Andre Lettau bested the 1,496-player field of the NLHE Main Event - EPT Barcelona
Germany's Andre Lettau literally crushed the largest ever field in the European Poker Tour (EPT)s history. With a record breaking field of 1,496 participants, the 5,300 No Limit HoldEm Main Event of the EPT Season 11 gives the 100th edition of this Catalonian poker tour the best image it has long been looking for. Of the 7,480,000 prize pool, 2,612,125 was distributed to the finalists. The event was also marked by a strong domination of German poker players. Among the eight players who run for the 5,300 NLHE Main Event title on Wednesday, three were Germans: Ji Zhang, Andre Lettau and the final-table chip leader Hossein Ensan. Indeed, the final table was made up of players from various nationalities namely Kiryl Radzivonau (Belarus), Slaven Popov (Bulgaria), Andrea Dato (Italy), Andrey Shatilov (Russia) and Samuel Phillips (United States).
Slaven Popov was the first to leave the table. He took home 121,300. And after a few poker hands, Ji Zhang ( 171,600), Kiryl Radzivonau ( 224,500) and Andrey Shatilov ( 286,000) headed to Casino Barcelona exit. Former winner of the Venice World Poker Tour, Andrea Dato, fell to fourth place for 362,000, paving the way to a deal of three between Hossein Ensan, Samuel Phillips and Andre Lettau. Hossein Ensan was unable to resist the pressure and quickly sent to the rail. Thankfully, his third place allowed him to collect 652,667. The heads-up then saw Andre Lettau and Samuel Phillips. Strong of his 2-to-1 chip advantage, Andre Lettau eventually won over his opponent and claimed the 794,058 first-place prize. As a runner-up, Samuel Phillips closed this poker tournament with 1,021,275 payday of consolation.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
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