Which is the more memorable Barcelona moment?

August 21, 2019inPoker

All this week we’re putting you in charge of selecting EPT Barcelona’s greatest ever moment. The event is steeped in history so the battle is sure to be fiercely contested. We had to say adios to some choice cuts as we whittled down to a shortlist of eight to put before you.

Yesterday you voted to send Sebastian Malec winning the EPT Barcelona 2016 Main Event through to the final four. Today it’s time to select his semi-final opponent, so without further ado on to quarter-final number two.


We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat

The dealer in this hand would make a terrible builder, he simply couldn’t find a brick anywhere. Five players saw the flop, one flopped a boat, two flopped trips and, well, it only got crazier from there. If we hadn’t caught it on camera you wouldn’t believe it had happened. It’s a hand straight out of a poker movie.

Everyone loves a chop pot

We’re going back to Season 7, in 2010 for the this hand, and if it were a poker movie it would be one of those slow burners, with the action building to a crescendo before a sick twist at the end that you simply didn’t see coming.

Both players reach the river with total air, so when Jesús Lizano led out from the big blind and faced a raise from Giuseppe Pantaleo, it was surely time for the next shuffle? “To win, he needs to re-raise,” said William Reynolds in the commentary booth. Score one for the curse of the commentator…


Which of today’s two contenders will live longer in the memory and deserve a chance to fight for a place in the final? It’s time to cast your vote on our @PokerStarsLive Twitter channel.

Coverage of this year’s EPT Barcelona action is already under way on the PokerStars Blog. You’ll want to bookmark this page, it’s the central hub for all the action to come over the next 12 days.

If all this reminiscing has had you itching to be in Barcelona, then the good news is that there’s still time to satellite into the Main Event on PokerStars. A €530 qualifier with five seats + expenses guaranteed runs at 21:15 CET on August 22nd and there are feeders to that from just €1.10.

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