Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari has been hanging out in Barcelona for the European Poker Tour and playing WCOOP at the same time. This is a road dispatch from the Brazilian bomber himself.
By Andre Akkari
EPT started in the best way possible to me, and in the city I admire most in all of Europe - Barcelona. Maybe because it is most similar to Brazil, every Brazilian who visits this city falls in love with it. The Barcelona Event is also the one that makes me most eager to play. I love the casino and the hotel where all the qualifiers and Team PokerStars Pros are accommodated is awesome. All this always makes me long for the EPT Barcelona.
This time in particular, I had one of the best seasons in Barcelona at the Main Event itself. I had a wonderful day, playing my best poker at tables that were not so difficult, and getting in the top 10 on Day 1A. On the second day I went further, building my stack in a consistent way. Unfortunately I ended up being busted out very close to the bubble. On the flip side, the biggest harvest of my good run came from the online game.
My start at WCOOP went as well as it could have, and I got in the money at many events, going very deep into the $530 a two-day event with more than 7,000 players. I was eliminated in the 47th position. In the mean time I made the final table of the $530 Second Chance Event, enjoying the company of my Team colleague Noah Boeken.
Apart from the WCOOP events, I also made several final tables of regular tournaments like the $ 100 +R, $55 +R, getting the title at the $ 22+ R. All this is thanks to the wonderful Barcelona air.
Now I will keep playing and getting ready to arrive in London in my best shape, where I hope my performance will be better at the Main Event, at last making my first final table at the European Poker Tour.