Jonathan Schuman, cut a deal before the heads-up and decided to play for the trophy and £6,500.

Jonathan is an accomplished player, from England, he took down ESPT - UKIPT - Marbella Main Event in 2016 for $108,159, which is his biggest live achievement so far. There were several well-known players on the final table, with the likes of WPT National Champion, Laurent Polito (7th; £9,850) or Christopher Yong (3rd; £28,080).

Andreas wasn't planning to play the event, but one of his friends had won a package to the tournament, playing an online satellite on Unibet Poker. “They asked me to join for three weeks, but I said no as I had to focus on school. But at last, I joined anyway and was just going to play a satellite and hang out with friends if I didn't win a seat. On Friday I just decided to buy in.”

Even though he was maneuvering with a short stack for several hours, Wiborg finally managed to take the lead and pulled away at the beginning of the heads-up. However, Schuman was able to double up to close to even.

In the last hand, Jonathan 4-bet shoved with Ace-Queen and Andreas, holding Ace-Jack, called. The board seemed to run out clean, until the river, where the young Norwegian spiked a lucky Jack for the river.

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