Live Events 1
€1,000 Main Event
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Event Info

Buy-in €1,000
Prize Pool €320,640
Players 334

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 300,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1

Highlights

Highlights

€1,000 Main Event
Day 3 completed

Sandro Hauser Wins the 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event (€56,800)

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Sandro Hauser wins the 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event
Sandro Hauser wins the 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event

The 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event has come to a conclusion and Italy's Sandro Hauser came out on top of a tense heads-up duel with Alexandre Ventura Bolet. In the fourth edition of the popular mid-stakes tour at Casino Barcelona, a field of 334 entries produced a prize pool of €320,640 and the biggest portion was shared among the final three players.

Besides Hauser and former Catalan chess title winner Ventura Bolet, 2013 EPT Barcelona runner-up Kimmo Kurko was also part of a three-way deal which left €13,800 and the trophy to up for grabs to the eventual champion.

Kurko was the first to bow out thereafter and had to settle for €39,800 while Ventura Bolet earned €41,400 for his efforts. For cash game player Hauser, the victory not only came with a top prize of €56,800 and the 888poker LIVE Main Event trophy but also a package for the next stop of the series in Bucharest in June 2022.

Kurko was one of the most notable contenders on the final table alongside the 2017 WSOP Europe Main Event champion Marti Roca de Torres and popular Spanish streamer Gerard "Gforcall" Carbo.

Final Table Result 2022 888poker Barcelona €1,100 Main Event

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
1Sandro HauserItaly€56,800*
2Alexandre Ventura BoletSpain€41,400*
3Kimmo KurkoFinland€39,800*
4Stefan WessonUnited Kingdom€24,000
5Bernat CarrerasSpain€20,000
6Gerard CarboSpain€16,500
7Ewen TrevidyFrance€13,000
8Marti Roca de TorresSpain€10,000
9Alex BaenaSpain€7,500

* includes deal of the final three players, which continued to play for €13,800 and the trophy to the winner

Sandro Hauser wins the 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event
Sandro Hauser wins the 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event

The final day recommenced with 13 players still in contention and Sandro Hauser dominated the early stages on the outer table. As a matter of fact, he was responsible for three of the first four eliminations to enter the unofficial final table of the last nine with a very solid lead.

Antonio Sanchez Torregrosa and Adan Soler Fernandez were the first two victims of Hauser's hot run while Gerard Carbo knocked out the always dangerous Jose Manuel Gonzalez on the feature table. Ashley Timms started the final day with the lead but never got anything going. When he made his stand with ace-deuce via three-bet shove, Hauser looked him up with the superior ace-jack and the Brit found no help.

The final table kicked off with a clash between Day 1a chip leader Alex Baena and Kimmo Kurko as three-way action triggered the shove by Baena with the nut flush draw. Kurko tank-called with jacks and held up thanks to blanks on turn and river. The Finn was also responsible for the elimination of Marti Roca de Torres thanks to a successful flip with ace-king versus pocket tens.

Hauser got back in the mix by felting Ewen Trevidy but it was Kurko who continued a hot run in all-in showdowns, sending Gerard Carbo and Bernat Carreras to the rail next. The streak vaulted the Finn to two-thirds of the chips in play but as quick as the chips came, they vanished in a spell of 20 minutes as he dashed out three double-ups.

Kimmo Kurko Eliminated
Kimmo Kurko had to settle for third place

Stefan Wesson was one of several short stacks to watch as it all unfolded while taking part in his first major live poker event. He was in Barcelona on a business trip as the manager of 888poker brand ambassador Chris Eubank Jr and made it all the way to fourth place. After the departure of Wesson, the final three players struck a deal and left €13,800 to play for.

Hauser prevailed with the top two pair against Kurko's gutshot and flush draw to take a near three to one lead into heads-up play with Ventura Bolet. But a fierce duel unfolded from there on with several double ups taking place. Ultimately, the blinds made the action shallow and Hauser had the best of it to earn his first tournament victory on the live poker circuit.

Third Italian champion in four editions of 888poker LIVE in Barcelona

The 888poker LIVE tour headed to Barcelona for the first time in 2017 and Luigi Shehadeh came out on top of an 609 entry strong field to claim the top prize of €110,000.

In 2018, Adrian Constantin and Joel Isla Gonzalo cut a heads-up deal to secure €114,025 each and Constantin won the following duel for the trophy. The Romanian was among the contenders in the current edition as well but got knocked out early on Day 2 by fellow 888poker LIVE Main Event winner Adrian Costin Constantin.

Gabriele Rossi then followed in the footsteps of fellow countryman Shehadeh in 2019 to claim €110,000 after topping a field of 551 entries to make it two victories out of the first three editions in Catalunya. The Italian domination in Barcelona has now continued with yet another triumph albeit in the smallest edition so far.

YearEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryTop Prize
2017609€584,640Luigi ShehadehItaly€110,000
2018709€709,000Adrian ConstantinRomania€114,025
2019551€551,000Gabriele RossiItaly€110,000
2022334€320,640Sandro HauserItaly€56,800

For its next stop, 888poker will be heading back to Bucharest in June 2022 for an €888 Main Event and Hauser will be invited to take part courtesy of the event sponsor. The online satellites and further details will be announced shortly.

