The next stop in the 2017 edition of the PokerStars Championship commenced this Tuesday in Barcelona and thousands of poker players from around the world arrived to demonstrate their best game at the poker tables. One of them was Thomas Muehloecker who claimed his first place in the €10,200 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo #2 tournament, receiving €75,043 (US$88,541).
The poker pro from Vienna, Austria secured his trophy from the PokerStars Championship by defeating his opponents at the poker table and claiming the prize for his deep run. The event is taking place at Casino Barcelona and it began on 15th August. Just like in previous memorable PokerStars-hosted events, the level of poker experience remains exquisite. The total entries which had the desire to participate in the first event of the Championship to be ompleted were 24 and together they managed to amass a prize pool amounting to €232,800 (US$274,674).
The runner-up position at the event was reserved for Koray Aldemir from Germany, who claimed €70,407 (US$$83,071) for his efforts. Next down on the leader board of the event was Mikita Badziakouski from Belarus, pocketing €37,800 (US$$44,599) and the consolation prize that he is in the top three players in the event. Following him close was Luuk Gieles, coming straight from France who took the fourth place. His prize amounted to €27,400 (US$32,328). The final place among the top five players, who received prizes from the event was taken by one of the big names in the poker industry, Steve “Mango” O’Dwyer from Colorado, US, who won €22,150 (US$$26,134).
Thomas Muehloecker climbed to the first place in the event relying on his extensive skills and the many years of poker practice he has in his career. His first appearance in the poker field was in his hometown Vienna, where he took part in the 2010 Spring Poker Festival and finished 12th in the €80 + 15 No-Limit Hold’em. This brought him €860 (US$1,169) and motivated him to continue his poker career by participating big poker festivals overseas. He has been to a wide variety of poker events around the globe, but he won his biggest prize so far in Barcelona. We have yet to see whether this city will bring him good fortune yet another time in this year’s first edition of the PokerStars Championship.
The poker pro also attended another stop of the PokerStars Championship this year, and namely the one in Monte Carlo, where he took part in several events. His biggest prize there was at the €25,750 No Limit Hold’em – PokerStars Championship High Roller Eight Max, where he won €471,400 (US$514,371). Back in 2013, he attended the European Poker Tour Season 10 in Barcelona, where using his poker skills he climbed the throne at the €10,000 + 300 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller Re-Entry. For this feat, Muehloecker was rewarded €390,700 (US$522,633) and the popularity, which comes from being one of the best poker players in Europe.
The generous prize from the €10,200 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo #2 swelled the player’s total live earnings to the impressive $3,782,453, making him a millionaire and then more.