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EPT Barcelona: Olivier Busquet Wins The Super High Roller With A Little Help From The Poker Gods

Tags: Daniel Colman, EPT Barcelona, Olivier Busquet, runner runner, sick poker hand, Super High Roller, Sven Reichardt
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by "T".
A big congratulations to Olivier Busquet, the winner of the 2014 European Poker Tour Super High Roller - the biggest Super High Roller in EPT history! It was the 32-year-old poker pro's first major tournament victory outside of his native United States. In order to win the tournament he had to beat 57 other poker stars, including his long-time buddy Daniel Colman (winner of the 2014 EPT Monte Car[...]   Read more » EPT Barcelona: Olivier Busquet Wins The Super High Roller With A Little Help From The Poker Gods

  21-Aug-14, 07:48   #1
EPT Barcelona: Olivier Busquet Wins The Super High Roller With A Little Help From The Poker Gods 0 
pochui 

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Hello all the wonderful mobsters out there, this is your friend flashfaust01 from Japan, somewhere in Asia writing to you, wish a good day to each and everyone of you:

never heard of him... where's gus hansen?

I am very happy to be a part of such a great community, wish you the best of luck at the tables, off the tables, behind the tables, under the tables and in your life in general.
Yours truly flashfaust01.

Edited by pochui (Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 07:48 GMT)


     
  21-Aug-14, 09:13   #2
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LIKEIT27 
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Never heard from him?
Hes a american and he played against a american (heads up)
The made a deal one 860k one 800 k Cool
Its a nice story the guy that came second Colman..(last year ept winner)
He learned from the guy that came first today.

They mett eachother when the guy played headsup games online...
Colman always watch these headsup and a lot off the times he said what his hands were,
And he had it good numeous times....
After that the guy playing heads up send him a private chat...

He staked the guy.....
And the rest is history Blink Cool

     
  21-Aug-14, 09:16   #3
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yout85 
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I watched a lot of the final table... The best player didn't win. That was Daniel Colman, who played great poker throughout, but congrats to Olivier anyway. Everyone needs luck from time to time.

I'm just glad the loud mouth gobshite from Norway didn't win (or even make the final table). People may think that kind of play is good for the game, but in reality he was disrespectful, rude and obnoxious.

The game needs less people like that.

     
  21-Aug-14, 09:28   #4
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doubletop777 
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Congratulations to Olivier Busquet on winning the tournament but what a crazy hand to survive on. He had to hit runner runner aces or runner runner eights and did, we all need a bit of luck no matter how good a player

     
  21-Aug-14, 11:24   #5
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klash23 
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In a previous news thread about this tourney I tipped Colman to win and he was probably the better player.Colman is playing exceptional poker this year and has won around $20 million since April.
Busquet has been around quite a while now,I remember watching him win a WPT about 4 years ago and he seems to always play and do well in the high roller events,in this tournament it seems he was very lucky but he has won millions and is obviously a very good player.

     
  21-Aug-14, 12:19   #6
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yout85 
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I'll admit I hadn't heard of Colman before this event - I don't pay too much attention to the Live scene just lately... but he has very quickly become one of my fave players.

This guy is a MACHINE... He made $500k profits in 10 weeks playing only HU Hypers, and over $1m profit for the year (due to not having much time to play!!!)

His win rate of ~52% throughout that year is actually lower than my Hyper HU win rate of ~53%... so it's a very intriguing idea to hit these as hard as I can....

Might give it a go.

     
  21-Aug-14, 12:26   #7
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LIKEIT27 
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Posted by yout85:
I'll admit I hadn't heard of Colman before this event - I don't pay too much attention to the Live scene just lately... but he has very quickly become one of my fave players.

This guy is a MACHINE... He made $500k profits in 10 weeks playing only HU Hypers, and over $1m profit for the year (due to not having much time to play!!!)

His win rate of ~52% throughout that year is actually lower than my Hyper HU win rate of ~53%... so it's a very intriguing idea to hit these as hard as I can....

Might give it a go.


Remember you will need to have 300 BB
Hypers are pretty tough and iff you not exactly know when to play push and fold,
And with what hands You can have huge downswings so thats why you need atleast 300 buy-ins for the hyper buy-in you wanna play.

     
  21-Aug-14, 12:32   #8
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Simon104 

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Hello all the live scene just don't pay too much attention over $1m profit for the year...
But this guy is a my fave player.

     
  22-Aug-14, 13:05   #9
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LIKEIT27 
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I like Timex to..... (Mike mcdonald)
Hes good staring the opponent Cool
And i like the way he plays...a very good player Worship Worship

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  22-Aug-14, 23:21   #10
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demodawggy 

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Ya,...he's an online heads up specialist who switched over to high stakes live tourney play a few years back...! He was all over them various poker tourney TV shows for quite a while...

On one show,...they showed a plainclosed hotel security guy escort Olivier down to the tables from his hotel room carrying a wad of about $150,000 in cash...! Dollar Dollar Dollar

...just a little spare change laying around I guess....

Confused Dollar Big Smile

     
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