There are now only 13-players left in the WPT Barcelona main event. Leading the field is Sergio Fernandez who had an incredible winning streak during Day 3. He will bring 1,268,000 chips to Day 4 and has a great chance of making his first WPT final table. Another player that impressed yesterday was Chanracy khun. The Canadian citizen sent several players packing during Day 3 and will bring the second largest stack (838,000) to the tables today.
The action resumes at 14:00 CET and will, according to the plans, continue until a final table of 6 players has been reached. The remaining players are guaranteed $14,215 each with the chance of laying hands on the top prize of $258,448 + a seat in the WPT final.
It has been an action-filled weekend in Casino Barcelona's poker room as Day 1A, Day 1B and Day 2 of the WPT Barcelona main event have been played. The field has been narrowed down from 249 to 42 players and the money bubble will burst during Day 3 (starts at noon today). The chip leader is Anaras Alekberovas (picture) with 467,000 chips and Tahiri Hassani (434,500) and Antonio Alfaia (430,500) are not far behind.
Besides the players mentioned above, there are two players that one should look out for during Day 3: Lukas Berglund (347k), of Sweden, who won this tournament in 2011 and Steve O'Dwyer (112,000), the American poker pro who has played several EPT and WPT final tables.
The European Poker Tour Barcelona High Roller tournament saw a field of 101 players (10 reloads). After 3 days and several hours of play on the final table, Alex Bilokur and Laurent Polito were the last men standing. The two agreed on a deal that gave Bilokur the larger cheque. Bilokur, who earned $1.1 million for winning the $25k High Roller at the PCA last season, added another $295,451 to his bankroll after being eliminated in second place by Polito. Laurent Polito, whose biggest win before was "only" €64,000, received €270,229 and the exclusive Shamballa Jewels bracelet for taking down the tournament.
Top 10 finishers: 1. Laurent Polito, France - €270,229 2. Alex Bilokur, Russia - €295,451 3. Tobias Reinkemeier, Germany - €119,660 4. Stanislav Labutkin, Russian Federation - €95,180 5. Carlos Mora Alvarez, Mexico - €73,430 6. Jean-Noel Thorel, France - €54,390 7. Bertrand Grospellier, France - €43,510 8. Joao Vieira, Portugal - €32,630 9. Kristijonas Andrulis, Lithuania - €27,190 10. Jonathan Duhamel, Canada - €27,190
The WPT Barcelona Spanish Championships final table was played last Sunday. Lukas Berglund, 18, from Sweden, arrived at the final table in the middle of the field. However, it didn't take long before the young swede won a 3-way all-in and eliminated 2 players.
After that, he knocked out all of the remaining players and laid hands on the first place prize of €206,000. It was a very well-deserved win by the young swede who we probably will hear more about in the future.
Yesterday, the first starting day of the WPT Barcelona Spanish Championship kicked off at the Gran Casino in Barcelona. Everyone expected a quite big field of players to show, but unfortunately it didn't end up that way. Only 94 players came to play the first starting day of WPT Barclona, and at the end of the day 54 of them still had chips left.
In the lead is Artur Koren (picture) with 122,800 chips, and in second place is Justin Tazelaar with 112,500 chips. Unfortunately there weren't many big names to be found in the field that survived Day 1a. Let's hope that Day 2 will attract a much greater player field, and that we also get to see some bigger names who survive the day with healthy stacks.
The WPT-final at the Bellagio in Vegas came to an end less than a week ago. Today at 15:00 CET, it's time for the WPT Spanish Championship at the Gran Casino in Barcelona, Spain. It cost €3,500 to enter the tournament, and a large field of players are expected to take part.
The final table, where some serious cash is up for grabs, will be played on Sunday. Unfortunately there won't be a High Roller event this time, but there are plenty of other events with large buy-ins, so hopefully many big names that get knocked out of the Main Event will stay in Barcelona.
We will keep you updated on the Main Event and other interesting events.
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