Season 4

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EPT10 Barcelona: The mighty fall as the ESPT monster plays on

Rick Dacey

The ESPT Main Event broke records here in Barcelona becoming the last ever 1k event to have been played outside of Las Vegas. It was also, in terms of bums on seats, the largest tournament that PokerStars has ever held live. A massive 1,798 players entered bought, satellited or scrapped their way into the two Day 1As creating a prize pool of close to $1.75m and putting up a $298,000 payout for the winner. That's an astounding amount of money, even in poker terms.