Scandinavian Open Copenhagen European Poker Tournaments

Dates

Season Four – 19 – 23 February 2008

Venue

The Casino Copenhagen is the only casino in the city and it is situated in the biggest hotel in Denmark, the imposing Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel. The best way to explore this beautiful city is either by foot, or by guided canal boat. The canal tour will take you past many of the sites and sounds of the Danish capital including churches, castles and the iconic ‘Little Mermaid’.

Getting there

The Hotel is located in the centre of Copenhagen, about 15 minutes away from Copenhagen’s international airport and within walking distance of the main railway station

Contact Details

Casino Copenhagen, Radisson SAS Scandinavian Hotel, Amager Boulevard 70, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark

Telephone – +45 33 965 965

Email – info@casinos.dk

Structure

For the structure of EPT Copenhagen please go to our ‘Structures of the European Poker Tour’ page.

Results

Season Four’s Scandinavian Open was all about endurance, animation and the thrill of the hunt – both the winner, America’s Tim Vance and his arch rival at the heads-up extravaganza, Denmark’s Soren Jensen, kept the crowds intrigued with their excitement right the way through the five days of competition.

It’s no wonder that Vance was excited – the online qualifier bust seven other poker stalwarts to claim his prize of over 6 million Danish Kroner – about €834 964. The 46 year construction boss was close to tears when he picked up his champion’s trophy and the much needed cash. "Winning the title was at least as important to me as the money but I knew I was going to win today- I was the best player and I wanted it the most. It was a tough competition though – as tough as anywhere I’ve ever played and now I just can’t wait to call my daughter Nanzi. She’s been watching it back home with her grandmother," he said.

The heads-up lasted over 4 hours and it was a true test of endurance as the chip lead swung to and fro between Vance and the 37 year old Dane, Soren Hansen. Four hundred and sixty players from all over the world took part in the event setting a new Scandinavian record prize pool of over 21 million Danish Kroner – about €3 million!

Final Table

  1. Tim Vance (USA) – €834 964
  2. Soren Jensen (Denmark) – €472 675
  3. Magnus Hansen (Denmark) – €274 547
  4. Rasmus Hede Nielsen (Denmark) – €209 448
  5. Daniel Ryan (USA) – €172 653
  6. Nicolas Dervaux (France) – €135 858
  7. Simon Dorsland (Denmark) – €107 554
  8. Patrik Andersson (Sweden) – €76 420