Even if the world has had a fair share of poker, so far, PokerStars European Poker Tour is one event no poker lover will miss it for the world! PokerStars EPT is a complete action-packed indulgence, fans and players find hard to keep themselves away from.
After a kick-ass run in Monte Carlo, PokerStars EPT set sail to the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain on August 22, 2018. A host of 34 nail-biting tournaments on the list is sure to keep all poker lovers on their toes till September 2, 2018.
The Story So Far
So far, one story after another has been enticing in ways more than one. One of the most-loved events, the €10,300 High Roller ensured a paycheck of at least €30,100 to each of its nine finalists. High Roller aficionados like PokerStars Team Pro Liv Boeree and defending champion Goran Mandic made their presence count but, it was Malaysia’s Michael Soyza who walked away with the spade trophy and the first prize of €302,500.
Frenchman Jean-René Fontaine found immense pleasure in defeating his Réunion comrade Julien Martini in the heads-up battle of €1,100 EPT National at the 2018 European Poker Tour Barcelona. Fontaine steer cleared a field of 4,348 contenders to claim the first prize of €547,000 in addition to the $30,000 Platinum Pass!
Fontaine smilingly said, “It is pretty, it is too beautiful, I am very happy … there is nothing more beautiful!”
The €100,000 Super High Roller found its winner in Mikita Badziakouski. The Belarusian contender battled Ahadpur Khangah in the heads-up to grab a whopping €1,650,300. With this win, Badziakouski registered his third-biggest cash this year!
PokerStars EPT crowned Tuomo Niskanen as the €2,200 National High Roller Champion for $431,298. Surpassing a field of 1,527 entries, Niskanen made his way to victory quite unexpectedly against Brian Kaufman.
The Most Awaited!
That was a quick round-up of some of the most sought-after events at the PokerStars EPT Barcelona. And, yes, of course, the coveted €5,300 Main Event is making its way! The traditional seven-day festival already started on August 27. Anthony Chimkovitch, Patrick Clarke, Fabien Motte, Pavel Plesuv, and Justin Ligeri are the top FIVE names after Day 1b.