EPT12 Barcelona: Stuart McDonald bedding down in the Main Event

Bagging up chips after a long day is an exhilarating experience. It combines all your achievement and potential in one convenient see-thru plastic bag. Meanwhile you get to take home what's left of your adrenaline, dealt with either with beer or, in Stuart McDonald's case, by tal...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 29, 2015 4:45 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: How to deal with a player like Kassouf

Whatever else happens during Season 12 of the European Poker Tour, yesterday viewers of #EPTLive witnessed a hand that'll live long in the memory. Whilst many players in the UK were already aware of William Kassouf's qualities he took them to an international stage in a hand agai...more

by Nick Wright on August 28, 2015 1:58 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Hear, hear! Richard Dubini takes down €2K NL; Salter 2nd

The main poker room here at the Casino Barcelona has over 100 tables, and most of the time a lot of those tables -- all of them, sometimes -- have been filled with players. As a result, the noise is constant, a dull roar that tends to obscure the particular sounds being made at a...more

by Martin Harris on August 28, 2015 1:47 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Vaskaboinikau makes his presence felt

Mikalai Vaskaboinikau: Two million manMikalai Vaskaboinikau is among the leaders at EPT Barcelona as the tournament enters its final level of the day. He is one of those players with two settings: slow and serene, getting a massage and listening to music through ear-buds; or loud...more

by Howard Swains on August 28, 2015 1:25 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Accounting for the whereabouts of 426 travelling poker play

Is this the face of a man about to cause someone problems? Outside we mean...Barcelona is not a town at peace right now, in more ways than one. It's a city still adapting to the rigours of modern tourism, which has proved both a blessing and a curse since it got the Olympics in 1...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 28, 2015 12:51 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Alex Trevallion jumps out to early lead in record breaking

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi OiWe hate to keep banging the same drum here on the PokerStars Blog, but Barcelona has delivered another monster field and another record breaker. We're sorry, it must be getting rather old by now.With long lines and a lengthy alternate list when play ...more

by Nick Wright on August 28, 2015 9:44 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: The threatening check arrives to torment the High Rollers

Isaac Haxton: On the receiving end of some very aggressive checkingA few years ago, Vanessa Rousso endured a barrage of abuse when she described an "aggressive call" she made. Yes, yes, it's difficult to be aggressive about a call, we all know that, but the volume of the sneering...more

by Howard Swains on August 28, 2015 9:23 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: Win the button, win a trophy for Karam Alfonse

In addition to another super satellite to today's €10K High Roller, there are six different new events in action alongside the ones from yesterday also playing out.At 12 noon today two new events got going. The €1,500 PLO 8-handed (Event #56) drew 135 entrants, which adds up to a...more

by Martin Harris on August 28, 2015 9:14 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: Danzer high, and rolling, in the High Roller

George Danzer is on a high right now. Actually he's on a roll as well. It's nothing to do with the poker, although 2015 has hardly been a disappointment to the Team Pro. It has something to do with his seat instead, or more accurately what he's sitting on. A device intended to re...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 28, 2015 8:15 AM

Preparing for the WCOOP: PLO Tournaments

Learning PLO tournaments is extremely difficult. It's a completely different game from Omaha cash games. There is no way you can compare it to the difference between Hold'em cash games and tournaments. In a PLO cash game, it's all about pushing edges. If you have a 55% chance to ...more

by Lex Veldhuis on August 28, 2015 7:59 AM

Live Tournament Coverage

EPT Barcelona

EPT Main Event, Day 5
Players: 36 of 1,694

€10,000 High Roller, Day 2
Players: 220 of 479 (tbc)

Congratulations to Martin Finger winner of the One-Day €25K and €865,900.

Congratulations to Sylvain Loosli winner of the Super High Roller and €1,224,000.

Congratulations to Mario Lopez, winner of the Estrellas Main Event and €408,000.

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