Once again the buy-in was adjusted for the EPT London, this time jumping to £5,200, and as a result attendance dropped slightly to 392 runners, which created a prize pool of £2,038,400. German player Florian Langmann began that year’s final table as the chip leader, and eventually made it to heads-up play against online qualifier Joseph Mouawad.
The two battled for less than an hour, and in the final hand Langmann raised preflop and Mouawad called, which brought about a flop of . Langmann bet and then called off after Mouawad shoved. Langmann tabled the for middle pair, but it was no good as Mouawad tabled the for top pair. The turn left Langmann drawing dead, and after the was run out on the river, Mouawad captured victory and the £611,520 first-place prize. In addition, the 47-year-old became the first player from Lebanon to win an EPT title.
It was a storybook ending for Mouawad, but his fairy tale ended there. In the six years since his big win, Mouawad has just two tournament cashes to name – second in the 2010 Five Star World Poker Classic $1,000 No Limit Hold’em for $25,500 and eight in the €2,000 No Limit Hold’em event at this year’s EPT Barcelona for €16,650.