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   Thursday, July 18 2024 
EPT Barcelona: Tom Middleton crowned champion

The European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona finally crowned its winner. It’s Tom Middleton, a British enthusiast of online poker still unknown by the public. His course during this international competition is simply exceptional. 26 years old, Middleton occupied three times the place of chipleader. He ousted the Finn Kimmo Kurko during the final duel, thanks to his skill and the encouragement of his compatriots, among whom Tony Lewis and Jake Cody. The young British realized thus the greatest achievement of his live career.

As runner-up, Kurko left the event with €750,000 in pocket. The place of bronze went to Kresten Nielsen who was entitled of a prize of €440,500. Luca Fiorini and Pasi Sormunen complete the top 5 and occupy respectively the 4th and 5th position. Concerning the result of the unique French present in this final table, Benoît Gury, he settled with the 6th place. It is important to say that Gury had a lot of difficulty to stand out during the final battle. He didn’t manage to reach the podium, but his performance was saluted by his public. The French pocketed a superb gain of €188,000. Let us note that the High Roller event of €10,000 also named its champion who is the Austrian Thomas Muhlocker. This player eliminated the Canadian professional poker player, Daniel Negreanu, during the final heads-up and this beautiful victory granted him a reward of €390,700.

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