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European Poker Tour Update

We've had a few weeks to recuperate and regroup following the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona. It was a busy and record-breaking EPT Main Event with 1,785 players, which was won by 21 year old Sebastien Malec for €1,122,800 who qualified for just €27. That was a great story and the final hand wi...more

by Neil Johnson on September 26, 2016 6:54 PM

A day by day look at the last ever EPT Barcelona

It was a week spent in crowded tournaments rooms as one event after another set new records to beat old records set at previous incarnations of EPT Barcelona. After the announcement that the EPT would become the PokerStars Championship, it meant this would be the last Barcelona festival under the EP...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 2, 2016 5:49 AM

EPT13 Barcelona: Young gun Malec hammers old guard for emotional triumph in

Sebastian Malec: Champion!For 13 years, the online tables of PokerStars have been both breeding ground and springboard for success in the most prestigious live poker tournaments in the world--specifically those of the European Poker Tour. It is only fitting, then, that in the year that the EPT as we...more

by Howard Swains on August 28, 2016 2:16 PM

EPT13 Barcelona: Connor Drinan wins record-breaking €10,000 High Roller

Give it to Connor Drinan, a man who likes to win in Barcelona. By almost any measure, this was a huge EPT Barcelona festival. Using the yardstick of the €10,000 High Roller, it was a monstrous record-breaker. By the time the buy-ins stopped, there were 591 entries for what was essentially a last cha...more

by Brad Willis on August 28, 2016 12:14 PM

EPT13 Barcelona: Main Event Day 6 live updates

• CLICK HERE FOR FULL RECAP OF SEBASTIAN MALEC'S EPT13 BARCELONA MAIN EVENT VICTORY12:43am: Sebastian Malec wins in emotional final hand (€1,122,800); Uri Reichenstein runner-up (€807,100)Level 37 - Blinds 300,000/600,000 (100,000 ante)It's over! And it ended on yet another huge river call!With Seba...more

by Live reporting team on August 28, 2016 3:12 AM

EPT13 Barcelona: €10K High Roller Day 3 live updates

2am: It's all over! Drinan wins!Level 32 - Blinds: 150,000/230,000 (50,000 ante)Morozovs limped and Drinan checked his option. The flop came T♥6♣4♠ and Drinan checked, letting Morozovs in for a 700,000 bet. Drinan then raised it 1.7 million, only for Morozovs to then four-bet jam all-in for on...more

by Live reporting team on August 28, 2016 1:12 AM

EPT13 Barcelona: Ilkin Amirov leads 36 into €10K High Roller final day

591 entries. 591! That's where the last high roller of the European Poker Tour Barcelona festival ended up after late registration concluded at the start of today's Day 2. The €10K buy-in event (with a single re-entry) has a €5,732,300 prize pool, and when the 36 returners come back for tomorrow's t...more

by Live reporting team on August 27, 2016 2:57 AM

EPT13 Barcelona: Reichenstein leads the last seven going into final day

At an hour like this, it's hard to wrap up 13 hours of play, and it's pointless to even try. At one point, we had imagined the story tonight to be all about Adam Owen holding a big lead going into the final table, which will be seven handed when play reconvenes at 1pm tomorrow for 2pm live cards up ...more

by Live reporting team on August 27, 2016 1:14 AM

EPT13 Barcelona: Sebastian Malec, wizard, chip leader

Sebastian Malec is a work of art. He sits under a permanent case of bed-head. His glasses frame his lightly-stubbled face in a way that suggests Harry Potter after an all-night Barcelona bender. He could be a wizard, and we wouldn't be at all surprised. He munches on chocolate chip cookies, absentmi...more

by Brad Willis on August 26, 2016 2:44 AM

EPT13 Barcelona: Marc-Olivier Perrault leads record-breaking €10K High Rolle

The Main Event field might have grown smaller on its Day 4, but everything else here at the Casino Barcelona was getting bigger and bigger. The tournament packing out the room today was the last big buy-in event of the festival - the €10K High Roller - and boy did it get bums in seats.The problem wa...more

by Live reporting team on August 26, 2016 1:14 AM
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