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PokerStars Chamionship Barcelona Still Has a Lot to Offer

PokerStars Championship Barcelona is in full swing at the moment and there are only a couple of days left until the final day of the Main Event which promises to be spectacular. There is still time for poker players to register for the upcoming events and work their way through the proficient poker pros from around the world.

The final day of the PokerStars Championship which is taking place in Barcelona is going to be on 27th August and even though it is rapidly approaching there are still some events worth participating in, as well as the Main Event which commenced on the 21st and is going to last 6 days. This year the Main Event is a €5,300 No-Limit Hold’em one and it attracted the attention of many of the participants in the poker festival since it features a guaranteed prize pool amounting to €7,000,000 making it even more appealing.

Another big event which is scheduled to span over three days of the poker festival is the €10,300 No-Limit Hold’em – PokerStars Championship High Roller #41 which is going to begin on the 25th and its last day is scheduled to be the 27th. The players at it will begin with a starting stack of 50,000 and will be allowed a single re-entry in the tournament. The High Roller will be 8-handed giving the poker pros the opportunity to show their best poker game.

On the same day begins another three-day event which guarantees a generous prize for the lucky winner in it. This is the €220 No-Limit Hold’em – Pokerstars Open #40, which will feature three starting flights. Poker players have the right to re-entry once per flight and the guaranteed prize pool of €100,000 is something worth playing for, considering it is a €220 buy-in event. Poker enthusiasts are already eager to see how those big events will progress in the next couple of days, but there were also some notable names from the last three days, worth mentioning.

Biggest Winners from the Past Days

The first one of them is Stephen Chidwick claimed the first place on the leader board of the €25,500 No-Limit Hold’em – 8 Handed, which took place on the 22nd and amassed a prize pool of €2,744,000. For his excellent performance at the poker table and for defeating the other 111 entries, he was granted €690,400 (US$813,144), which is also his best cash from a live poker tournament in his career so far. This recent big win boosted his total live earnings to $8,838,256, and he continues his successful performance in the poker festival.

Igor Kurganov is another winner at the PokerStars Championship, who emerged victorious from the €50,000 No Limit Hold’em – PokerStars Championship Super High Roller #10. The event was scheduled for the 19th and Kurganov received €1,084,100 (US$1,273,165) for his first place. The event itself had a prize pool estimated to €4,129,290 which was amassed by the 86 poker players participating in it.

Tomas Muehloecker dominated the final table at the €10,200 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo #2 and won €75,043 (US$88,541) for his good game. The Austrian poker player was one of the 24 entries at the event and they collectively helped the total prize pool to reach €232,800. Following Muehloecker closely was the runner-up in this event, Koray Aldemir from Germany, who managed to win €70,407 (US$83,071).

The next poker player who left a lasting impression during the PokerStars Championship Barcelona so far is Croatia’s Goran Mandic, who sat on the throne at the € 10,300 No Limit Hold’em – 8 Handed #7. Mandic had a sweet payday receiving €374,400 (US$439,819) at the event, which also happened to be his biggest live cash so far. There was a total of 166 entries registered for taking part in it, which swelled the prize pool to €1,610,200.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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