EPT Barcelona: An early contender

Jimmy Fricke's destroyer was a player named Cort Kibler-Melby, a PokerStars qualifier from Germany. Kibler-Melby has been destroying pretty much anyone and everyone so far and is the early chip leader here in Barcelona, with close to 70,000 in chips.

Cort Kibler-Melby

That's no mean feat, given that his starting table included Fricke, Rob Hollink and Jani Sointula. Fricke's place has now been taken by the equally fearsome Anette Obrestrad, better known to quivering online opponents as annete15.

It's the action table, no doubt, and most of it so far is going in Kibler-Melby's favour.

Update: Kibler-Melby's table has just broken. But it doesn't get any easier: he's now to the right of William Thorson and directly opposite Brandon Shaefer.

Meanwhile, Team PokerStars members Noah Boeken and Katja Thater are sitting on around 11,000, while Sverre Sundbo is enjoying his opening table and is up to around 37,000.

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