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See below for results and coverage for all 35 scheduled poker tournaments that take place at EPT Barcelona. The main results table lists all event winners and total prize pools, and you can click the event name and get full results.

Player Lists, Gallery Photos, Payout, Side Events and Final Table for the Main Event, Super High Roller and High Roller tournaments are also available.

Full reports from EPT 10 Barcelona are available on the PokerStars Blog and EPT facebook page.

ESPT: Tournament Results

Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
A Estrellas Main Event
28/08/2013
€1,000 + €100
1798 €1,744,060 Soenke Jahn
€169,136
B NL - Unlimited Rebuy + Addon Super Satellite to EPT Main Event - THREE SEATS GUARANTEED ( €50 RB & AO)
28/08/2013
€100 + €10
191 €29,779 4 seats awarded
C NL - Super Satellite to Estrellas Main Event Day 1B - THREE SEATS GUARANTEED
28/08/2013
€150 + €15
146 €21,243 19 seats awarded
D NL - Turbo
29/08/2013
€200 + €20
125 €24,250 Roberto Lanero Carrillo
€4,668
E NL - Estrellas Mini Event
30/08/2013
€300 + €30
469 €136,479 Gilles Silbernagel
€30,780
F NL - Unlimited Rebuy + Addon Super Satellite to EPT Main Event - ONE SEAT GUARANTEED (€50 RB & AO)
30/08/2013
€100 + €10
199 €49,858 9 seats awarded
G NL - Estrellas High Roller
31/08/2013
€1,850 + €150
521 €934,935 Jonathan Currle
€149,610
H PLO -Double Chance
01/09/2013
€250 + €25
127 €30,798 Oren Rosen
€6,615

