|Leading online poker room DoylesRoom.com has announced that Emanuel ‘ManneKK’ Karlen won Wednesday’s $25,000 Summer Series Freeroll Grand Finale and will now play against the ‘Godfather of Poker’ himself, Doyle Brunson.|
Stockholm native Karlen will face the winner of ten World Series Of Poker (WSOP) bracelets in a heads-up match for $25,000 at DoylesRoom.com on Sunday. If he wins, the Swede will take the cash and receive the ultimate bragging rights, that of having beat Doyle ‘Texas Dolly’ Brunson in a heads-up tournament.
“The tournament was really fun,” said Karlen. “Early on, I managed to double up with a couple of flopped sets and big slicks that held up. Things went my way. Late game was all about choosing spots carefully since the structure was pretty fast. Playing a legend like Doyle Brunson heads-up is more than I ever could have dreamed of and will be really exciting. I'm looking forward to it and I will be happy, win or lose.”
As part of the prize, Karlen will also appear on the cover of Online Poker Pro magazine with the Texas-born legend as well as appearing in feature stories for other major poker publications.
“Congratulations to Emanuel on winning the right to take me on heads-up,” said Brunson. “I've seen some of our Scandinavian players in action and they are pretty good. I am looking forward to putting Emanuel to the test in the final match of the most innovative tournament series DoylesRoom.com has ever produced.”