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British Victory in the €2,200 High Roller

James Crawley-Boevey
James Crawley-Boevey

Today's schedule also featured the conclusion of the €2,200 High Roller, which had attracted a field of 63 entries. Only the top eight finishers earned a portion of the €120,960 prize pool with a min cash of €5,000 reserved for Jordi Escriba Munio. Among those to cash thereafter were Max Avela and Simone Agnolotto, followed by Adria Colomina Guitart.

There was a deal between the final three players in which Markus Hausberger was the first to bow out, leaving the Brits James Crawley-Boevey and Warren Aspey to battle for the victory. The duo battled back and forth and Aspey doubled back into the lead only for Crawley-Boevey to pull ahead again. Ultimately, both flopped a pair of eights but the ace-eight of Crawley-Boevey prevailed against the king-eight of Aspey to win the trophy and top prize of €31,500.

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
1James Crawley-BoeveyUnited Kingdom€ 31,500
2Warren AspeyUnited Kingdom€ 25,000
3Markus HausbergerAustria€ 22,500
4Adria Colomina GuitartSpain€ 13,000
5Simone AgnolottoItaly€ 10,000
6Max AvelaFinland€ 7,800
7Fernando Rodriguez RisuenoSpain€ 6,160
8Jordi Escriba MunioSpain€ 5,000

At 5pm, the €5,300 Super High Roller kicked off and among those in contention was also Vivian Saliba. The 888poker ambassador was one of two players to win the seat in a live satellite at Casino Barcelona. Another satellite took place in the main tournament room earlier as well and is still ongoing, which happens to be a €110 qualifier for the €1,100 Main Event. There were 61 entries in total which leaves five seats and

Tags: Adria Colomina GuitartFernando Rodriguez RisuenoJames Crawley-BoeveyJordi Escriba MunioMarkus HausbergerMax AvelaSimone AgnolottoWarren Aspey

Welcome to the 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event

Gabriele Rossi Wins 2019 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event
Gabriele Rossi Wins 2019 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event

The next live poker operator to continue its efforts after the hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is 888poker. With its popular 888poker LIVE tour, the brand is returning to Casino Barcelona and for the fourth time and more than one dozen tournaments are part of the festival. Most certainly the marquee event of the entire stop is the €1,100 Main Event, which comes with its usual deep structure on Day 1.

In 2022, 888poker LIVE already hosted three stops at The Vic in London and one of them included the 888Live London Festival £888 Main Event. Out of a field of 642 entries, the UK's Bhavin Khatri prevailed to claim the top prize of £126,340 and lift the winner's trophy of the tour for the first time in more than two years.

For the stop in Barcelona, a total of four starting days await with three regular flights and a turbo heat. All regular starting days feature 10 levels of 45 minutes each while the final turbo heat contains a level duration of 20 minutes each ahead of the Day 2 restart on Sunday, May 22. The action for Day 1a is expected to conclude around 3 am local time.

All players receive 30,000 in chips and unlimited re-entries are available throughout the entire registration period. Players can enter and re-enter for the first 14 levels and following break, two levels into Day 2. A 30-second shot clock is in play right from the start and until a winner is crowned.

€1,100 Main Event at a Glance

Tournament DayDateStarting TimeMore Info
1aMay 196pm10 levels of 45 minutes
1bMay 206pm10 levels of 45 minutes
1cMay 215pm10 levels of 45 minutes
1dMay 2211am10 levels of 20 minutes
2May 224pm2 levels late registration, ten 60-minute levels
3May 223pmplays down to a winner, 30-minute levels heads-up

Former Winners in Barcelona

The 888poker LIVE tour headed to Barcelona for the first time in 2017 and Luigi Shehadeh topped a field of 609 entries to win his first major title on the live poker circuit, claiming a payday of €110,000. One year later, Romania's Adrian Constantin cut a heads-up deal with Joel Isla Gonzalo as both walked away with €114,025 and Constantin won the duel for the trophy.

In September 2018, the 888poker-sponsored Circuito Nacional de Poker (CNP) stopped at the venue and Spanish veteran Sergio Alonso Camunas defeated Pete Linton in the €550 Main Event. The last main stop of the tour then unfolded in May 2019 and once again, it was an Italian player who lifted the trophy. Gabriele Rossi walked away with a payday of €110,000 after topping a field of 551 entries.

YearEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryTop Prize
2017609€584,640Luigi ShehadehItaly€110,000
2018709€709,000Adrian ConstantinRomania€114,025
2019551€551,000Gabriele RossiItaly€110,000

Whether or not any of the former winners in Barcelona will return to try and earn a second title remains to be seen. The 888poker team will have several brand ambassadors at the venue and the action will also be streamed live on the 888poker social media channels as well.

The PokerNews live reporting team will provide live updates from the first three starting days, Day 2 and the final day before then setting the main focus on the upcoming 2022 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Tags: Adrian ConstantinGabriele RossiJoel Isla GonzaloLuigi ShehadehPete LintonSergio Alonso Camunas

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