ESPT Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€ )
1 Soenke Jahn   169,136
2 Paul Nunes   204,589
3 Alin Sameeian   158,475
4 Marcelo Fonseca   121,000
5 Marc Pujol Cases   67,400
6 Pablo Cusí   53,800
7 Lukasz Roczniak   41,100
8 Alfonso Amendola   29,000
9 Igor Yaroshevskyy   22,160
10 Josef Antos   18,560
11 Alan Rocamora Garcia   18,560
12 Carmelo Placenti   16,535
13 Milan Polke   16,535
14 Mustapha Kanit   14,790
15 Alexandra Mariov   14,790
16 Aparicio Sole Ingacio   13,045
17 Martin Guth   13,045
18 Josep Manel Torta   11,300
19 David Penarroya   11,300
20 Viacheslav Abo   11,300
21 Wouter Van Der Peiyl   9,560
22 Diago Soto Benitez   9,560
23 Guy Goossens   9,560
24 Madis Erit   7,900
25 Jason Lavallee   7,900
26 Alexey Pugachev   7,900
27 Jordan Jordanov   7,900
28 Samuel Rodriguez Merino   6,750
29 Kyriakos Mitsopoulos   6,750
30 Karolis Sereika   6,750
31 Stefano Terziano   6,750
32 Aquilino Lopez Del Rio   5,755
33 Ilya Bedernikov   5,755
34 Dmitry Vitkind   5,755
35 Alejandro Perez Torres   5,755
36 Dieter Edling   5,755
37 Bjorn Geissart   5,755
38 Tomas Ksenevicius   5,755
39 Vitaliy Shepitko   5,755
40 Mark Lane   4,780
41 Inigo Rodriguez Gomez   4,780
42 Tigran Yazychyan   4,780
43 Allyn Shulman   4,780
44 Charlotte Van Brabander   4,780
45 Jose Luis Puente Oña   4,780
46 Thierry Navarro   4,780
47 Pawel Keller   4,780
48 Ruben Osvaldo Hurinich   4,780
49 Marcel Buissink   4,780
50 Miguel Fernandez Reguiera   4,780
51 Konstantin Streletskiy   4,780
52 Alain Bauer   4,780
53 Raigo Aasmaa   4,780
54 Norbit Szecsi   4,780
55 Konstantin Puchkov   4,780
56 Rayk Leuthold   3,820
57 Antonio Perrez Salas   3,820
58 David Egea Gomez   3,820
59 Marc Gonzalez Valls   3,820
60 Dariusz Paszkiewicz   3,820
61 Chritstian Serrano Pleguezuelos   3,820
62 Juan Santa Cruz   3,820
63 Julien Gaston   3,820
64 Pedro Oliva Martinez   3,820
65 Albert Macia Alcaide   3,820
66 Mantas Stikelis   3,820
67 Valdimir Dobrov   3,820
68 Valdimir Novitckii   3,820
69 Steven Watts   3,820
70 Gereard Chamorro   3,820
71 Julian Stuer   3,820
72 Alexandre Moix Mitjavilla   3,245
73 Manel Montalban Sala   3,245
74 Ben Masbah   3,245
75 Florian Stephan Loelinert   3,245
76 Carlos Hey De Lima   3,245
77 Karin Bruteij   3,245
78 Dimitar Yosifov   3,245
79 Gorka Gutierrez   3,245
80 Philippe Souki   3,245
81 On Albilia   3,245
82 Alex Casals   3,245
83 Sofia Lovgren   3,245
84 Garcia Valls Oroil   3,245
85 Mattia Toscano   3,245
86 Jose Javier Patiño Gonzalez   3,245
87 Javier Souto Corral   3,245
88 Andrea Benelli   3,245
89 Simon Robert Deadman   3,245
90 Jean Pierre Gleize   3,245
91 Alexandrer Lakhov   3,245
92 Walter Treccarichi   3,245
93 Juan Jose Iglesias Mora   3,245
94 Vasile Valentin Ahghel   3,245
95 Martin Mathis   3,245
96 Stanislavs Macugins   2,790
97 Francisco Javier Parra Soler   2,790
98 Tobias Daniel Wagner   2,790
99 Miquel Noguera Grifol   2,790
100 Ruben Monterde Soria   2,790
101 Adrian Vincent Daniel Schuh   2,790
102 Juan Maceiras Lapido   2,790
103 Axier Penagaricano Artega   2,790
104 Eduardo Elvis Boudet   2,790
105 Charles Georges Calfeus   2,790
106 Michael Franz Back   2,790
107 Ka Kwan Lau   2,790
108 Anatoly Filaton   2,790
109 Lauri Varonen   2,790
110 Asher Kramer   2,790
111 Peieter Ram   2,790
112 Lukasz Jaroslaw Jankoliski   2,790
113 Pedro Juan Rodrigo Caravaca   2,790
114 Ruben Velasco Merino   2,790
115 Jose Martorell Atienza   2,790
116 Henri Freder Benoni   2,790
117 Adrain Silva   2,790
118 Roger Patrick Hairabedian   2,790
119 Yacheslav Zobov   2,790
120 Xavier Ponce Vargas   2,370
121 Ahmed Ahmed   2,370
122 Jairo Arias Menendez   2,370
123 Jaime Eduardo Catanylee   2,370
124 Logi Unnarson Jonsson   2,370
125 Daniel Gomez   2,370
126 Andrei Konopelko   2,370
127 Miguel Angel Sainz Lopez   2,370
128 Alejandro Sanchez Arguiano   2,370
129 Paul Clin Ciaca   2,370
130 Oscar Antonio Romero Martinez   2,370
131 Marius Aurel Popa   2,370
132 Oscar Arino Saura   2,370
133 Gregory Hairabedian   2,370
134 Yves Victor Hallague   2,370
135 Anton Suarez Johansson   2,370
136 Dimitry Urbanovich   2,370
137 Marco Della Tommasina   2,370
138 Luis Miguel Marcos Pinto   2,370
139 Vincent Daniel Noe   2,370
140 Aki Petteri Vihikainen   2,370
141 Felix Juarez Hernan   2,370
142 Rudy Blondoeau   2,370
143 Jorge Colas Vaquero   2,370
144 Rory Kevin Brown   2,130
145 Calin Sebastian Maier   2,130
146 Oscar Montaner Del Valle   2,130
147 Jose Miguel Martinez Garnes   2,130
148 Spyros Karathanos   2,130
149 Josef Birchier   2,130
150 Boris Kuzmanovic   2,130
151 Joan Oriol Vilaseca Lecina   2,130
152 Tran Anh Khoi Le   2,130
153 Heinz Traut   2,130
154 Lluis Bartomeu Guerrero Fullana   2,130
155 Sindri Bjoernsson   2,130
156 Manuel Gonçalves   2,130
157 Karinm Erich Balm   2,130
158 Alexis Abreu Abrante   2,130
159 Rick Streefland   2,130
160 Tiziano Fasan   2,130
161 Alberto Blasillado   2,130
162 Viktor Lavi   2,130
163 Nicki Leander Dalgaard   2,130
164 Guy Felder   2,130
165 Matthieu Philippe Cabannes   2,130
166 John Philip Stokes   2,130
167 Amiran Ansguladze   2,130
168 Alialain Mekhtoub   2,130
169 Ezequiel Macho Morcillo   2,130
170 Laurynas Marius Levinskas   2,130
171 Carlos Humberto Arango Castano   2,130
172 Juho Heikki Heiska   2,130
173 Ruberto Merida Diaz   2,130
174 Alejandro Vaquiero   2,130
175 Joseph Alexander Loughney   2,130
176 Joerg Krupp   2,130
177 Erik van den Berg   2,130
178 Mike Villemin   2,130
179 Mitja Potocin   2,130
180 Adrian Naya Lopez   2,130
181 Jose Ramon Preciado Mora   2,130
182 Bonifacio Martinez Gonzalez   2,130
183 Jerome Lhostis   2,130
184 Stefan Andrea Mavermann   1,935
185 Jesus Ado Villacorta   1,935
186 Igor Ampudia Fernandez   1,935
187 Sergi Roca Pascual   1,935
188 Claas Eyke Segebrecht   1,935
189 Joel Visa Jordana   1,935
190 Antonio Dascenzo   1,935
191 Juan Antonio Gcmariz Solano   1,935
192 Niko Tapio Mykkanen   1,935
193 Thierry Cazals   1,935
194 Vincent Guillon   1,935
195 Fedrico Piroddi   1,935
196 Zhelyo Zhelev   1,935
197 Radoslav Jacek Morawiec   1,935
198 Larserik Isaksen   1,935
199 Juergen Chukad Cheng   1,935
200 Kevin Santner   1,935
201 Frederic Bussot-Fuentes   1,935
202 John Laurence Kiernan   1,935
203 Victor Patino Gonzolez   1,935
204 Martin Godsk Stausholm   1,935
205 Linda Christin Kinhult   1,935
206 Yves Pierre Maison   1,935
207 Paulo Cesar Figueiredo Ribeiro   1,935
208 Klein Jan Ginther   1,935
209 Benjamin Saada   1,935
210 Antonin Duda   1,935
211 Cayetano Garcia Ayala   1,935
212 Christophe De Meulder   1,935
213 Manuel Clement Buyaldon   1,935
214 Alejandro Tartiere Ontanon   1,935
215 Vyacheslav Potemkin   1,935
216 Brent Howard Chapman   1,935
217 Benjamin Garcia Rivera   1,935
218 Ignacio Cuesta   1,935
219 Marion Grootkerk   1,935
220 Eugeno Santamaria Tessier   1,935
221 Ruben Veras Fragoso   1,935
222 Jon Skiple Sataoeen   1,935
223 Adrian Jose Valero Arenas   1,935
224 Marco Caza   1,760
225 Dejan Divkovic   1,760
226 Manue Caldeira   1,760
227 Guiseppe Giannone   1,760
228 Eduardo Jose Gomez Cocera   1,760
229 Karl Maarten Eriksson   1,760
230 Carles Campas Rius   1,760
231 Lennart Konst   1,760
232 Angel Guillen   1,760
233 Aivaras Bardavskas   1,760
234 Richard Black Milne   1,760
235 Ruben Puras Die Guez   1,760
236 Nabil Mohamed Abdien   1,760
237 Juan Carlos Canoves Jorba   1,760
238 Halldor Sverrisson   1,760
239 Doris Windhoff   1,760
240 Korbinian Sonnenholzner   1,760
241 Teso David Do Mascimento   1,760
242 Aleksandar Traykovski   1,760
243 Roberto Romanello   1,760
244 Eugenii Veshitckii   1,760
245 Essig Waldemar   1,760
246 Andrey Chesnokov   1,760
247 Ruben Cebollada   1,760
248 Yoas Francois Mudde   1,760
249 Ivan Montaner Del Valle   1,760
250 Aleh Plavski   1,760
251 Denis Kipnis   1,760
252 Borya Gomez Garcia   1,760
253 Wilhelm Nordfjord   1,760
254 Carlos Monge Rodriguez   1,760
255 Robert Bonifacius   1,760
256 Theodoridis Georgios   1,760
257 Martin Staszko   1,760
258 Jose Luis Villanstre Avero   1,760
259 Harish Bath   1,760
260 Pedro Sanchez Lopez   1,760
261 Sergio Aido   1,320
262 Mattia Gianluca   1,320
263 Eamonn Blake   1,320
264 Marcin Wydroliski   1,320

ESPT Event Final Table

Paul Nunes, UK, PokerStars Qualifier: 14,475,000
This 25-year-old player from Guildford near London usually plays online tournaments and is a regular at EPT events. This is his second Estrellas event and he qualified after playing just one satellite.

