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LIVE STREAM: EPT Barcelona Main Event: His $80 "Investment" Can Make Him A Millionaire!

Tags: Bram Haenraets, EPT Barcelona, Netherlands poker, PokerStars.
Posted on 26 August 2014 by "T".

On Monday, 102 players returned for Day 4 of the biggest EPT Main event in history. After six levels of play and 12 long hours, 25 players bagged up chips and the chip leaer was Bram Haenraets of Netherlands with 4,395,000 in chips!

Believe it or not but this is Haenraets first-ever live tournament! He won his ticket to this tournament for about $80 bucks in satellite on PokerStars. Now, he's guaranteed to take home at least €33,300! - with a great opportunity of reaching the final table where €100k-€1.2 million are up for grabs! 

"I can't believe it, it's been a surreal day," Haenraets told PokerStars Blog. "In my dreams I thought about being chip leader, but this is one in a million. I think my chances of winning are pretty good because I have a big stack and have the chip lead."

The plan for Day 5 is to play down to a final table of eight. We will be back with another brief update tomorrow morning! 

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12 comments on "LIVE STREAM: EPT Barcelona Main Event: His $80 "Investment" Can Make Him A Millionaire! "

 doubletop77726/08/2014 08:46:06 GMT
These are the sort of stories that give every budding poker player hope of making a big win. I would love to see him take the first prize but it is going to be extremely difficult
 yout8526/08/2014 09:05:26 GMT
"In my dreams I thought about being chip leader, but this is one in a million. I think my chances of winning are pretty good because I have a big stack and have the chip lead."

This quote worries me with regard to his chances of winning. Seems to me that the 33k he's already winning (maybe more by now) is a lot more than he expected... Obviously he'll be really wanting to win, but I think he'll miss a few good spots trying to climb up rungs in the cash.

This is the problem with a satellite entry to a big tourney - While he was likely sticking to good bankroll management in playing the satellite, when in this tourney, the size of the prizes will (or can) be distracting and will (or can) make the player make mistakes.

Clearly not doing him too much harm so far, but I'll fairly confidently say that I don't think he'll run out the eventual winner.
 LIKEIT2726/08/2014 09:12:57 GMT
Posted by doubletop777:
These are the sort of stories that give every budding poker player hope of making a big win. I would love to see him take the first prize but it is going to be extremely difficult



Before he did take the chiplead
He played one hand sooo bad ,K/j
Flop jt4 raise from him huge All-in from at that moment the chipleader Bram made the call....

They guy had J/10 the river give Bram another K ....

O well i am rooting anyway for the dutch guy go netherlands
Big Smile
 DDPascalDD26/08/2014 09:29:09 GMT
I always like to read those stories, and to see them coming from the netherlands! It seems like they are sometimes pretty good, we even have a pro: Fatima de Melo! Big Smile
 LIKEIT2726/08/2014 09:54:42 GMT
Posted by DDPascalDD:
I always like to read those stories, and to see them coming from the netherlands! It seems like they are sometimes pretty good, we even have a pro: Fatima de Melo! Big Smile




Uhm we got more Pro's then one Blink
 DDPascalDD26/08/2014 12:09:12 GMT
which then?
 LIKEIT2726/08/2014 16:22:47 GMT
Alright were shall i start Big Smile

Marcel Luske Win some nice live events(also plays omaha and won events from that also)
Noah boeken also a main event winner,
Rob Hollink won also a event..
Marcel Vonk is a poker player and the first Dutch person to win a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in No Limit Hold'em (NLHE).
Lex veldhuis playing at pokerstars...
And some dutch pro's online at pokerstars for example Otterkopf ,
And few other dutch guys that have a descent income and play at the fixed limit 2000/4000$ blinds table at full tilt ...

So there are a few pro's out there Smile
 DDPascalDD26/08/2014 16:57:53 GMT
More then I expected, but I'm not very familiar with the pro's. I used to watch some poker on my laptop but that's some time time ago, and I usually don't like to watch big tournaments, like the WSOP. That's because You see only parts, I mean you see 10 minutes one table then the other, etc.
I like to watch little tournaments/SnG's (live) where I already know the pro's who are playing.
 Heskor26/08/2014 17:28:47 GMT
Yeah cheers thanks for the piece of news and those stories about poker is what makes it interesting for the fans and casual players, knowing that if their luck comes they will make the final table and will have the chance of making some money cheers, hope i had such luck and i'll be waiting for lady luck to comes around, just hope the wait is not too long. Cheers mate have fun at the tables and also have fun watching the event , should be fun to see where the lucky bastard with low buyin goes in the tournament>
 LIKEIT2726/08/2014 17:49:03 GMT
Break!!!!!!!
Panka just All-in agaisnt 2 others.

Guy has a/k
Nice lady got J/J
Panka has A/a

And guess what a/a hold stand even make trips at the river.
Picking up a descent stack.................
Panka was last year winner of PCA were Timex(mike mcdonald was runner up)

That are two great players i like Panka and Timex

The stair downs are great Thumbs Up
 DDPascalDD26/08/2014 19:30:43 GMT
Secnd place for the Dutchman!!! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Worship Worship Worship Worship Worship Worship Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

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1. Ji ZHANG 6,270,000
2. Bram HaenRaets 5,395,000
3. Samuel Phillips 4,235,000

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Oh... Wait a second.... I'm sorry, that was just his table! stupid me... Aww crap!

I'm watching the live stream from pokerstars so maybe I'll get seen the leaderboard

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He's now down to about 1,3M... Sad

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