EPT Barcelona: In the field
Even as the Catalonian sun continues to beat down outside, the stars are out in the Grand Casino Barcelona.
Among today's 263 contenders, cramming the cardroom to bursting point, are the following names, faces and, indeed, bodies:
Click name for player profile from EPT database
Rob Hollink (Holland) - winner of the first EPT Grand Final
Jimmy "Gobboboy" Fricke (USA) - PokerStars qualifier, second in Aussie Millions 2007
Brandon Shaefer (USA) - winner of EPT France in season one and Grand Final runner up; ninth in all-time EPT rankings
Ram Vaswani (England) - Hendon Mobster, WSOP bracelet winner and leader of EPT rankings
Noah Boeken (Holland) - winner of EPT Copenhagen, season one, among five EPT cashes. Team PokerStars player
Mickey Wernick (England) - former European No 1
Paul Wasicka (USA) - WSOP main event 2006 runner up
Phil Gordon (USA) - multiple WSOP final tablist and WPT champion
Mats Iremark (Sweden) - EPT Deauville champion, season two - PokerStars qualifier
Sverre Sundbo (Norway) - Team PokerStars player
Thomas Brolin (Sweden) - former international soccer player
Julian Thew (England) - six cashes on EPT, including two final tables
Mark Naalden (Holland) - third in EPT Copenhagen, season two
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (France) - Team PokerStars player, Supernova, second in EPT Copenhagen, season three
Andreas Hoivold (Norway) - winner EPT German Open, season three
Johnny Lodden (Norway) - Internet legend, four cashes in EPT
Roland De Wolfe - EPT Dublin winner, season three. WPT winner.
Katja Thater - Team PokerStars player. Winner of WSOP bracelet 2007.
William Thorsson (Sweden) - Third in EPT Dublin, season three