You may well recognise Anton Wigg’s name from his EPT Copenhagen win back in 2010, where he collected DKr 3,675,000 ($672,818) and a nice shiny trophy. The Danish leg of the EPT was often viewed as one of the toughest to win: a field packed full of aggressive Scandi’s all too keen on six-bet shoving with jack-high. Wigg came out on top there and has since followed that up with a string of results that have pumped up his live tournament winnings to $1,458,677.
Today’s win makes it six EPT side events won since 2009, with another eight final table finishes. That makes for some impressive reading, not least of all his 42.8% final table to win conversion rate (assuming that all were nine-handed, which at least one of them wasn’t). Add another €31,100 to his career winnings.
EPT9 Deauville, event #5
Date: 3 February 2013
Game: PLO Turbo
Prize pool: $111,720
1. Anton Wigg, Sweden, €39,100
2. Elie Payan, France, €24,580
3. Idris Ambraisse, France, €14,520
4. Danilo Donnini, Italy, €10,610
5. Georges Ghossan, Lebanon, €7,820
6. Pascal Leyo, France, €5,590
7. Michael Fratty, France, €5,030
8. Jean-Noel Thorel, France, €4,470
Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.