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EPT11 Barcelona: Andre Lettau survives epic to claim victory for Germany at

It has long been established on the European Poker Tour (EPT) that Ole Schemion is blessed by the gods. The reigning Player of the Year has won $6.3m in live tournaments since his debut in 2011, and he is as close to unbeatable as a poker player gets.What we didn't really know until tonight in Barce...more

by Howard Swains on August 27, 2014 6:52 PM

EPT11 Barcelona: Ihar Soika beats Jason Mercier heads-up to win first high r

It started today with 21 players, fatigued from a late finish the night before. Their task had been to whittle a record breaking field into something that looked manageable for the course of a single day. The result was what took place today, a quiet yet masterful demonstration of class and talent. ...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 27, 2014 4:09 PM

EPT11 Barcelona: Carlos Chadha - the unknown high roller

Sarah Grant talked shop with Carlos Chadha on a break in the High Roller tournament. He's one of many relative unknowns to go deep in this record breaking tournament which attracted 295 unique players and 98 re-entries.Chadha's chip stack fluctuated wildlyHe talked about the wild ride his chip stack...more

by Nick Wright on August 27, 2014 2:01 PM

EPT11 Barcelona: Thrilling Estrellas leader board contest goes down to the w

There was one last contest to come in the Estrellas season, not an event as such, but the Tournament Leader Board, which would be decided today. And like everything "Estrellas" during this festival, it was a thriller. As it turned out it came down to the wire, with two players neck-and-neck for the ...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 27, 2014 10:54 AM

EPT11 Barcelona: High Rollers set for final table as eight players remain

While for the most part its record field of 393 entries was reduced to 21 by the start of the day, things slowed down considerably this afternoon. At one stage play was 15 handed for an extended period, with the average stack lowered to a mere 26 big blinds.Finally the tournament moved past that, wi...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 27, 2014 9:41 AM

EPT11 Barcelona: Kiryl Radzivonau is no Angry Moron

Kiryl Radzivonau has just busted out of the Main Event in sixth place earning €224,500 for his efforts this week in Barcelona.That's quite some turnaround given he returned to Day 2 with a short stack, but with a lucky shirt on his back it was never in doubt!Radzivonau - placid in real lifeSarah Gra...more

by Nick Wright on August 27, 2014 9:29 AM

EPT11 Barcelona: Fedor Holz takes early lead in search for PoY gold

The Player of the Year race on this season's European Poker Tour has slightly altered its format. It is now a three-pronged affair with three leader boards: players' results contribute to their standing in gold, silver and bronze categories. If you're familiar with the way SCOOP works at PokerStars,...more

by Howard Swains on August 27, 2014 9:24 AM

EPT11 Barcelona: Alec Torelli put to the test - and this time it's personal

Here she puts the high roller Alec Torelli to the test on the subject of his wife. It perhaps doesn't go quite so well for Torelli as he would have liked.Follow all the action from the tournament floor on the main EPT Barcelona page. There's hand-by-hand coverage in the panel at the top, including c...more

by Howard Swains on August 27, 2014 7:20 AM

EPT11 Barcelona: German production line still going strong

While Joe Stapleton may jokingly refer to "Year of Romania" on the EPT Live coverage, we all know that it's actually the year of Germany. Or rather the years of Germany. Players from Germany have dominated the Super High Roller and High Roller events for a while now and the last season of the EPT in...more

by Nick Wright on August 27, 2014 6:33 AM

EPT11 Barcelona: High Rollers set for third long day at the felt

When we last checked in with the record breaking EPT11 Barcelona High Roller they were approaching the end of a long 11 level slog of a Day 2. 176 players had already been reduced to 31, Ismaeil Erkenov led the way with 45 minutes to go and tournament staff predicted that around 21 players would mak...more

by Nick Wright on August 27, 2014 4:35 AM
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