The latest winner on the highly popular 888poker LIVE circuit has been declared, and it was Italian player Marco Biavaschi who won the Madrid Main Event after defeating Daniyar Aubakirov in a heads-up match amongst a field of 1,067 to take home the lion's share of the prize pool that reached €800,000.
888poker LIVE shall start the 2020 poker season with a series to be spent at Madrid, Spain's capital and its most populous city. This is going to be 888poker LIVE's very first live event of the year, and it's also their first stop in the third-biggest city in Europe.
The 888pokerLIVE Madrid series is scheduled from January 23 to February 3. There's going to be a total of ten exciting tournaments, with a scrumptious €800,000 guaranteed Main Event as its cherry on top of all the poker action.
Last week, around 200 people gathered in downtown Madrid to protest against the construction of Sheldon Adelson's Eurovegas complex in their city. Adelson, CEO for Las Vegas Sands and the 14th wealthiest person in the world, will choose either Madrid or Barcelona as the location for the Las Vegas's sands next project - a $21 billion entertainment complex that includes 6 casinos and 12 hotels.
Now only 3 tables and 24 players remain in the European Poker tour main event in Madrid. Mike "Timex" McDonald, the day 2 chip leader, is one of the players who will return to play Day 4 today with 883k chips - not even half the stack of the new chip leader, João Paulo Simão. Simão, 23, from Belo Horizonte in Brazil, crushed everyone who got in his way during Day 3 and boosted his stack from 169k to amazing 1,973,000 chips, which must be some kind of record in EPT history.
For the last few months there's been rumours flying around, that the European Poker Tour would be moving the Grand Final event from Monte Carlo to another location. Speculation's suggested pretty much every high profile European city - and some less-than-high-profile cities. Now it's finally decided where it's headed.Read more » European Poker Tour Grand Final moves to Spain
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