EPT9 London: Markus Ristola tops the PLO turbo, wins £16,300

Markus Ristola won £200,367 back in the 2009 WSOPE Main Event when he finished 5th behind Barry Shulman, Daniel Negreanu, Praz Bansi and Jason Mercier. As a quartet to finish runner-up to it's an impressive bunch.

Ristola started this year off to a flier, too. He won a €5,000 event in January for €85,000 and has notched up his second live win of the year here at EPT London in a PLO turbo for £16,300. EPT London has a whole lot of side action, as well as cash games, the schedule of which you can find here.

EPT9 London, event #7
Date: 10 March 2013
Buy-in: £2,100
Game: PLO turbo
Players: 21
Prize pool: £40,740


Markus Ristola

1. Markus Ristola, Finland, £16,300
2. Elior Benjamin Sion, UK, £12,220
3. Alexander Grishchuk, Russian Federation, £8,150
4. Andrew Boccia, USA, £4,070

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Rick Dacey
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