Estrellas Poker Tour

ESPT6 Barcelona: Mario Lopez tops 3,292, wins record-breaking Estrellas

Before this week, Mario Lopez had well proven himself at the poker table already over recent years. The Argentinian traveled to the Spanish coastal city having previously amassed nearly $1 million in tournament earnings with an LAPT Main Event title in Chile last year and a runner-up in a WSOP event...more

by Martin Harris on August 24, 2015 10:42 AM

ESPT6 Barcelona: Final table updates

7:07 p.m.: Mario Lopez wins ESPT Barcelona (€408,000); Jonn Forst runner-up (€338,000)Mario Lopez opened from the button with a min-raise to 1,600,000, and Jonn Forst didn't hesitate long before announcing he was all in. Lopez didn't even wait for a count of Forst's stack -- about 16 million -- befo...more

by Martin Harris on August 24, 2015 3:24 AM

ESPT6 Barcelona: Meet the final eight

From a huge, record-smashing turnout of 3,292 players, just eight players remain in the Estrellas Barcelona Main Event, with the final table set to play out this afternoon and evening. The huge field for this €1,000 + €100 tournament added up to a €3,193,240 prize pool, and almost €1.39 million of t...more

by Martin Harris on August 24, 2015 2:09 AM

ESPT6 Barcelona: Jonn Forst in first position for tomorrow's final table

"I haven't even looked at the payouts, to be honest."So said Austria's Jonn Forst to us following the conclusion of today's lengthy, hard fought Day 3 of the Estrellas Barcelona Poker Tour Main Event. Forst did well for himself on this day, playing some gutsy poker in order to move into the chip lea...more

by Martin Harris on August 23, 2015 5:02 PM

ESPT6 Barcelona: Meanwhile in another High Roller

Another good day for Lodden (pictured at the EPT11 Grand Final)By now you know the drill, there's lots of tournaments taking place here in Barcelona and in most of them the numbers are off the charts and subsequently the prize pools are too. So we're going to skip all the bumpf and get straight down...more

by Nick Wright on August 23, 2015 3:08 PM

ESPT6 Barcelona: Level 31-33 updates

1:13 a.m.: Slav Sariyski eliminated in ninthShortly after Level 33 began, Slav Sariyski open-raised all in for 1,680,000 from middle position, and it folded to Jose Carlos Garcia on the button who asked for a count, then after a short bit of thought called the raise. The blinds folded, and the playe...more

by Martin Harris on August 23, 2015 1:20 PM

ESPT6 Barcelona: Level 27-30 updates

Click here for Level 31 updates.9:29 p.m.: Dinner breakThe remaining 11 players are now taking a 75-minute dinner break, with Jose Carlos Garcia having built back up to 16 million to move back in front. Here are the updated chip counts for the remaining players:Jose Carlos Garcia - 16,005,000Mario L...more

by Martin Harris on August 23, 2015 7:31 AM

ESPT6 Barcelona: Level 23-26 updates

Click here to continue with Level 27 updates.4:26 p.m.: Break timePlayers have reached the second 20-minute break of the day. There are 37 left.4:12 p.m.: Garcia, Lopez, Selles lead final 40They are now down to 40 players in the Estrellas Barcelona Main Event, gathered around five tables in the far ...more

by Martin Harris on August 23, 2015 3:06 AM

ESPT6 Barcelona: There's no stopping now; Garcia leads final 98 into Day 3

We call them EPT "stops," but in truth there is barely any stopping going on at all at these festivals. Case in point, Day 2 of the Estrellas Barcelona Main Event ended just a handful of hours ago, and now we're watching Day 3 get underway, with the 98 survivors from the €1K tournament's record-brea...more

by Martin Harris on August 23, 2015 2:50 AM

ESPT6: Jose Carlos Garcia captures lead to conclude Day 2 of Estrellas Main

A long Day 2 has come to a close in the Estrellas Barcelona Main Event, a day that saw the 984 returners play all of the way down to 98 players. Jose Carlos Garcia, who has been collecting deep finishes all over the tour this year, grabbed the chip lead during the late afternoon today, and by night'...more

by Martin Harris on August 22, 2015 4:52 PM
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