Soenke Jahn, Germany, PokerStars Qualifier: 6,050,000
Jahn, 24, is playing his first Estrellas Poker Tour and came to Barcelona with a friend. He usually plays 1k tournaments but on bigger events such as the EPT only plays the €200 sides. Prefers playing multi-table Hold'em tournaments online.

Alin Saameian, Germany: 2,200,000
This 39-year-old player from Bremen is playing his first Estrellas Poker Tour evet. Has already played in five EPT Main Events as well as other EPT side events. His best result so far was second in a €28k event in the Czech Republic. He prefers playing live and specifically Hold'Em tournaments. He runs a business with his brother and has been playing poker as a hobby until now - although now the hobby is becoming serious!

Marcelo Fonseca, Brasil, PokerStars Qualifier: 2,800,000 chips
This player from Porto Alegre is a regular in LAPT and BSOP events. Winner of LAPT Uruguay in 2012 and 3rd place of LAPT São Paulo in 2011 which was at the time a record-breaking tournament in Latin America. Usually plays live tournaments in Brasil and this is his first participation in the Estrellas Poker Tour.  Prefers playing multi-table Hold'Em tournaments.

Alfonso Amendola, Italy: 700,000 (OUT IN 8TH)
This is the popular Italian's first time playing Estrellas tournaments, but the EPT regular has been visiting Barcelona for the past five years for EPTs. His best results so far include two WSOP final tables and ninth place at EPT Berlin. His favourite games at the moment are PLO and Open Face Chinese.

Marc Pujol, Spain, PokerStars Qualifier: 1,150,000
This 23-year-old player from Barcelona is playing the Estrellas Poker Tour for the first time. He usually plays Heads-Up Sit n Go Turbos online during weekends as he is currently studying Business Administration at university.

Lukasz Roczniak, Polnd, PokerStars Qualifiers: 1,615,000 (OUT IN 7TH)
Hailing from Warsaw, EPT regular Roczniak prefers Omaha High/Lo games. He has played at three stops of this fourth Estrellas Poker Tour season. He visited Barcelona last year as a tourist but this year brought friends to support him - and they will be railing him at his first final table.

Pablo Cusí, Spain: 6,760,000
This is the first final for this disabled Valencian player who is being assisted at the table by his brother. He has been playing online since 2008 and started participating in live events since 2010. This is his sixth participation in Estrellas tournaments and he prefers playing online cash games as he is fascinated by statistics and numbers.

EPT: Tournament Results

EPT Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
1 €50k Super High Roller
01/09/2013
€48,500 + €1,500
40 €2,448,765 Vitaly Lunkin
€771,300
2 Women's Event
31/08/2013
€300 + €30
86 €25,026 Hana Soljan
€6,880
3 NL RB/AO Super Sat to EPT Main
31/08/2013
€500 + €50
117 €115,915 23 seats awarded
4 €1k NL Turbo
31/08/2013
€1,000 + €100
201 €194,970 Jakub Mroczek
€36,020
6 NL RB/AO Super Sat to EPT Main
01/09/2013
€500 + €50
139 €142,105 26 seats awarded
7 NL Last Chance Turbo Super Sat
01/09/2013
€1,050 + €50
131 €133,423 26 seats awarded
8 €2k NL Turbo
31/08/2013
€2,000 + €200
172 €333,680 Fred Weiss
€77,580
9 €2k NL Holdem
04/09/2013
€2,000 + €200
363 €704,220 Alain Roy
€118,220
10 PLO - Turbo
03/09/2013
€500 + €50
97 €47,045 Alexander Orlov
€12,500
11 NL - Turbo
03/09/2013
€300 + €30
327 €95,157 Amiran Andguladze
€12,000
12 EPT10 Heads Up Championships
04/09/2013
€10,000 + €300
2 €19,600 Tobias Kuder
€19,600
13 NL Holdem - Single Re-Entry
06/09/2013
€1,000 + €100
633
(104 re-entries)
€714,890 Gerald Karlic
€110,000
14 PLO
05/09/2013
€1,500 + €150
124 €180,420 Florian Kossler
€45,400
15 NL - Turbo - Win the Button!
04/09/2013
€300 + €30
214 €62,274 Cristian-Alexandru Bala
€13,100
16 €10K NL High Roller
06/09/2013
€10,000 + €300
138
(42 re-entries)
€1,764,000 Thomas Muhlocker
€390,700
17 NLO8 - Turbo Deepstack
05/09/2013
€300 + €30
56 €16,296 Graham Clarkson
€4,890
18 €1k NLH Turbo Bounty
04/09/2013
€1,000 + €1,000 + €150
207 €194,580 Ondrej Vinklarek
€41,200
19 NLH Turbo Bounty
04/09/2013
€300 + €100 + €30
206 €59,328 Patrik Hirvonen
€10,117
20 €1k NL Holdem - 30 Minute Levels
06/09/2013
€1,000 + €100
138 €133,860 Dmitry Yurasov
€32,100
21 €1k NL Heads Up - 64 Cap
06/09/2013
€1,000 + €100
32 €31,040 Michael Flanagan
€13,970
22 €500 NL Holdem - Deepstack
06/09/2013
€500 + €50
221 €107,185 David Taborsky
€22,670
23 €300 NL Turbo
06/09/2013
€300 + €30
103 €29,972 Glen Cymbaluk
€7,950
24 €5k NL Turbo - "6 Handed"
07/09/2013
€5,000 + €200
43 €208,550 Joao Barbosa
€70,900
25 €300 NL Summer Deepstack Turbo
07/09/2013
€300 + €30
173 €50,343 Eugenii Vershitskiy
€9,618
26 €2000 NL Turbo "6 Handed"
07/09/2013
€2,000 + €150
110 €213,400 Joel Dias
€54,950
27 €100 NL Hyper Turbo - €10K GTD
07/09/2013
€100 + €10
199 €19,303 Johanne Cammarata
€4,280

EPT Super High Roller Event Lists

EPT Super High Roller Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€ )
1 Vitaly Lunkin   771,300
2 Erik Seidel   557,100
3 Steve O'Dwyer   355,100
4 Mike McDonald   269,400
5 David Benefield   208,150
6 Ole Schemion   159,200
7 Fabian Quoss   128,515

EPT Super High Roller Event Final Table

Seat 1: Timothy Adams (845,000)
Despite bringing the smallest stack into the final eight, Timothy Adams is no stranger to high pressure situations and success on the poker circuit. Adams, a Canadian professional poker player hailing from Burlington, ON, holds over $1.6 million in live tournament winnings to his name. Adams is also known for his online play under the name "Tim0thee".

