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.
|A||Estrellas Main Event
€1,000 + €100
|B||NL - Unlimited Rebuy + Addon Super Satellite to EPT Main Event - THREE SEATS GUARANTEED ( €50 RB & AO)
€100 + €10
|191||€29,779||4 seats awarded|
|C||NL - Super Satellite to Estrellas Main Event Day 1B - THREE SEATS GUARANTEED
€150 + €15
|146||€21,243||19 seats awarded|
|D||NL - Turbo
€200 + €20
|125||€24,250||Roberto Lanero Carrillo
|E||NL - Estrellas Mini Event
€300 + €30
|F||NL - Unlimited Rebuy + Addon Super Satellite to EPT Main Event - ONE SEAT GUARANTEED (€50 RB & AO)
€100 + €10
|199||€49,858||9 seats awarded|
|G||NL - Estrellas High Roller
€1,850 + €150
|H||PLO -Double Chance
€250 + €25
|Position||Name||Status||Prize (€ )|
|5||Marc Pujol Cases||67,400|
|11||Alan Rocamora Garcia||18,560|
|16||Aparicio Sole Ingacio||13,045|
|18||Josep Manel Torta||11,300|
|21||Wouter Van Der Peiyl||9,560|
|22||Diago Soto Benitez||9,560|
|28||Samuel Rodriguez Merino||6,750|
|32||Aquilino Lopez Del Rio||5,755|
|35||Alejandro Perez Torres||5,755|
|41||Inigo Rodriguez Gomez||4,780|
|44||Charlotte Van Brabander||4,780|
|45||Jose Luis Puente Oña||4,780|
|48||Ruben Osvaldo Hurinich||4,780|
|50||Miguel Fernandez Reguiera||4,780|
|57||Antonio Perrez Salas||3,820|
|58||David Egea Gomez||3,820|
|59||Marc Gonzalez Valls||3,820|
|61||Chritstian Serrano Pleguezuelos||3,820|
|62||Juan Santa Cruz||3,820|
|64||Pedro Oliva Martinez||3,820|
|65||Albert Macia Alcaide||3,820|
|72||Alexandre Moix Mitjavilla||3,245|
|73||Manel Montalban Sala||3,245|
|75||Florian Stephan Loelinert||3,245|
|76||Carlos Hey De Lima||3,245|
|84||Garcia Valls Oroil||3,245|
|86||Jose Javier Patiño Gonzalez||3,245|
|87||Javier Souto Corral||3,245|
|89||Simon Robert Deadman||3,245|
|90||Jean Pierre Gleize||3,245|
|93||Juan Jose Iglesias Mora||3,245|
|94||Vasile Valentin Ahghel||3,245|
|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|
|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|
|118||Roger Patrick Hairabedian||2,790|
|120||Xavier Ponce Vargas||2,370|
|122||Jairo Arias Menendez||2,370|
|123||Jaime Eduardo Catanylee||2,370|
|124||Logi Unnarson Jonsson||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|
|134||Yves Victor Hallague||2,370|
|135||Anton Suarez Johansson||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|
|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|
|151||Joan Oriol Vilaseca Lecina||2,130|
|152||Tran Anh Khoi Le||2,130|
|154||Lluis Bartomeu Guerrero Fullana||2,130|
|157||Karinm Erich Balm||2,130|
|158||Alexis Abreu Abrante||2,130|
|163||Nicki Leander Dalgaard||2,130|
|165||Matthieu Philippe Cabannes||2,130|
|166||John Philip Stokes||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|
|175||Joseph Alexander Loughney||2,130|
|177||Erik van den Berg||2,130|
|180||Adrian Naya Lopez||2,130|
|181||Jose Ramon Preciado Mora||2,130|
|182||Bonifacio Martinez Gonzalez||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|
|191||Juan Antonio Gcmariz Solano||1,935|
|192||Niko Tapio Mykkanen||1,935|
|197||Radoslav Jacek Morawiec||1,935|
|199||Juergen Chukad Cheng||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|
|211||Cayetano Garcia Ayala||1,935|
|212||Christophe De Meulder||1,935|
|213||Manuel Clement Buyaldon||1,935|
|214||Alejandro Tartiere Ontanon||1,935|
|216||Brent Howard Chapman||1,935|
|217||Benjamin Garcia Rivera||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|
|228||Eduardo Jose Gomez Cocera||1,760|
|229||Karl Maarten Eriksson||1,760|
|230||Carles Campas Rius||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|
|241||Teso David Do Mascimento||1,760|
|248||Yoas Francois Mudde||1,760|
|249||Ivan Montaner Del Valle||1,760|
|252||Borya Gomez Garcia||1,760|
|254||Carlos Monge Rodriguez||1,760|
|258||Jose Luis Villanstre Avero||1,760|
|260||Pedro Sanchez Lopez||1,760|
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.
|1||€50k Super High Roller
€48,500 + €1,500
€300 + €30
|3||NL RB/AO Super Sat to EPT Main
€500 + €50
|117||€115,915||23 seats awarded|
|4||€1k NL Turbo
€1,000 + €100
|6||NL RB/AO Super Sat to EPT Main
€500 + €50
|139||€142,105||26 seats awarded|
|7||NL Last Chance Turbo Super Sat
€1,050 + €50
|131||€133,423||26 seats awarded|
|8||€2k NL Turbo
€2,000 + €200
|9||€2k NL Holdem
€2,000 + €200
|10||PLO - Turbo
€500 + €50
|11||NL - Turbo
€300 + €30
|12||EPT10 Heads Up Championships
€10,000 + €300
|13||NL Holdem - Single Re-Entry
€1,000 + €100
€1,500 + €150
|15||NL - Turbo - Win the Button!
