Just as in the Super High Roller at the EPT Grand Final in May, Dzmitry Urbanovich once again fell one position short of winning a Super High Roller title in the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller, which concluded yesterday evening.
The Polish young gun entered heads-up against 2013 November Niner Sylvain Loosli with a slight chip deficit, but it didn't take belong before Loosli extended the gap to a 2-1 chip advantage. Loosli dominated the match until Dzmitry finally managed to double up with threes against KT.
The stacks were pretty even after that, though, it didn't take long before a big hand occured in which Loosli check-raised all-in on the river and left Urbanovich with 20 big blinds.
In the final hand, Loosli's pocket fives bested Urbanovich's jack-ten after both players went all in pre-flop. Urbanovich received €841,500 for his runner-up finish. This marked his 6th six-figure score of 2015 and brought his total earnings to $3.5 million (all but $160k from this year).
Sylvain Loosli received €1,224,000 for his victory. He's the first Frenchman to win an EPT Super High Roller! According to Hendon Mob, he now has $4.6 million in total live earnings. His best live cash was a 4th place finish in the 2013 Main Event for $2,792,533.
EPT12 Barcelona - Super High Roller
Total entries: 99
Prize pool: €4,753,485
1st.Sylvain Loosli (France) €1,224,000
2nd.Dzmitry Urbanovich (Poland) €841,500
3rd.Christoph Vogelsang (Germany) €551,485
4th.JC Alvarado (Mexico) €446,800
5th.Michael Egan (Australia) €358,900
6th.Ivan Luca (Argentina) €280,500
7th.Steve O'Dwyer (Ireland) €221,000
8th.Paul Newey (United Kingdom) €168,700
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