Adams' live tournament results date back as far as 2007, but he found true glory during the summer of 2012 at the World Series of Poker. During that summer, Adams scored an impressive five cashes, one of which happened to be a victory and a WSOP bracelet. Adams conquered the field of Event 28: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Four-Handed to clinch his first bracelet win and pocket over $392,000 in prize money.

Despite his WSOP bracelet being one of, if not the most prestigious items on Adams' live poker resume, his largest cash came earlier this year at the 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final. Adams scored a fourth-place finish in the €100,000 Super High Roller which netted him €485,100 in prize money ($636,088) for the largest live tournament score of his life. If Adams can work his short stack up and best the field today, he will break his personal record set at the EPT Grand Final and find a new event sitting at the top of his resume.

Seat 2: Steve O'Dwyer (1,015,000)
Steve O'Dwyer is a familiar face on the European Poker Tour and may be best known for winning the 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event. In what was the final Main Event of the EPT 9 season, O'Dwyer bested what was one of the most stacked final tables in EPT history. O'Dwyer conquered the likes of Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Lodden, Jake Cody, Noah Schwartz, and Grant Levy to pocket the €1,224,000 in first-place prize money as well as the title and the trophy.

Prior to winning that prestigious event, O'Dwyer was still a staple of the tournament circuit and found much success worldwide. O’Dwyer’s first big score was back in 2009 when he came sixth in the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for more than $213,796, but it was 2011 when the communications graduate had his breakthrough year. O’Dwyer won nearly $1.5 million that year and snagged a further $880,000 in 2012, tearing through EPT Season 8 with a fifth place in the EPT Barcelona €10,000 High Roller, a runner-up finish at EPT London for £465,000, and seventh at EPT Copenhagen for DKr 290,000. O’Dwyer originally hails from the United States but now holds an Irish passport and now lives in Dublin where he plays poker online.

Seat 3: Mike McDonald (2,300,000)
Born in 1989 in Waterloo, Ontario, Mike McDonald is a Canadian professional poker player best known for being the youngest-ever European Poker Tour champion. McDonald won the EPT Dortmund Main Event in 2008 and pocketed €933,600 for his impressive showing.

While his breakout showing in Dortmund remains McDonald's largest score on the EPT, he has found much success at other events since. In 2010, McDonald made a final table appearance that resulted in a third place finish at the EPT Prague Main Event. McDonald pocketed a cool €295,000 for this showing. Not too long after, McDonald claimed victory at the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em side event where his first place showing won him over $146,000.

McDonald started playing poker when he was a teenager and soon became known at the online poker tables by his nickname “Timex”, a moniker that he still goes by to this day. Despite being a short stack for a majority of the early final table play during Day 2, McDonald managed to build a stack and will be entering this final table third in chips with 2.3 million.

Seat 4: Fabian Quoss (1,120,000)
Hailing from Nuremberg, Germany, Fabian Quoss is a professional poker player who is no stranger to success at the tables. Quoss, who has over $3.1 million in lifetime live tournament winnings, burst onto the live scene back in 2009. At the 40th World Series of Poker, Quoss made a deep run in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event that eventually resulted in a runner-up finish. This deep run allowed Quoss to pocket $427,911 and from there Quoss' tournament winnings continued to grow.

Just over one year later, Quoss added his first live tournament win to his resume when he took down the £3,500 English Poker Open Main Event in London.

While these early highlights showcase the talent that helped propel Quoss onto the live tournament scene, the young poker superstar has found much success in high roller tournaments as of late. Quoss scored his largest lifetime live score earlier this year at the 2013 Aussie Millions AU$250,000 Challenge when he finished in third place for a AU$750,000 payday. Just one month later, Quoss found himself with another third place finish, this time at the EPT 9 London High Roller event. Quoss is clearly no stranger to high pressure and high buy in events and will certainly be a force to be reckoned with at this final table.

Seat 5: Erik Seidel (1,145,000)
Erik Seidel is no stranger to the poker scene, and he's especially no stranger to high buy-in events like this one. He won the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge in 2011 for AU$2,500,000. That same year Seidel took third in the $100,000 Challenge for AU$625,000. Needless to say, the Poker Hall of Famer, who has more than $17.6 million in career earnings, knows just what he is doing in big buy-in events.

In 2003, Seidel took fourth in the AU$2,000 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event for AU$9,200, then took second in the AU$1,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event for AU$35,000. In 2007, Seidel placed second in the $100,000 Challenge for AU$550,000 and topped that earning the next year when he came runner-up in the Aussie Millions Main Event for AU$1,000,000. He then won the AU$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha in 2010 for AU$120,000 in 2010, but 2011 proved to be his best year ever Down Under.

Born in New York City in 1959, Seidel always had a gifted mind for games of all kinds. He took up backgammon while in college and soon dropped out to pursue a professional career playing the game. New York’s famous Mayfair Club was like a second home to Seidel. There he was able to hone his skills against some of the best players around.

Seidel traveled around playing backgammon tournaments for about eight years before making some forays into the stock market. With more and more people indulging in poker at the Mayfair Club, Seidel decided to give it a shot. Poker wasn’t his only source of income though, as Seidel took up a regular job as a stockbroker with much more of a secure income. The security of a regular paycheck went out the window though in 1987 when the stock market crashed and Seidel lost his job. Luckily, he still had poker.

The Mayfair Club was growing with players and Seidel soon became one of the best of them, along with the likes of Howard Lederer and Dan Harrington. It was around this time that Seidel took a shot in Vegas at the 1988 World Series where he ended up placing second in the Main Event to the world renowned Johnny Chan. A few years later in 1991, Seidel would return to place second in another WSOP event. It would only take one more year for his wrist to be wrapped in WSOP gold.

In 1992, Seidel captured his first bracelet followed by a second bracelet in 1993. Another year later saw Erik walk away from the WSOP with another bracelet. The 1998 was another good year at the Series for Seidel. He was able to cash four times and win his fourth bracelet. One more year later, Seidel made a run at the WSOP Main Event again, this time placing fourth for almost $280,000.

Taking the next logical step, Seidel moved out to Vegas with his wife and from there the winnings just seemed to pile up. The years 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007 all saw Seidel walk away from WSOP with more gold wrapped around his wrist to give him a total of eight bracelets.

