Day 1a of EPT Barcelona attracted a field of 263 players. At the end of the day 137 players had survived and they will now have a 1 day break before it's time for Day 2. The one who will bring the most chips, 217,700, to Day 2 from Day 1a is an unknown player called Loic Sa. Loic Sa has only won about $8-9k before this tournament, so we can only wish him the best of luck with the rest of the tournament!
Most interesting hand during Day 1a was for sure the all-in between Team PokerStars Sportstar Fatima Moreira De Melo and Team PokerStars Pro Alexandre Gomes. Fatima pushed all-in with 3 of a kind, and Gomes called with a flush draw/royal flush draw. The turn card gave Fatima a full house, and Gomes turned to the poker gods for help. BAM! Gomes one outer landed on the river and gave him a royal flush. De Melo had been eliminated from the tournament! De Melo looked a bit chocked when she left the casino, and who can blame her for that!?
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