EPT10 Barcelona: Joao Barbosa wins €70,900, trophy and the Portuguese top spot
EPT Warsaw champion Joao Barbosa this evening won the EPT10 Barcelona €5k NLHE Turbo tournament event for €70,900 to push him to the top of the Portuguese all-time money list.
Barbosa's live tournament winnings now total close to $1.6m, which is enough to topple Jonathan Aguiar who is (currently) listed as Portugal's most successful live tournament player. Barbosa isn't the only player to jump in some rankings tonight. Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu's runner-up performance in the High Roller boosted him to the top in the Global Poker Index rankings and leapfrogged him back over Erik Seidel into third on the all-time money list (after Seidel's runner-up finish in the Super High Roller).
EPT10 Barcelona, event #24
Date: 7 September
Buy-in: €5,000 + €300
Game: NLHE turbo
Prize pool: €208,550
1. Joao Barbosa, Portugal, € 70,900
2. Oleksii Khoroshenin, Ukraine, € 49,000
3. Salman Behbehani, Kuwait, € 31,280
4. Benjamin Pollak, France, € 24,000
5. Viacheslav Goryachev, Russia, € 18,770
6. Byron Kaverman, USA, € 14,600
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.