The EPT Scandinavian Open tournament, which ended on Sunday, had 288 entrants, generating a prize pool of just under 8,000,000 Kr (€1m).
Mads Andersen, a 35-year-old from Copenhagen, emerged the winner. Mads earned 2,548,070 Kroner (€341,000), for his win, as well as a €10,000 seat for the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo, to be held 7th-11th March, 2007.
Mads was the World Backgammon Champion in 2002, but switched his focus to poker soon after with lucrative results.
Afterwards Mads commented; "I've been playing really well recently and I felt it was only a matter of time before I won a major title”. But it was no easy win for him, for the final table saw a fight to the finish for a record 10 hours.