Erik Seidel's Top 8 WSOP Results
Year Event  Place Prize
1992 $2,500 Limit Hold'em 1st  $168,000
1993 $2,500 Omaha 8 or Better 1st  $94,000
1994 $5,000 Limit Hold'em 1st  $210,000
1998 $5,000 No-Limit Deuce to Seven Draw 1st  $132,750
2001 $3,000 No-Limit Texas Hold'em 1st  $411,300
2003 $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha  1st  $146,100
2005 $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em  1st  $611,795
2007 $5,000 No-Limit Deuce to Seven Draw 1st  $538,835

Australia and the WSOP aren't the only places Seidel shines. He had a deep, second-place run at the Jack Binion World Poker Open in 2002 along with wins at Festa Al Lago II and III, where he secured wins in both events. In 2008 Seidel took down the World Poker Tour Foxwoods Poker Classic for almost $1 million.

The big questions is... can Seidel notch his first EPT win here today? Only time will tell!

Seat 6: Ole Schemion (2,835,000)
Ole Schemion is one of Germany's brightest up-and-coming stars; what's more, he's established that reputation all before the age of 21! The youngster has already amassed more than $3 million in career live tournament earnings, including wins in the 2012 Masters Classics of Poker in Amsterdam for $368,895 and the 2012 Partouche Poker Tour Main Event for $1,474,671. He has also won side events at EPT Berlin in both 2011 ($77,138) and 2012 ($90,075).

Schemion won a huge pot on Day 2 toward the start of the day when he woke up with pocket kings against Daniel Alaei's ace-king. From there, Schemion continued his dominance by consistently winning both small pots and big pots alike. Our Live Reporting team caught a particularly interesting hand involving Schemion and Steve O'Dwyer where Schemion three-barreled into O'Dwyer and showed one of his hole cards after a fold on the river. What Schemion held is still a mystery!

Schemion begins the final table with a big chip lead and barring a reversal of luck, he's primed to not the second-biggest score of his career. All he has to do is finish third or better and he'll do it.

Seat 7: David Benefield (1,020,000)
In the realm of online poker, 27-year-old David Benefield is a legend known by the name “Raptor.” That’s the moniker Benefield used when he first ran $450 into $20,000. Years later, that sum would be in the millions. Now, the better part of a decade later, the man who bought a half-million-dollar house in Fort Worth with Tom “durrrr” Dwan when he was 20, is not only at this final table, but also at the final table of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event as the short stack in this year's November Nine.

Credited with creating the quad monitor set-up - a grind station system used by hundreds of online players nowadays - Benefield once posted a “Raptor Challenge” on Two Plus Two stating that he wanted to make enough money to buy a $1.4-million vacation home in Costa Rica, and while that may have been a dream of days gone by, he’ll be at least halfway there as he’s guaranteed $733,224 as a member of the November Nine.

Prior to this year, Benefield’s largest score was for $150,035 after finishing eighth in the €50,000 Majestic Super High Roller at the 2012 WSOP Europe. He also took sixth in the 2010 Event #17 $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $135,718. Other notable live accomplishments include 73rd in the 2008 WSOP Main Event for $77,200, 13th in the 2008 WSOP Event #1 $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold’em for $41,360 and 10th in Event #50: $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha for $53,721 the same year.

While things are going great for Benefield now, that wasn’t always the case for the former CardRunners instructor and member of the famed Ship It Holla Ballas. “For some reason, I am just not all that happy with what I am doing,” Benefield admitted in a blog post back in 2008. “I have made a ton of money, have set myself up for life, but can’t seem to get any fulfillment out of poker. I am working on some lifestyle changes, and they are coming along nicely.”

Among those lifestyle changes were eating healthfully, practicing yoga and moving to New Mexico to study philosophy and literature at St. John’s College. Benefield proceeded to announce his “retirement” from poker and two years later and transferred to Colombia University, where he is currently a part-time student studying Chinese and political science. While Benefield left the life of an online poker pro behind, he still traveled to the WSOP every year and as you know, while Benefield may have been done with poker, the game wasn’t done with him.

Interestingly, Benefield is guaranteed $733,224 in this year's WSOP, but he can surpass that if he were to managed a victory here today!

For more on Benefield we recommend you check out Ship It Holla Ballas!: How a Bunch of 19-Year-Old College Dropouts Used the Internet to Become Poker's Loudest, Craziest, and Richest Crew by Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback.

Seat 8: Vitaly Lunkin (2,470,000)
Vitaly Lunkin is 38-years-old professional poker player from Russia and the proud winner of over $3 million in career tournament earnings. Lunkin got his first cash in a tournament in 2003 when he took down a pot-limit Omaha event at the Moscow Open in 2003. He earned almost $12,000 for that win.

It wouldn’t be until 2006 that Lunkin would get his first World Series of Poker cash. He finished in the money in the Main Event that year for about $5,000 profit. The following year in 2007, Lunkin hit a score worth $25,500 in the Moscow Millions Main Event.

Big things would happen to Vitaly come 2008. He traveled back to Las Vegas for the WSOP and placed first in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event. Lunkin earned $629,417 for the win, not to mention his first WSOP gold bracelet.

In 2009, Lunkin cashed in the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo before returning to his home of Moscow, Russia for the Russian Poker Tour’s Main Event. The event was a $7,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event and Lunkin walked away with the victory and over $440,000. That same month, Lunkin’s poker career would get a lot better back in Vegas.

That is where a special $40,000 buy-in anniversary event was being held at the WSOP. That event attracted 201 of the toughest players in the game. When all said and done, Lunkin bested Isaac Haxton in heads-up play to earn the nearly $1.9 million first-place prize. It was not only considered one of the greatest tournament victories of all time, but also marked Lunkin’s second WSOP gold bracelet.