Tags: Adan Soler FernandezAlex BaenaAlexandre Ventura BoletAntonio Sanchez TorregrosaAshley TimmsBernat CarrerasEwen TrevidyGerard CarboJose Manuel GonzalezKimmo KurkoMarti RocaSandro HauserStefan Wesson

Alexandre Ventura Bolet Eliminated in 2nd Place (€41,400)

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Alexandre Ventura Bolet
Alexandre Ventura Bolet

After receiving a walk, Sandro Hauser was on the button once more and pushed all-in. Alexandre Ventura Bolet sigh-called from the big blind with 1,700,000 total at his disposal.

Alexandre Ventura Bolet: {9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}
Sandro Hauser: {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop gave Hauser the top pair while Ventura Bolet had a flush draw. His Spanish friends were still hopeful but there would be no celebration after the {5-Hearts} turn and {2-Spades} river ended the tournament.

Ventura Bolet bowed out in second place for €41,400 while Hauser claimed a total of €56,800.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Sandro Hauser IT
Sandro Hauser
IT 10,000,000 2,000,000
Alexandre Ventura Bolet ES
Alexandre Ventura Bolet
ES Busted

Tags: Alexandre Ventura BoletSandro Hauser

Four to One Lead for Hauser

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Alexandre Ventura Bolet was in the big blind with 2,000,000 behind and glanced at the {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Sandro Hauser jammed the {a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} on the button and Ventura Bolet gave it some consideration before he sent the cards into the muck.

Sandro Hauser IT
Sandro Hauser
IT 8,000,000 1,000,000
Alexandre Ventura Bolet ES
Alexandre Ventura Bolet
ES 2,000,000 -1,000,000

Tags: Alexandre Ventura BoletSandro Hauser

Ventura Bolet Drops to Ten Blinds

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

In a limped pot to the {j-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop, Alexandre Ventura Bolet checked with the {q-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Sandro Hauser bet 300,000 with the {8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}. Ventura Bolet check-raised to 950,000 for Hauser to call and the {5-Clubs} turn provided more potential fireworks as both now also had the open-ended straight draw.

Ventura Bolet fired a bet worth 1,200,000 while Hauser only had 3,100,000 behind. The Italian moved all-in and Ventura Bolet instantly folded.

Sandro Hauser IT
Sandro Hauser
IT 7,000,000 2,300,000
Alexandre Ventura Bolet ES
Alexandre Ventura Bolet
ES 3,000,000 -2,300,000

Tags: Alexandre Ventura BoletSandro Hauser

Back to Square Even

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Finally another hand went all the way to the river and this time, 1,600,000 were in the middle with the {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{k-Spades} turn going check, check. After the {9-Clubs} river, Alexandre Ventura Bolet bet 1,100,000 with {j-Clubs}{3-Hearts} for just check-high and Sandro Hauser could not call with the {10-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a pair of fives.

Alexandre Ventura Bolet ES
Alexandre Ventura Bolet
ES 5,300,000 1,600,000
Sandro Hauser IT
Sandro Hauser
IT 4,700,000 -1,600,000

Tags: Alexandre Ventura BoletSandro Hauser

Hauser Pulls Ahead Some More

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Sandro Hauser opened to 650,000 on the button with the {a-Spades}{9-Clubs} and earned a call from Alexandre Ventura Bolet in the big blind with the {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. It was the first time in a while they saw the flop which brought {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Ventura Bolet checked over to his opponent, who bet 400,000.

The check-call by the Spaniard led them to the {9-Hearts} turn and Ventura Bolet checked once more. Hauser fired a second bet and this time got through with it.

Sandro Hauser IT
Sandro Hauser
IT 6,300,000 2,000,000
Alexandre Ventura Bolet ES
Alexandre Ventura Bolet
ES 3,700,000 -2,000,000

Tags: Alexandre Ventura BoletSandro Hauser

Level:
29
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
300,000

No River Value for Ventura Bolet

zedmaster84 • Level 28: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante

Sandro Hauser raised to 425,000 with the {j-Spades}{2-Clubs} and Alexandre Ventura Bolet defended the big blind with the {k-Spades}{7-Clubs}. Both had top and bottom pair respectively on the {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{j-Hearts} flop that went check, check. After the {2-Spades} turn, Ventura Bolet check-called for 600,000 and the {q-Spades} on the river produced no betting action as the Spaniard was awarded the pot with the superior two pair.

Alexandre Ventura Bolet ES
Alexandre Ventura Bolet
ES 5,700,000 1,100,000
Sandro Hauser IT
Sandro Hauser
IT 4,300,000 -1,100,000

Tags: Alexandre Ventura BoletSandro Hauser

Ventura Bolet Doubles to Nearly Even the Chips

zedmaster84 • Level 28: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante

The next all-in showdown brought a button push by Alexandre Ventura Bolet and Sandro Hauser instantly called from the big blind.

Alexandre Ventura Bolet: {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Sandro Hauser: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop gave Hauser the top pair while Ventura Bolet made the bottom two pair. What followed was the {j-Spades} turn for Ventura Bolet to further improve to a full house and the {k-Clubs} river brought no upset as the stacks were suddenly nearly even again.

Sandro Hauser IT
Sandro Hauser
IT 5,400,000 -2,300,000
Alexandre Ventura Bolet ES
Alexandre Ventura Bolet
ES 4,600,000 2,300,000

Tags: Alexandre Ventura BoletSandro Hauser