The first event ever hosted by the EPT back in season 1 was in Barcelona, and the stop has remained one of the more popular locations on the tour ever since. This fact has been demonstrated by the record Main Event field we have seen there this weekend.
Main Event sees Sebastian Malec overcome record field to win
The field size for this event grew to an impressive 1,785 players which meant that despite the new payout structure which rewards 20% of the field, there was still an impressive 1,122,800 Euro up top. As the field was whittled down to less than 100 players, Jason Mercier was once again threatening to steal the headlines, building a formidable stack. He eventually faded though, as did almost all of the players who might be considered familiar faces.
The final table saw 7 survivors takes their seats, with Uri Reichenstein and Thomas De Rooij leading the way on 11,330,000 and 11,180,000 respectively. UK pro Adam Owen who goes under the online name “Adamyid” was close behind with 9,800,000. Those bigger stacks managed to reach 4-handed play, but Sebastian Malec managed to gatecrash their party, eventually getting heads up with Reichenstein. After an epic heads up match lasting over 6 hours, Sebastian Malec finally managed to vanquish his opponent. He takes home 1,122,800 Euros for his victory.
Payouts (Top 10)
|4||Thomas De Rooij||€535,100|
|7||Harcharan Dogra Dogra||€230,950|
Connor Drinan Takes Down 10K High Roller
As is always the case with High Roller events, fans were treated to a few familiar faces at the final table, with Connor Drinan and Joseph Cheong being joined by this year’s Aussie Millions Main Event winner Ari Engel. The slow rate of bust outs created a late night finish for this event, but it was Connor Drinan who eventually managed to take the title and €849,200 prize money, defeating Mihails Morozovs heads up.
Payouts (Final Table)
Article by Craig B.