EPT Barcelona: Main Event & High Roller Winners
This weekend saw the conclusion of the first leg of Season Ten of the European Poker Tour in Barcelona as the Main Event and the High Roller Event were both played to a finish. Brit Tom Middleton won the Main Event for just under €1 million while Austrian Thomas Muhlocker took down the High Roller Event for €390,000.
Middleton had finished each of the two days prior to the last day as chip leader so the expectation was all on the 26 year old. He didn’t disappoint, beating Finnish pro player Kimmo Kurko heads up after the pair had agreed a deal. Middleton had won entry to the tournament online earlier this year and received a trophy and a Swiss watch to go with his cash prize.
Muhlocker beat a quality field to win the High Roller Event, with the final hurdle being one Daniel Negreanu. When the tournament reached the heads up stage between these two, Negreanu was well ahead in chips and looked all but certain to take first place. Muhlocker was never going to lie down though and he fought back well to pick up the title.
The EPT events were both part of the Barcelona Poker Festival which took place over a total of 11 days. There was a significantly better attendance than last year and nearly 10,000 entries across all the tournaments. Many of the world’s most respected poker players were involved, and there were a few stars from other sports too. Spanish footballer Gerard Pique played the Main Event and the High Roller Event, managing to cash in the latter. Golfer Sergio Garcia also played one of the tournaments.
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