NEED TO KNOW | TIMELINE
FINAL DAY ACTION: Sunday September 1
Brandstrom denies Czuczor as Sweden triumphs in Barcelona again
Entries: 1,988 (inc. 499 re-entries) | Prize pool: €9,641,800
After a whistle-stop final table, Simon Brandstrom denies Hungary’s Marton Czuczor to become the fourth Swedish Main Event champion in Barcelona. Last two arrange a near equal split of prize pool, winning more than €1.2 million apiece, but Hungary continues to search for its first EPT champion.
AS IT HAPPENED | FULL RESULTS
Hunichen wins €10,000 High Roller after chop with Reichenstein
Entries: 540 | Prize pool: €5,238,000
After a lengthy final day, Chris Hunichen and Uri Reichenstein negotiated a heads-up deal, with Hunichen the one coming away with the title, trophy, and €841K while Reichenstein earned a cool €794K. Pablo Melogno and Lander Lijo were among those making the final table among the tough 540-entry field.
AS IT HAPPENED | FULL RESULTS
OTHER BARCELONA FEATURES
Michael “mczhang” Zhang’s journey from £15 buy-ins to £100Ks
You don’t have to look that far back in Michael Zhang’s social media to find him getting excited about playing tournaments with buy-ins of less than $20. These days, he’s in the Super High Rollers. How did that happen?
Online talk with Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker
A catch-up with one of online poker’s most consistent stars, who talks achievements, goals and WCOOP.
Why Ben Farrell is The Rock of poker
It’s been an incredible few months for the UK’s Ben “Fabaz” Farrell. We caught up with one of the hottest players in the game, seeking EPT Main Event glory in Barcelona.
Get to know the Chase Your Dream finalists
By way of celebration, all five finalists were offered Platinum Passes, worth €30,000, to the event next year.
We caught up with each of the winners to hear their stories, and learn what it felt like to be given that pass.
The best thing about the PSPC is that you too could join these players. There will be hundreds of opportunities over the coming year for you to win your passage to Barcelona.
Click images to read more about the winners, and click the final box to find out how you too can come along for the ride.
The PSPC is back!
In a dramatic announcement on Day 1B of the EPT Barcelona Main Event, PokerStars confirmed the return of Platinum Passes and the return of the massive €25K event, scheduled for this time next year in Barcelona.
Vote for EPT Barcelona’s best moment
The quest to find Barcelona’s most brilliant moment has reached the final. Your time to decide once and for all…
The complete guide to EPT Barcelona
Everything you need to know – and plenty you don’t – ahead of the return to Casino Barcelona
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller
Laszlo Bujtas topped a 118-entry field to claim the second €25K High Roller title of the series and earn a €712,810 first prize. Bujtas bested Charlie Carrel heads-up, and Juan Pardo went out in fourth, coming close to claiming his third high roller win this week. AS IT HAPPENED
• Pardo goes back-to-back in high rollers
• Reixach overcomes Grafton to take €1.8m Super High Roller title
• Rudoy claims 6+ triumph and €213,210
• Pardo outlasts Piqué to win €25,000 Single Day High Roller
• Ivarsson snags half a million in National high roller
• Koplimaa wins enormous EPT National and €585,500
MAIN EVENT NATIONALITY BREAKDOWN:
As usual, players came from far and wide to join the record-breaking EPT Barcelona Main Event field. Our media coordinator Jan Kores looked closely at specifically where they came from:
Total entries: 1,988
Unique players: 1,489
Countries represented: 75
Most represented: France (156 unique players or 10.5% of the field), Italy (92 or 6.2%), United States (86 or 5.8%), United Kingdom (85 or 5.7%), Spain (75 or 5.0%)