Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) - Season 5
The Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) is home to Spain’s biggest and richest poker events, and it’s back for an unmissable fifth season! Taking place throughout 2014 in the country’s top poker destinations, Season 5 will bring big-money poker to even more players than ever before.
€8,300,000 was shared among thousands of players in Season 4, but this season will see a new approach to each tour stop. There will be more tournaments for players of all levels, and each stop will feature a packed schedule, with buy-ins ranging from €80 all the way up to €1,100.
Prize packages to each ESPT Season 5 event will be up for grabs throughout the coming months. Win yours and make sure you join the action!
ESPT Season 5 Schedule
Keep checking back for more details on upcoming ESPT stops.
|ESPT Madrid||05-09/02/2014||03-09/02/2014||Casino Gran Madrid||€1,000 + €100|
|ESPT Valencia||02-06/04/2014||31/03-06/04/2014||Casino Valencia||€1,000 + €100|
|ESPT Marbella||11-15/06/2014||09-15/06/2014||Casino Marbella||€1,000 + €100|
|ESPT Barcelona||16-21/08/2014||16-27/08/2014||Casino Barcelona||€1,000 + €100|
Season 5 Highlights
Barcelona | 2,560 Players | €2,483,200 Prize Pool | 1st Matias Ruzzi (€198,550)
A staggering 2,560 players made the final ESPT event of Season 5 one to remember. Not only was it the largest live freezeout tournament field in PokerStars history, but the €2,483,200 in prize money generated smashed past ESPT records with ease. With such massive amounts on offer, the final four players agreed to split the bulk of the prize pool between them. Vladislav Donchev took the largest share (€278,500), but the Russian would miss out on the most coveted ESPT trophy in history, after losing to Argentina’s Matias Ruzzi heads-up.
Valencia | 414 Players | € 414,000 Prize Pool | 1st Fabio Sperling ( € 77,000 )
Fabio Sperling came into the ESPT Valencia final table short-stacked, but that didn't stop the Spaniard from etching his name in the tour's history books. In just a few hours he'd gone from a stack of 18 big blinds to clutching the €77,000 winner's prize - his first ever live event cash. In the final hand, Sperling's A-Q held over Jordi Martinez's A-10 for the win.
Madrid | 720 Players | € 692,160 Prize Pool | 1st Víctor Antoranz ( € 97,363 )
Season 5 of the ESPT got underway in dramatic fashion in Madrid, where Víctor Antoranz finished on top of a 720-strong field to claim the €97,363 first prize. Players from 28 different countries made their way to Spain’s capital for the event, creating a huge €692,160 prize pool, and the lion’s share was split between the top three players - Antoranz, Jesús Alfaro (second for €82,018) and Heinz Traut (third for €89,219) - following a three-way deal.