€300 + €30
|16||€10K NL High Roller
€10,000 + €300
|17||NLO8 - Turbo Deepstack
€300 + €30
|18||€1k NLH Turbo Bounty
€1,000 + €1,000 + €150
|19||NLH Turbo Bounty
€300 + €100 + €30
|20||€1k NL Holdem - 30 Minute Levels
€1,000 + €100
|21||€1k NL Heads Up - 64 Cap
€1,000 + €100
|22||€500 NL Holdem - Deepstack
€500 + €50
|23||€300 NL Turbo
€300 + €30
|24||€5k NL Turbo - "6 Handed"
€5,000 + €200
|25||€300 NL Summer Deepstack Turbo
€300 + €30
|26||€2000 NL Turbo "6 Handed"
€2,000 + €150
|27||€100 NL Hyper Turbo - €10K GTD
€100 + €10
|Position||Name||Status||Prize (€ )|
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.
|1||Tom Middleton||PokerStars qualifier||1,067,000|
|3||Kresten Nielsen||PokerStars qualifier||440,500|
|4||Luca Fiorini||PokerStars qualifier||328,000|
|6||Benoit Gury||PokerStars sponsored player||188,000|
|8||Andreas Christoforou||PokerStars player||102,430|
|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|
|15||Niall Farrell||PokerStars Player||52,940|
|16||Rens Feenstra||PokerStars Player||46,940|
|18||Nicolau Villa-Lobos||PokerStars Player||40,940|
|19||Denis Pisarev||PokerStars Player||40,940|
|20||Sergei Chantcev||PokerStars qualifier||40,940|
|22||Lukas Berglund||PokerStars Qualifier||34,950|
|23||Jamila Von Perger||PokerStars Player||34,950|
|24||Julian Thomas||PokerStars Player||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|
|32||Thomas Butzhammer||PokerStars Player||21,440|
|33||Yannick Frenette||PokerStars Qualifier||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|
|39||Manuel Cuberos||Live Satellite||21,440|
|40||Danny Covyn||PokerStars Player||18,200|
|41||David Kaufmann||PokerStars Player||18,200|
|43||Dejan Divkovic||PokerStars Player||18,200|
|44||Dimitar Danchev||PokerStars Player||18,200|
|45||Max Greenwood||PokerStars Player||18,200|
|47||Mike Watson||PokerStars Player||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|
|56||Nils Jarefjall||PokerStars Player||14,960|
|59||Petra Hruskova||Live Satellite||14,960|
|60||Ryan Spittles||PokerStars Player||14,960|
|61||Clement Thumy||PokerStars Player||14,960|
|63||Kent Lundmark||PokerStars Player||14,960|
|64||Pascal Hartmann||PokerStars Qualifier||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|
|73||Eli Heath||PokerStars Player||12,700|
|74||Michael Skender||PokerStars Player||12,700|
|75||Sebastian von Toperczer||PokerStars Qualifier||12,700|
|78||Russell Thomas||PokerStars Player||12,700|
|79||Mikalai Pobal||PokerStars Player||12,700|
|80||Franceso Paola Conte||12,700|
|83||Renato Almeida||PokerStars Player||12,700|
|85||Grayson Ramage||PokerStars Qualifier||12,700|
|86||Alex Stevic||PokerStars Player||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|
|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|
|103||Oscar Kroon||PokerStars Player||11,350|
|104||Sampo Mikael Loeppoenen||Live Satellite||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|
|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|
|119||Justin Gibson||PokerStars Qualifier||11,350|
|122||Thomas Brauner||PokerStars Player||10,000|
|123||Ole Schemion||PokerStars Player||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|
|131||Coloma Daniel||PokerStars Player||10,000|
|132||Piotr Pietrzak||PokerStars Player||10,000|
|133||Tigran Yazychyan||PokerStars Player||10,000|
|135||Alexander Jung||PokerStars Player||10,000|
|136||Mario Vojvoda||PokerStars Player||10,000|
|139||Leonardo Carvarge Martins||10,000|
|140||Bo Kjaer Erichsen||PokerStars Qualifier||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|
|148||Javier Etayo||PokerStars Qualifier||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|
|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|
|164||Ferdinando Lo Cascio||8,680|
|167||Jose Javier Patiño||8,680|
|169||Daniel Colin Bass||PokerStars Qualifier||8,680|
|170||Andre Vieira Andrade||PokerStars Player||8,680|
|173||Cédric Moerlen||PokerStars Qualifier||8,680|
|174||Eduards Rakuss||PokerStars Player||8,680|
|175||Jaco Verloop||PokerStars Qualifier||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|
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.
|Position||Name||Status||Prize (€ )|
|2||Daniel Negreanu||PokerStars Team Pro||263,800|
|5||Jonathan Duhamel||PokerStars Team Pro||118,000|
|24||Jose Carlos Garcia||17,650|
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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