Adrian Mateos has absolutely blitzed the €5k Turbo 6-Max, the Spanish player of the year held the chip lead from a long way out and crushed the final table completely. Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier and FPS €2k High Roller winner Vladimir Troyanovskiy went out on the bubble finishing in 6th and 5th respectively. Piotr Franczak was knocked out in fourth place by Team PokerStars Pro Online Vicente Delgado, the Spanish player’s Q♠Q♣ held against Franczak’s A♥6♣ on a 4♦K♦3♠7♣2♦ board.
This left the two Spaniards and Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov – the Ukrainian filling in a Spanish sandwich. Katchalov was out next when he reraised all in with J♥J♠ but lost out when Mateos’ A♥5♦ hit on the A♣9♦3♠K♣6♣ board.
“It’s a double-war,” declared Delgado, alluding to the Madrid football derby being played today, “he is Atletico and I am Real!”
Delgado only had about six big blinds left and this was akin to Real starting 3-0 down, already having two men sent off and having to use their second reserve goalkeeper. Despite this, Delgado got his chips in quickly and ahead with 10♠10♣ against Mateos’ 9♥8♥.
However, nothing was going to stop Mateos today – the board came 6♥5♣8♠J♣8♣ and trip eights quickly wrapped up the tournament with 2014’s European Rookie of the Year taking home €36,290, while compatriot Delgado picked up €24,190.
Mateos has immediately jumped in the €2k 6-Max, hoping for a repeat performance. There’s around 20 players involved in that so far including Artem Litvinov, David Vamplew and Sylvain Loosli. Even though he did so, it wasn’t before offering some Turbo strategy tips during one of the tournament breaks.
Elsewhere Ilan Boujenah has won the €800 Deepstack for €21,000. The former EPT finalist beat Kalidou Sow heads-up, Boujenah’s 8♣8♦ holding against Sow’s 9♦5♥ on a K♥10♣5♠8♠9♣ board. Sow picked up €14,590 for second while Daniel Lannermark was third, taking home €9,650.
Meanwhile the Grasel Sweets EPT Superstack on the final table and they’ve also reached the money in the €1,500 with Eddy Maksoud among those still hoping to win a coveted EPT trophy.
Petr Jelinek, Paul Testud and Tobias Peters are part of a 119-strong field for the €300 Turbo version of the EPT Main Event. There will 17 places paid a minimum of €540 with €8,600 for the winner. Finally, the €100 Hyper Turbo – the last event of the festival – has just begun with around 70 or so players having a crack at this lightning-quick tournament.
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