EPT12 Barcelona: Two hands, two EPT11 POY trophies for Urbanovich
Dzmitry Urbanovich returns to this 12th season of the European Poker Tour having become an EPT star during the previous go-round. The Polish player made 15 final tables and collected six trophies over the course of Season 11, including a record four at a single stop in Malta.
Following the first break of Day 2 of the EPT12 Barcelona Main Event, Urbanovich picked up a couple more EPT trophies, earned for clinching two of the three EPT Player of the Year tiers for Season 11.
With buy-ins ranging from €100 to €100,000, the EPT offers different levels of POY awards -- Platinum (including all events), Gold (including only events with buy-ins worth $3K USD and lower), and Silver (including events with buy-ins $600 and lower).
According to a formula provided by the Global Poker Index, Urbanovich earned enough points to pick up both the Platinum and Gold POY trophies for Season 11.
Urbanovich had only just busted the Main Event shortly before the break and ceremony had come, although with a runner-up finish in the €50K Super High Roller last week, he nonetheless leaves Barcelona having enjoyed yet another successful EPT stop.
Meanwhile the Silver POY winner for Season 11, France's Jean-Jacques Zeitoun, was also on hand to pick up his trophy. Zeitoun managed nine cashes and five final tables during EPT11 to help him earn the hardware.
The festivities having concluded, play has resumed with the 1,700-player starting field having now shrunk under 750. Prize pool information will be delivered later today, at which point remaining players will know just what kind of cash they are playing for -- along with those EPT12 Player of the Year points, of course.
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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.