EPT Main Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Tom Middleton PokerStars qualifier 1,067,000
2 Kimmo Kurko   625,000
3 Kresten Nielsen PokerStars qualifier 440,500
4 Luca Fiorini PokerStars qualifier 328,000
5 Pasi Sormunen   253,000
6 Benoit Gury PokerStars sponsored player 188,000
7 Eduard Bhaggoe   143,000
8 Andreas Christoforou PokerStars player 102,430
9 Alejandro Perez   79,000
10 Stefan Kolossow PokerStars Qualifier 65,600
11 Emilio Jimenez PokerStars Player 65,600
12 Madis Muur PokerStars Player 58,950
13 Anaras Alekberovas PokerStars Player 58,950
14 Michel Eid   52,940
15 Niall Farrell PokerStars Player 52,940
16 Rens Feenstra PokerStars Player 46,940
17 Valentino Konakchiev   46,940
18 Nicolau Villa-Lobos PokerStars Player 40,940
19 Denis Pisarev PokerStars Player 40,940
20 Sergei Chantcev PokerStars qualifier 40,940
21 Florian Duta   34,950
22 Lukas Berglund PokerStars Qualifier 34,950
23 Jamila Von Perger PokerStars Player 34,950
24 Julian Thomas PokerStars Player 29,270
25 Martin Staszko   29,270
26 Parker Talbot PokerStars Player 29,270
27 Raphael Halfon PokerStars Player 29,270
28 Jacob Rasmussen PokerStars Player 24,720
29 Guillermo Olvera PokerStars Player 24,720
30 Maximilian Senft PokerStars Player 24,720
31 Christopher Andler   24,720
32 Thomas Butzhammer PokerStars Player 21,440
33 Yannick Frenette PokerStars Qualifier 21,440
34 Dragan Kostic   21,440
35 Jacek Markowski PokerStars Player 21,440
36 Christophe De Meulder Team PokerStars Pro 21,440
37 Miklos Zsuffa PokerStars Player 21,440
38 Kevin Vandermissen   21,440
39 Manuel Cuberos Live Satellite 21,440
40 Danny Covyn PokerStars Player 18,200
41 David Kaufmann PokerStars Player 18,200
42 Michel Pecheux   18,200
43 Dejan Divkovic PokerStars Player 18,200
44 Dimitar Danchev PokerStars Player 18,200
45 Max Greenwood PokerStars Player 18,200
46 Yakov Onuchin   18,200
47 Mike Watson PokerStars Player 18,200
48 Jari Haanniemi   18,200
49 Max Ruess PokerStars Qualifier 18,200
50 Douglas Souza PokerStars Player 18,200
51 Glib Kovtunov PokerStars Player 18,200
52 Dermot Blain PokerStars Player 18,200
53 Jonas Lauck PokerStars Player 18,200
54 Siddharth Jain PokerStars Qualifier 18,200
55 Sean Wilson   18,200
56 Nils Jarefjall PokerStars Player 14,960
57 Antonio Lacirignola   14,960
58 Francesco Delfoco   14,960
59 Petra Hruskova Live Satellite 14,960
60 Ryan Spittles PokerStars Player 14,960
61 Clement Thumy PokerStars Player 14,960
62 Andrey Danilyuk   14,960
63 Kent Lundmark PokerStars Player 14,960
64 Pascal Hartmann PokerStars Qualifier 14,960
65 Alejandro Belluccia   14,960
66 Jacques Torbey   14,960
67 Alain Debackere   14,960
68 Kevin Iacofano PokerStars Player 14,960
69 Eli Heath PokerStars Player 14,960
70 Aliaksei Boika PokerStars Qualifier 14,960
71 Zsolt Vasvenszki PokerStars Player 14,960
72 Albert Daher   12,700
73 Eli Heath PokerStars Player 12,700
74 Michael Skender PokerStars Player 12,700
75 Sebastian von Toperczer PokerStars Qualifier 12,700
76 Ramsey Khoury   12,700
77 Henri Benoni   12,700
78 Russell Thomas PokerStars Player 12,700
79 Mikalai Pobal PokerStars Player 12,700
80 Franceso Paola Conte   12,700
81 Vishal Pundjabi   12,700
82 Barham Kakahama   12,700
83 Renato Almeida PokerStars Player 12,700
84 Andrey Chesnokov   12,700
85 Grayson Ramage PokerStars Qualifier 12,700
86 Alex Stevic PokerStars Player 12,700
87 Stefan Vagner   12,700
88 Ivan Kotov PokerStars Player 12,700
89 Kevin Schulz PokerStars Qualifier 12,700
90 Antonio Brando Live Satellite 12,700
91 Milan Polke PokerStars Qualifier 12,700
92 Felix Stephensen PokerStars Player 12,700
93 Marc Colome PokerStars Player 12,700
94 Daniel Reijmer PokerStars Player 12,700
95 Anton Komarov   12,700
96 Massimo Di Cicco Live Satellite 11,350
97 Pawel Brzeski PokerStars Qualifier 11,350
98 Walid Bou Habib PokerStars Player 11,350
99 Maximiliano Gallardo PokerStars Player 11,350
100 Fokke Beukers PokerStars Player 11,350
101 Gaetano Dell`Aera   11,350
102 Alexey Makarov   11,350
103 Oscar Kroon PokerStars Player 11,350
104 Sampo Mikael Loeppoenen Live Satellite 11,350
105 Cesar Garrido   11,350
106 Martin Bolecek Live Satellite 11,350
107 Byron Kaverman PokerStars Player 11,350
108 Simon Mattsson PokerStars Qualifier 11,350
109 Therese Grønstad PokerStars Player 11,350
110 David Benefield PokerStars Player 11,350
111 Denis Gindash PokerStars Player 11,350
112 Isisdoro Barrena   11,350
113 Rien Wijermars PokerStars Player 11,350
114 Niclas Adolfsson PokerStars Player 11,350
115 Hui-Chen Kuo PokerStars Player 11,350
116 Jose Gonzales PokerStars Player 11,350
117 Markus Kivipuro   11,350
118 Massimo Mosele   11,350
119 Justin Gibson PokerStars Qualifier 11,350
120 Lothar Meier   10,000
121 Antonio Buonanno   10,000
122 Thomas Brauner PokerStars Player 10,000
123 Ole Schemion PokerStars Player 10,000
124 Josef Bachar   10,000
125 Abilio Ribeiro Live Satellite 10,000
126 Kevin MacPhee PokerStars Player 10,000
127 Pablo Alexander Tavitian PokerStars Player 10,000
128 Lukasz Roczniak PokerStars Qualifier 10,000
129 Kenny Hallaert PokerStars Player 10,000
130 Alessando Longobardi   10,000
131 Coloma Daniel PokerStars Player 10,000
132 Piotr Pietrzak PokerStars Player 10,000
133 Tigran Yazychyan PokerStars Player 10,000
134 Steve Gallo   10,000
135 Alexander Jung PokerStars Player 10,000
136 Mario Vojvoda PokerStars Player 10,000
137 Ole Nergard   10,000
138 Viacheslav Goryachev   10,000
139 Leonardo Carvarge Martins   10,000
140 Bo Kjaer Erichsen PokerStars Qualifier 10,000
141 Imed Mahmoud   10,000
142 Mihails Morozovs   10,000
143 Claas Segebrecht PokerStars Player 10,000
144 Grudi Hristov Grudev   8,680
145 Geoffrey Van Butsel PokerStars Player 8,680
146 Thom Gallagher PokerStars Qualifier 8,680
147 Victor Ramdin   8,680
148 Javier Etayo PokerStars Qualifier 8,680
149 Steven Watts   8,680
150 Kjetil Hansen Live Satellite 8,680
151 Marcos Paneque PokerStars Qualifier 8,680
152 Joao Barbosa PokerStars Player 8,680
153 Fabian Ortiz PokerStars Player 8,680
154 Morten Mortensen PokerStars Qualifier 8,680
155 Cristinel Sandu Live Satellite 8,680
156 Kenneth Kui   8,680
157 Sergey Rybachenko PokerStars Player 8,680
158 Leo Fernandez Team PokerStars Pro 8,680
159 Toni Judet PokerStars Qualifier 8,680
160 Marvin Rettenmaier PokerStars Player 8,680
161 Yann Dion PokerStars Qualifier 8,680
162 Dario Amorello   8,680
163 Berthold Winz   8,680
164 Ferdinando Lo Cascio   8,680
165 Aleksandar Denishev   8,680
166 Antonio Alfaia   8,680
167 Jose Javier Patiño   8,680
168 Igor Izmaylov   8,680
169 Daniel Colin Bass PokerStars Qualifier 8,680
170 Andre Vieira Andrade PokerStars Player 8,680
171 Teodor Caraba   8,680
172 Mario Adinolfi   8,680
173 Cédric Moerlen PokerStars Qualifier 8,680
174 Eduards Rakuss PokerStars Player 8,680
175 Jaco Verloop PokerStars Qualifier 8,680
176 Apostolos Chatzopoulos   8,680
177 Antal Roth Live Satellite 8,680
178 Santiago Soriano Ramos PokerStars Player 8,680
179 Luis Da Silva   8,680
180 Maksim Semisoshenko PokerStars Player 8,680
181 Shannon Shorr PokerStars Player 8,680
182 Deleanu Valentin PokerStars Qualifier 8,680
183 Stefan Jedlicka PokerStars Player 8,680

