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EPT12 Barcelona: Benjamin Pollak blitzes through tough €5K Turbo field

There were 71 events on the original EPT Barcelona festival schedule, the inaugural stop of Season 12. An extra -- in pot-limit razz (!) -- was added along the way to made 72, and alongside the Main Event and High Roller the final five side events played out.Earlier in the evenin...more

by Martin Harris on September 1, 2015 1:01 PM

John Juanda negotiates his way to a million and a title

Shrewd negotiator: John Juanda is EPT championPoker is a game of decision-making, about picking the right choice and forsaking all others, no matter how tempting another path might seem. In mid-afternoon during the final day of this European Poker Tour Main Event in Barcelona, Jo...more

by Howard Swains on August 30, 2015 11:30 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Mustapha Kanit wins High Roller and €738,759

After the stress and strains of an event 506 entries long, which some worried could never fit into a three day shaped whole, the High Roller came to an end at around 9.45pm tonight, but not in a way anybody expected. Instead, it was declared "done by deal". After the elimination ...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 30, 2015 10:51 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Denys Shafikov shows method to the madness, leads into fina

Denys Shafikov: Takes enormous chip lead to finalDenys Shafikov has barely uttered a word at the poker table over the past five days, and has stacked his chips in perfect order, with their coloured marks in a neat, straight line. Yet Peter Eichhardt today labelled him a "lunatic"...more

by Howard Swains on August 29, 2015 11:56 PM

WCOOP: It's the most wonderful time of the year

Earlier last week, my employer reminded me that I had promised to let her know what days I could work in September. I told her I would and filed it in my mental 'to do' list. Finally today, while on my lunch break, I opened my daytimer and started to look for availability. Wel...more

by Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome on August 29, 2015 5:18 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Wilfried Harig leads to end record €10K High Roller Day 1

Many of the stories emanating from the first day of a tournament revolve around numbers -- namely, the ones representing how many entrants there are, what the prizes will be, and the amount of chips those who survive the day accumulate.While we shared some of the other stories th...more

by Martin Harris on August 29, 2015 1:17 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: Peter Eichhardt no longer the worst, leads Day 4

Peter Eichhardt: No longer the worst, now the bestWell this is awkward.EPT Barcelona has just completed its fourth full day, after which, according to the schedule, 16 players should remain in the hunt for a first prize of €1,420,500. But this festival has torn up the script on n...more

by Howard Swains on August 28, 2015 11:35 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Bubble and Badugi talk with Team Pro Online's Matthias 'Mat

Mati312, a boss at BadugiWhen we dream about how an upcoming poker tournament is going to go it's safe to say that in no scenario does this dream involve us hugging the bubble and just barely scraping into the money. But that's the exact scenario that confronted Team Pro Online's...more

by Nick Wright on August 28, 2015 4:59 PM

2016 PCA to be biggest PokerStars festival in history

If you have ever thought about going to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, this is the year to book your ticket. If you have ever thought about trying to qualify for the PCA Main Event, this is your time. Today, PokerStars announced it will be hosting the biggest poker festival ...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 28, 2015 11:44 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: Olekseii Khoroshenin heads the hunt for €1.4m

Oleksii Khoreshenin: Leading the wayDay 3 of the Main Event on the European Poker Tour is the favourite of pretty much all the people involved. For one thing, it's always when the bubble bursts, guaranteeing heartache and elation in equal measure, and it's also when players begin...more

by Martin Harris on August 27, 2015 9:21 PM