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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 a bit, with Kooij as...more

by Martin Harris on August 22, 2016 8:50 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 the beginning of that ...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 currently positioned m...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 of this Spanish poker...more

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

FPS Monaco: Stephane Dossetto does it! Tops 1,261 to win FPS Monaco Main Eve

Yesterday Stephane Dossetto was explaining to us how his name meant "two-seven," which typically makes poker players think of the worst hand in hold'em. Today we watched him begin the final day of the France Poker Series Monaco Main Event with the chip lead, and tonight finish by winning the tournam...more

by Martin Harris on May 1, 2016 7:39 PM

EPT12 Dublin: Alex Goulder looking golden, ends Main Event Day 3 on top

It was another cool, crisp day in Dublin, though inside the Royal Dublin Society the EPT12 Dublin Main Event is just starting to heat up. Day 3 of the tournament saw the money bubble burst, the field narrow down to just 45 hopefuls, and the UK's Alex Goulder emerge from five levels' worth of hold'em...more

by Martin Harris on February 17, 2016 9:41 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Gavrilovich grabs €2K Deepstack, last events underway

Like you, we're intently following the action on EPT Live, as curious as you are to discover who among the four players left will be the next Main Event champion. The show continuesBut the side action keeps churning along all about the center stage and the finale of the High Roller. That, too, is gr...more

by Martin Harris on September 2, 2015 12:33 PM

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 evening Germany's Daniel P...more

by Martin Harris on September 1, 2015 1:01 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 throughout the day and...more

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

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 Matthias 'Mati312' ...more

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

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 building the kind o...more

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

EPT12 Barcelona: Martin Finger wins EPT €25K High Roller, €865,900

Day 2 of the "Single Day" €25K High Roller was not part of the original plan at EPT12 Barcelona. But while the first day was a marathon, the second added one was a sprint, ending in short order with Martin Finger earning the trophy and €865,900 first prize.Martin Finger, EPT12 €25K High Roller champ...more

by Martin Harris on August 27, 2015 6:30 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Spaniards collecting silver spades

Host countries for every European Poker Tour stop tend to be well represented in the festivals they stage. Indeed, for the larger countries they almost invariably tend to have the highest percentage of players in every field, and for that reason alone -- and perhaps the less tangible edge provided b...more

by Martin Harris on August 27, 2015 12:19 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: Two hands, two EPT11 POY trophies for Urbanovich

Dzmitry Urbanovich returns to this 12th season of the European Poker Tour having become an EPT star during the previous go-round. The Polish player 15 final tables and collected six trophies over the course of Season 11, including a record four at a single stop in Malta.Following the first break of ...more

by Martin Harris on August 26, 2015 4:28 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: An orbit with Mikhail 'innerpsy' Shalamov and Marc-Andre 'F

The random seat draw today conspired to throw together two of Team Pro Online's finest. You may not know their faces but you most likely know their names, or more pertinently their screenames. Whilst both Mikhail 'innerpsy' Shalamov and Marc-Andre 'FrenchDawg' Ladouceur, are Supernova Elites on Poke...more

by Nick Wright on August 25, 2015 9:31 PM
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