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EPT Barcelona: Satellite Winner Leads The Main Event!

Tags: 2014 EPT Barcelona, Andrei Konopelko, Belarus, EPT satellite, Main Event, PokerStars.
Posted on 25 August 2014 by "T".

Andrei KonopelkoIn case you missed it, the Main Event of the 2014 European Poker Tour Barcelona kicked off last Thursday and saw a field of approximately 470 players battle it out for eight 75-minute levels of play. Believe it or not but over 1000 players showed up for Day 1B and made the tournament the biggest EPT event on European soil ever! After three day of intensive play there are now 102 of the original 1,496 players left in the field.

The chip leader is a 50-year-old poker player from Minsk, Belarus, who won a $530 satellite to get his Main Event ticket. He entered Day 3 with 446,500 chips and managed to boost his stack to 1,451,000 in five 90-minute levels. He described his day to EPT interviewers like this: "Some luck, some good play, some bluff."

According to a live tournament results site, Andrei Konopelko has $269,710 in earnings, including his best live cash at the 2013 WSOPE Main Event in France for $136,517. He's already guaranteed to take home €10,300 in this tournament - with the chance of making it all the way to the top prize of €1,261,000!

Here are some notable counts amongst the remaining 102 players:

Andrei Konopelko - 1,451,000
Piotr Sowinski - 1,315,000
Davidi Kitai - 1,200,000
Pawel Brzeski - 1,080,000
Martin Finger - 1,038,000
Daniel Dvoress - 1,010,000
Pedro Marques - 973,000
Jan Heitmann - 953,000
Max Senft - 884,000
Alexander Kell - 861,000
John Andress - 792,000
Marko Neumann - 742,000
Vojtech Ruzicka - 722,000
Thomas Hueber - 708,000
Robert Schulz - 695,000
Rumen Nanev - 663,000
Andrey Shatilov - 616,000
Vincent Rubianes - 597,000
Benjamin Lamprecht - 564,000
Anders Lars Dahlin - 535,000
Julian Pauchyrz - 497,000
Mike McDonald - 495,000
Nima Ahrary - 491,000
Ismael Bojang - 439,000
Benjamin Nicholas-Teboul - 429,000
Mark Wagstaff - 413,000
Karin Bruteig - 405,000
Emil Patel - 350,000
Robin Ylitalo - 338,000
Jimmy Guerrero - 336,000
Grzegorz Mikielewicz - 332,000
Mickhail Rudoy - 299,000
Vladimir Novitckii - 295,000
Li Zhang - 279,000
Arne Ruge - 273,000
Mauro Mancin - 256,000
David Urban - 240,000
Andrejs Maklecovs - 222,000
Dominik Panka - 203,000
Boutros Naim - 175,000
Yoni Izhak - 165,000
Mikalai Pobal - 163,000
Knut Hatle - 152,000


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5 comments on "EPT Barcelona: Satellite Winner Leads The Main Event! "

 doubletop77725/08/2014 08:31:08 GMT
Not many recognisable names on this list and it will be interesting to see who eventually comes out on top in this massive field and whoever wins, will have deserved every penny
 GoTrixo25/08/2014 09:45:26 GMT
Well its not always about being known in the poker community. Im sure there are many good players out there. That are not so known yet.
 LIKEIT2725/08/2014 13:09:45 GMT
Even a few from the netherlands doing good Thumbs Up
Not really familiare names but who cares Worship
i always like it when my own country play''s in it the game,
 klash2325/08/2014 17:23:33 GMT
He may have won a satellite to get to the main event but he is obviously a good and somewhat experienced.
He is guaranteed a 10k win already so a massive profit and being the chip leader he must have masses of confidence and nothing to lose.
 Fakiry25/08/2014 20:35:30 GMT
No sign of The Grinder on this list, i don't know if he's still in the game, but i know he's not amongst the first ones. As for the leader, it's good to know that a satelite can in fact lead a player to a good result. The truth is sometimes we tend to disconsider satelites as they are already difficult to play, but if we happen to win one, we can turn that online game into a very nice live experience, as this guy is actually having now. But knowing his wins also shows he knows what he's doing at the tables.

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