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EPT12 Barcelona: Benjamin Pollak blitzes through tough €5K Turbo field

There were 71 events on the original EPT Barcelona festival schedule, the inaugural stop of Season 12. An extra -- in pot-limit razz (!) -- was added along the way to made 72, and alongside the Main Event and High Roller the final five side events played out.Earlier in the evening Germany's Daniel P...more

by Martin Harris on August 30, 2015 3:51 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: John Juanda negotiates his way to a million and a title

Shrewd negotiator: John Juanda is EPT championPoker is a game of decision-making, about picking the right choice and forsaking all others, no matter how tempting another path might seem. In mid-afternoon during the final day of this European Poker Tour Main Event in Barcelona, John Juanda was offere...more

by Howard Swains on August 30, 2015 2:09 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Mustapha Kanit wins High Roller and €738,759

After the stress and strains of an event 506 entries long, which some worried could never fit into a three day shaped whole, the High Roller came to an end at around 9.45pm tonight, but not in a way anybody expected. Instead, it was declared "done by deal". After the elimination of Niklas Astedt in ...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 30, 2015 1:37 PM

EPT12 Barcelona: Gavrilovich grabs €2K Deepstack, last events underway

Like you, we're intently following the action on EPT Live, as curious as you are to discover who among the four players left will be the next Main Event champion. The show continuesBut the side action keeps churning along all about the center stage and the finale of the High Roller. That, too, is gr...more

by Martin Harris on August 30, 2015 9:23 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: Petrangelo leads (again) as High Rollers reach final eight

Despite there being time when we thought it would never come, we have reached a final table in the €10,000 High Roller event. Here's how the final eight will line up.Seat 1. Aliaksei Boika (Belarus) 4,250,000 Seat 2. Ami Barer (Canada) 2,630,000 Seat 3. Kevin MacPhee (United States) 1,090,000 Seat 4...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 30, 2015 9:20 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: Deal or no deal? Tell the banker to stuff it

Deal discussions: Laptop, check. Men hunched, check. Heads shaking, check!Ever since the European Poker Tour decided (very sensibly) to allow final table deals to be made public, we have always had something extra special to look forward to on final table day: a group of men standing hunched around ...more

by Howard Swains on August 30, 2015 7:26 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: Looking good but feeling bad

Matias Jansson (pictured earlier this week and healthy)Matias Jansson is struggling in the High Roller, which might sound odd for a man with one of the larger stacks of the 17 left in play. But it's not his health at the table that is the problem, but his health away from it, as the sight of him rig...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 30, 2015 6:39 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: Duta, Cazayous, Curcio earn wins; €5K 6-max. draws stars

More of those shiny EPT silver spade trophies were won last night here in Barcelona as the last events of the festival are playing out. As the Main Event begins its official final table and the High Roller works its way down from a field of 30 returning for today, let's recap our latest round of win...more

by Martin Harris on August 30, 2015 5:08 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: Previously in the 10K High Roller

A record breaking field of 506 entries crams itself into the EPT Barcelona tournament room.With more players than ever competing for a first prize of €947,300 the race is on to get the tournament finished in time. But as the clock ticks on through Day 2, drama...Alex Kravchenko making his thoughts k...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 30, 2015 4:39 AM

EPT12 Barcelona: The route to the final

The combined Microsoft Excel skills are far lower among the staff of PokerStars Blog than you would expect from any three random squares. But that has never stopped us attempting to illustrate via a spreadsheet and a graph the route taken to the final table of the last remaining EPT players. As usua...more

by Howard Swains on August 30, 2015 4:00 AM
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EPT Barcelona

Congratulations to John Juanda, winner of the EPT Main Event and €1,022,593

Congratulations also to Mustapha Kanit, winner of the €10,000 High Roller event and €738,759

Other big festival winners included:

Martin Finger, who won the One-Day €25K High Roller, and €865,900.

Sylvain Loosli who won the €50K Super High Roller and €1,224,000.

Mario Lopez, who won the Estrellas Main Event and €408,000