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Andreas “daskalos20” Christoforou, 32, Nicosia, Cyprus - 2,560,000
Andreas Christoforou has been a professional multi-table tournament player for the last four years. The Cypriot plays all the Sunday majors and made a Super Tuesday final table on PokerStars as recently as July playing under the name “daskalos20”. Christoforou also plays as “o daskalos” on Full Tilt and has cashed for more than $1.25m across the two sites. This is already his largest live cash but he had a couple of deep runs at the WSOP where small cashes could have been bigger.

“I will do my best but I know it’s tough... I’m an experienced player, I know what to do, but I have to be lucky as well,” said Christoforou.

Seat 2: Kimmo Kurko, 30, Tampere, Finland - 2,265,000
Kurko is a fulltime poker player who turned pro in 2008 after a win in Helsinki. He followed this up a year later by winning an EPT5 Sanremo €2,000 event. It was enough to make him a regular on the European circuit, with earnings to date of more than $1.1 million. Pokeritieto.com reporter Juhani Tyriseva said: "He's a lot like Juha Helppi. He doesn't make many mistakes."

Seat 3: Pasi Sormunen, 41, Riihimaki, Finland - 3,070,000
Sormunen, 41, is a businessman who considers himself a recreational player only, taking up the game three years ago. Like his fellow Finn Kimmo Kurko, Sormunen’s first major successes came at home where he finished third in the 2010 Midnight Sun event and then won the 2012 Helsinki Freezeout two years later.  Pokeritieto.com reporter Juhani Tyriseva said: "He's not afraid to put his chips in. And that's his strength. No fear, it's just for fun." Proof of this swashbuckling approach was all too clear at EPT London in March, when he tried to bluff Ruben Visser with ace-high. Visser showed a full house and went to win the title, Sormunen finished 15th for £20,000.

Seat 4: Tom “hitthehole” Middleton, 26, Leeds, UK - PokerStars qualifier - 9,850,000
Middleton has put in a strong performance at EPT Barcelona and it is not really surprising that he has made the final - having been the overnight chip leader for the last two nights. Middleton - known as Middy to his friends (who include Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody et al) - is a high-stakes online player with numerous big online scores to his name including second place in a multi-entry $1k event on Full Tilt Poker for $160,000, winning a Full Tilt Poker $1k for $97,000 and third in a WCOOP $500 rebuy for $84,000. He also has a string of live tournament results with winnings totalling nearly $1 million. He won his seat to EPT Barcelona on PokerStars in June.

Seat 5: Eduard Bhaggoe, 37, Rotterdam, Netherlands - 1,615,000
Bhaggoe is a recreational player who doesn't play online but enjoys the live poker scene enormously. He has been playing poker for around seven years, mainly in Holland. This is his third EPT - he also competed at EPT Berlin and Dortmund. At last season’s EPT Barcelona, Bhaggoe’s wife Siema played the Main Event but was eliminated just short of the money on Day 3 by Team PokerStars SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo. They also had their luggage stolen at the airport so not an ideal trip. He said this one is going a lot better! This time around, Siema is railing him, alongside his brother who also plays poker from time to time.

Seat 6: Luca Fiorini, 43, Rome, Italy - PokerStars qualifier - 4,610,000
Fiorini used to run a franchise chain of estate agents in Rome but gave it up to focus on poker. He has been playing poker seriously for around four years now. He only ever plays tournaments, travelling once a month to destinations around his native Italy including Sanremo. He also plays online a lot where his best result was finishing second in a PokerStars.it Sunday Special for €20,000. He came to Barcelona without his girlfriend Romana because he says he needs to concentrate but joked: “If I win, we’ll get married, buy a house and have children. Not if I come second though!”  Fiorini won his seat to Barcelona on PokerStars.it. 

Seat 7: Kresten Nielsen, 25, Haslev, Denmark - PokerStars qualifier - 7,300,000
Kresten Nielsen is known as  'The Killer' in his native Denmark. He has never had a big live cash but he has a couple of big cashes on PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. He's played some EPTs before, his first being the most memorable. It was in 2008 in Copenhagen and he knocked out so many players on the first day that the local Ace magazine put him on the cover of their daily news letter, naming him Kresten 'The Killer “. The name has stuck ever since. Nielsen won his seat to EPT Barcelona in a €320 Deep Hyper-Turbo qualifier in June.

Seat 8: Benoît “beubeu08bg“ Gury, 35, Ardennes, France - PokerStars.fr sponsored player - 5,610,000
Gury discovered poker in 2008 during an evening with friends. He started playing live cash games and, motivated by his success, then started playing on PokerStars. He also started watching a lot of videos, including EPT finals.

Benoit was absolutely passionate about his new hobby and, at the end of 2009 he started playing live tournaments, where he also performed well. But the turning point in his poker career was when he qualified for the 2012 French TV show “Direct Poker” and then won it. He said: “Playing poker on TV, it is very stressful! Everything happens very quickly ... but it's great!”

