37-year-old Simon Brandstrom, from Goteborg, Sweden, claimed his third title for the year when he won the 2019 World Poker Tour United Kingdom.
The $3,300 buy-in, no-limit hold’em poker event earned Brandstrom a respectable $330,000.
But that’s not all Brandstrom achieved in the finale: as a result of his win over the 690 total entries, he was awarded a total of 960 Card Player Player of the Year points.
This helped him make 8th place in the Global Poker-sponsored 2019 Player of the Year standings.
It’s certainly been a year where Brandstrom made the absolute most out of the hands dealt to him. In the World Poker Tour Deep Stacks Barcelona tournament, he beat some tough competition for the $305,529 top prize.
Fittingly, his most recent win also makes Brandstrom the first-ever player to win both the WPT main tour and WPT Deep Stacks titles.
Between these wins, Brandstrom was also able to walk away with more than $1.4 million after winning the European Poker Tour. There was some fierce competition there as well, with a total of 1,232 entries – a record-setting field for the event.
Despite these earlier successes, Brandstrom’s 2019 WPT UK no-limit hold’em win was by no means guaranteed.
At the finale, he was joined by other well-known players, including regular high-stakes tournament player Manig Loeser (who finished in 7th place) and Maria Lampropulos (5th place finisher), the 2018 Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure winner.