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€2,200 EPT National High Roller





AaronMcBride • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

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AaronMcBride • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Martin Jacobson and Anton Wigg are known to be good friends off the felt, but at the moment they are tablemates and in battle with 208 remaining in Day 1a of the EPT National High Roller.

Wigg has the advantage right now with a chip stack worth 155,000 to Jacobson's 35,000, with the latter looking to increase that number significantly before the end of the play.

Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 155,000 -155,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 35,000 -55,000

Tags: Anton WiggMartin Jacobson

Platinum Pass: Dariusz Paszkiewicz Wins €550 EPT Cup and A Platinum Pass!

KaleGozer • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Dariusz Paszkiewicz, 2018 EPT Barcelona Cup winner
Dariusz Paszkiewicz, 2018 EPT Barcelona Cup winner

The €550 EPT Cup at the PokerStars European Poker Tour in Barcelona has come to an end with Dariusz Paszkiewicz as the winner. In the EPT Cup, the Pole made a three-way deal with Mickael Vongsonthi and [Removed:388], where he walked away with €157,550 and Vongsonthi and Benzerfa with €147,500 each.

Besides the bragging rights of winning the title, the $30,000 Platinum Pass was still up for grabs for the winner of the EPT Cup, and Paszkiewicz emerged victorious after ousting Vongsonthi heads-up. To make things even worse for Vongsonthi, he also lost the Crazy Pineapple Flipout earlier today heads-up to Rolando Camardese! Although winning €147,500 surely must have compensated for any negative feelings, losing out on the Platinum Pass heads-up both times had to be rough for Vongsonthi.

The EPT Cup is always one of the most popular tournaments at the EPT and the 2018 edition in Barcelona was no different. A grand total of 3,287 signed up and took their seats on one of the three starting flights of this two-day tournament. 485 of them would finish in the money with the mincash worth €865, but a three-way bustout between Rocco Palumbo, Felipe Bozzetti Pasqual and Osvaldo Lewis split the last-place prize money three-way.

Notables that cashed included Peter Kamaras (6th - €39,830), Remi Castaignon (12th - €12,400), Antonina Anapolska (26th - €6,240), Erwann Pecheux (46th - €3,910), Julien Sitbon (65th - €3,280), and Dominik Panka (114th - €2,475). Rolando Camardese, who won the Platinum Pass at the start of the day, finished in 116th place (€2,475).

Official Final Table Results €550 EPT Cup

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (EUR)Prize (USD)
1Dariusz PaskiewiczPoland€157,550*$183,108
2Mickael VongsouthiFrance€147,500*$171,416
4Abedel DouairFrance€71,140$82,692
5Tomasz PajakPoland€54,400$63,234
6Peter KamarasHungary€39,830$46,301
7Zhiping ZengChina€29,930$34,793
8Ovidiu ChirieacRomania€21,450$24,939
9Cezar LaurentiuRomania€16,700$19,416
Dariusz Paszkiewicz
Dariusz Paszkiewicz wins the €550 EPT Cup

Tags: Antonina AnapolskaDariusz PaszkiewiczDominik PankaErwann PecheuxJulien SitbonPeter KamarasRocco PalumboRolando Camardese

Mateu Parreno Survives on the River

AaronMcBride • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Victor Manuel Mateu Parreno was all in with his tournament life at risk and up against Pierre Mertin. Mertin was ahead, but Mateu Parreno had live outs.

Victor Manuel Mateu Parreno: {k-}{j-}
Pierre Mertin: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Board: {7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

Mateu Parreno was all set to be eliminated after the flop and turn were no help for him. But when the river came the jack of diamonds, he hit top pair and stole the pot from Mertin's grasp and in the process doubled up to 130,000.

Pierre Mertin
Pierre Mertin
Victor Manuel Mateu Parreno ES
Victor Manuel Mateu Parreno
ES 130,000

Tags: Victor Manuel Mateu ParrenoPierre Mertin


Salman Soaring

AaronMcBride • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Huseme Salman has been able to boost himself to the top of the chip counts in the last couple of levels and is now sitting with a stack worth 450,00.

Huesnue Salman BE
Huesnue Salman
BE 450,000

Van Oort Gets Spared

KaleGozer • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Luis Pardo raised to 6,000 from the cutoff, Paul van Oort three-bet to 18,500 on the button and Pardo called. The board ran out {7-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{A-Spades}{8-Hearts} and both players checked it down over three streets.

Pardo showed {A-}{A-} for the second nuts and Van Oort mucked {J-}{J-}.

Luis Pardo ES
Luis Pardo
ES 130,000 130,000
Paul van Oort nl
Paul van Oort
nl 55,000 -55,000

Tags: Luis PardoPaul Van Oort