Gury’s prize was a sponsorship contract with PokerStars.fr worth $100,000 in tickets for EPTs, France Poker Series tourneys and the French Championship of Online Poker.  His biggest cash before now was making the final of a PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €1k side event.

EPT High Roller Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€ )
1 Thomas Muhlocker   390,700
2 Daniel Negreanu PokerStars Team Pro 263,800
3 Jean-Noel Thorel   181,500
4 Joni Jouhkimainen   148,000
5 Jonathan Duhamel PokerStars Team Pro 118,000
6 Ole Schemion   90,700
7 Richard Yong   66,000
8 David Benefield   47,850
9 Raoul Refos   39,500
10 Abi Khaitan   33,500
11 Ihar Soika   33,500
12 Sam Chartier   29,100
13 Kevin Vandersmissen   29,100
14 Andrey Shatilov   26,450
15 Marcin Wydrowski   26,450
16 Niklaus Teichert   23,800
17 Emil Mattsson   23,800
18 Toby Lewis   21,150
19 Gerard Piqué   21,150
20 Joao Barbosa   21,150
21 Dan Smith   19,400
22 Anton Morgenstern   19,400
23 Philipp Gruissem   19,400
24 Jose Carlos Garcia   17,650
25 Timothy Adams   17,650
26 Robert Haigh   17,650
27 Benny Spindler   17,650

EPT High Roller Event Final Table

Seat 1: Jonathan Duhamel (842,000) -- Duhamel is the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and a member of Team PokerStars Pro. The Canadian has $11,891,086 in live tournament earnings coming into this event, with $8,944,310 of that coming from his WSOP Main Event win. In 2011, Duhamel won the 2011 EPT Deauville €10,000 High Roller for €200,000, and today he'll be looking to add a second EPT High Roller title to his trophy case.

Seat 2: Thomas Muhlocker (1,224,000) -- Austria's Muhlocker is one of the lesser-known players at the final table. With $315,381 in live tournament earnings, Muhlocker could more than double that with a win here in this event. This summer, Muhlocker earned the largest score of his career when he took sixth in Event #57: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the WSOP, earning $129,447.

Seat 3: Jean-Noel Thorel (1,260,000) -- Thorel is a veteran of the European poker circuit, especially in high roller events. He has $783,368 in live tournament earnings, but only one six-figure score on record. That result was from a second-place finish in the 2009 EPT Deauville €20,000 High Roller event where he won €115,200. He also took fourth in the EPT Deauville that Duhamel won in 2011, earning €53,000. Last year, Thorel finished sixth in this very event for €54,390.

Seat 4: Richard Yong (1,208,000) -- When you look up Yong's tournament results, you're only going to find a short list of four cashes, but all of them have been final tables and for no less than €400,000. In 2012, he took eighth in the WSOP's $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop for $1,237,333, second in the Aspers £100,000 High Roller for £570,000, and third in the WSOP Europe €50,000 Majestic High Roller for €400,000. Earlier this year in April, Yong took second in the HK$1,000,000 Manila Millions for HK$6,548,000.

Seat 5: Joni Jouhkimainen (1,945,000) -- For being so young, start-of-the-day chip leader Jouhkimainen has quite a long list of poker achievements. His largest result by far -- and his only six-figure score -- was last year, right here in Barcelona. Jouhkimainen took third place in the EPT Barcelona Main Event for €404,050. Jouhkimainen hails from Finland and has $1,475,356 in live tournament earnings.

Seat 6: Ole Schemion (530,000) -- Germany's Schemion is the baby of the group when you look at everyone's age, but he has a laundry list of impressive results that would depict otherwise. Schemion has several EPT side event wins under his belt, a massive Partouche Poker Tour Main Event win for €1,172,850, a Master Classics of Poker victory for €286,200, and a first-place finish in the Lebanese Poker Tour Kyrenia Championship Event for $201,206. Also of note is that Schemion has now cashed in the three most marquee events here at EPT Barcelona -- the other two being the €50,000 Super High Roller and the Main Event. In the Super High Roller, he took sixth place for €159,200. Schemion has $3,303,030 in live tournament earnings.

Seat 7: Raoul Refos (462,000) -- Refos only has five results on record, with his largest coming a few years ago in 2008 when he took sixth place in the Master Classics of Poker for €84,420. His other four results all come from EPT events, including a fifth-place finish in a €5,000 side event at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final last year for €50,900. In total, Refos has $227,036 in live tournament earnings.

Seat 8: David Benefield (229,000) -- Like Schemion, Benefield is also making a deep appearance in his third marquee event here in Barcelona. Benefield took fifth in the €50,000 Super High Roller for €208,150 and also cashed in the Main Event. Benefield is the short stack at the final table, but it's a position he's going to have to welcome because come November, Benefield will be taking his spot at the WSOP Main Event final table last in chips. With similar chip position here against tough competition, this event will surely serve as a practice round for the 2013 WSOP November Niner. Benefield has $1,656,541 in live tournament earnings.

Seat 9: Daniel Negreanu (1,225,000) -- Negreanu is the other member of Team PokerStars Pro at this final table and needs no introduction. The Canadian, who now calls Las Vegas his home, has an astounding $18,186,975 in live tournament earnings, five WSOP gold bracelets, and two World Poker Tour titles. In 2013, Negreanu has been having himself quite the year, already earning $1,846,396. The bulk of this year's earnings came from Negreanu's fifth WSOP bracelet win when he won the inaugural WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event for AU$1,038,825.

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TOURNAMENT INFO

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Marina, 19-21 (Port Olímpic)
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Tel: 0034 93 352 1010
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Minimum age: 18 years+.
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Most EPT Season 10 Main Events have the same structure. Please click EPT Structure for details. Tournament rules are available here. Media must apply for accreditation online at www.europeanpokertour.com/media/.

VISITOR INFO

Official languages: Catalan and Spanish are the official languages in Barcelona, but English is widely spoken.

Currency: the Euro (http://www.xe.com).

Banks: Most banks have an exchange counter and are open from 08:00 - 14:00; Mondays to Saturdays. Automatic cash dispensers (ATMs) are widespread throughout the city. Some hotels will also exchange money (at rates generally higher than banks).

International dialling codes: +34 (the USA is +1)

Time: Spain is in the Central European Time zone. All tournament times are local.

Visas:  Europeans do not need a visa to visit Spain; North Americans and Australians can visit Spain without a visa for up to 90 days. Other citizens should consult their travel agent or nearest Spanish embassy.

Tourist information: Barcelona Turisme

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