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Escobar nails ESPT win in Madrid

estrellas-poker-tour-thumb.PNGIt took all day, all night, and most of the next morning, but the Estrellas Poker Tour has its latest champion.

After a marathon session that took the final table players into the morning light, Ricardo Escobar emerged as the victor. For his effort (and ability to stay awake) Escobar earned €103,500.

Escobar started playing poker on PokerStars in 2005. After working in the catering industry for a bit, he took to playing poker professionally. Though the 29-year-old is primarily a cash game player, he managed to turn on his tourney skills at the right time.


Ricardo Escobar

While most of the congratulations go to Escobar this morning, we have to take a moment to congratulate our fellow member of the poker media Remko Rinkema. A journalist and poker hobbyist, Rinkema turned his hobby into nearly €30,000 for his fourth place finish. Not bad for a guy who claims making the dinner break of the WSOP as his best ever live finish.

Congrats to everyone who survived the overnight final table!

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