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EPT13 Barcelona: Sebastian Malec, wizard, chip leader

Sebastian Malec is a work of art. He sits under a permanent case of bed-head. His glasses frame his lightly-stubbled face in a way that suggests Harry Potter after an all-night Barcelona bender. He could be a wizard, and we wouldn't be at all surprised. He munches on chocolate ch...more

by Brad Willis on August 26, 2016 11:14 PM

PokerStars announces global Championship and Festival events

It's the biggest live tourney announcement PokerStars has made in recent memory, and it will forever change the way you look at PokerStars live events. Today, PokerStars announced that beginning in 2017, all of its live events will fall under one of two tours, the PokerStars Cham...more

by Brad Willis on August 25, 2016 8:26 PM

Anthony Chimkovitch bags the chip lead at the end of Day 3

With the last hand complete and the chips going into the bags Anthony Chimkovitch knew exactly what it was a like to have a great day on the EPT. If it wasn't clear enough from the stack of 1,825,000 that he bagged up tonight, the grin on his face for much of the day pretty much ...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 25, 2016 8:25 PM

EPT13 Barcelona: Nicolas Chouity heads last 290 in record-breaker

Nicolas Chouity: Heading the Day 3 fieldDay 2 of the latest record-breaking renewal of EPT Barcelona began with more than 900 people sitting in this enormous ball-room learning that they were playing one of the last ever tournaments on the European Poker Tour. The announcement fr...more

by Howard Swains on August 24, 2016 8:02 PM

ESPT7 Barcelona: Mohamed Samri tops 3,447-player Main Event field, Teunis Ko

There was a moment during yesterday's penultimate day of the Estrellas Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event when eventual heads-up opponents Mohamed Samri of France and Teunis Kooij of the Netherlands got involved in a four-bet pot followed by a big flop bet by Samri.The pair chatted ...more

by Martin Harris on August 22, 2016 8:50 PM

EPT13 Barcelona: Holz continues incredible run, claims latest Super High Rol

Fedor Holz: Yet another titlePicking a favourite to win a high buy-in poker tournament is usually a fool's errand. The vast majority of a 70+ field will have won millions both live and online: they will all be accustomed to the pressure, the big bucks and the winner's enclosure.H...more

by Howard Swains on August 22, 2016 6:47 PM

ESPT7 Barcelona: Chris Moorman bags final table chip lead after long Day 3

After 14 hours inside the Casino Barcelona, the remaining players of the 97 who came back this morning for the Estrellas Main Event could finally fit around one table. It made me think back fondly to Day 2, when for the first time the entire field could fit inside one room. At th...more

by Martin Harris on August 22, 2016 8:52 AM

ESPT7 Barcelona: Jerome Brion bags most to end Main Event Day 2

From a 3,447-player field -- the biggest in tour history -- a still-large group of 862 returned for today's Day 2 of the ESPT Barcelona Main Event. Now just over 100 players remain, each still with a chance to claim the trophy on Monday.Of that group, Jerome Brion of France is cu...more

by Martin Harris on August 21, 2016 10:19 AM

EPT13 Barcelona: Julian Stuer leads as €50K Super High Roller goes wild

The buy-in: €50,000. The players: a collection of the richest and fiercest poker beasts from around the world. In all, the cage collected 91 entries, the equivalent of €4.55 million. By the time the night was over, fewer than 60 players of the starting 73 remained, and the king o...more

by Brad Willis on August 20, 2016 9:02 PM

ESPT7 Barcelona: Gabor Szabo zooms to Main Event Day 1C lead; overall leader

They've made it through three huge days -- the three Day 1 starting flights -- of the Estrellas Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event. At the close of Day 1C it was Hungary's Gabor Szabo zooming to the top of the counts, passing everyone here today and who played Wednesday and Thursday...more

by Martin Harris on August 20, 2016 6:28 AM

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