EPT12 Barcelona: The satties and other sundries
As we noted at the start of the day, the schedule on this third full day of play in the European Poker Tour Barcelona festival was relatively light, with most of the side action ramped down a bit to clear the way for the huge final starting flight of the Estrellas Barcelona Main Event. Here's a quick survey from that side action to hold you over until we get to our end-of-night recap of ESPT Barcelona.
The €300 Barcelona Cup (Event #7) had its fifth starting flight go off today (out of six total). A whopping 752 coming out to participate in Flight 1E -- another big jump in participation (as has happened with all of the flights) -- and they're still playing down to 15% of the field. The final Flight 1F happens tomorrow.
Meanwhile, looking on the two "super satellites" on today's schedule, the €750 one feeding into the EPT Barcelona Main Event (Event #16) drew a big field of 150, the top 21 of which earned seats into the big one starting Monday. They've finished up over there, with Ionnis Koulopoulos, Oliver Hede, Wing Sang Lee, and Antonio D'Ascenzo among the seat winners.
Finally, the side event earning the most notice tonight has been the €5K one into the €50K Super High Roller that starts tomorrow. Lots of big names took part, with the 97-player turnout meaning the top nine finishers will win seats.
At last check there were still more than 30 players left, with Christopher Vogelsang, Thomas Muehlocker, David Peters, Dominik Nitsche, Jeff Rossiter, Pratyush Buddiga, Jonathan Little, €5K 8-game winner Zhao Wei, EPT11 Grand Final Main Event champion Adrian Mateos, and Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer among those still in the running.
Back over to the Estrelles Main, now, which is about to conclude for the night. More in a bit!
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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.