EPT9 Barcelona, €10,300 Heads Up Championships: First round draw

ept-thumb-promo.jpgThe European Poker Tour isn't just about the main event, there is a huge amount of side events and this season we've committed ourselves to bringing you more from the biggest and best of these. Added to the popular and wallet busting High Rollers and Super High Rollers, we've added a championship event to each stop. Here in Barcelona we have the €10,300 Heads Up Championships with 31 players registered (and Jussi Niemel being the lucky player to get a bye to the second round).

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Dario Minieri is looking to get back to winning ways

The round one draw
Saar Wilf v JC Alvarado
Joel Nordkvist v Justin Bonomo
Heikki Piira v Juha Lauttamus
Jacob Rasmussen v Sami Kelopuro
Peter Jetten v Marc-Andre Ladouceur
Raffaele Gerbi v Reza Mostafavi
Juha Helppi v Sorel Mizzi
Steven Silverman v Martin Finger
Terje Augdal v Timothy Adams
Jussi Niemel gets a BYE
Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel v Martin Jacobson
Andres Munoz v Daniel Stern
Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier v Rui Cao
Samuli Sipila v Alec Torelli
Murad Akhundov v Team PokerStars Pro Dario Minieri
Alexander Roumeliotis v Dan Smith

It's a best of three and a with a super slow 20 minute structure this really is going to see the cream rise to the top in an incredibly tough field. Super High Rioller winner Dan Smith and runner-up JC Alvarado will be looking to continue their sensational side event performances. Play is now under way.

The structure
1. 25-50
2. 50-100
3. 75-150
4. 100-200
5. 150-300
6. 200-400
7. 300-600
8. 400-800
9. 500-1000
10. 600-1200
11. Tournament directors discretion

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The heads up duels have begun

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Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour