Yamato Nakai Wins $30,000 PSPC Platinum Pass in EPT Barcelona Mystery Bounty
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It may be the first time in a Mystery Bounty tournament that there were three marquee prizes up for grabs.
Not only could players draw a €250,000 prize — the largest mystery bounty prize in European poker history — but there was also the draw of a $30,000 Platinum Pass to the 2023 PSPC and a PokerStars Red Spade Pass to the Brazilian Grand Prix later this year.
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Platinum Pass Winner
Yamato Nakai was the lucky recipient of the Platinum Pass to the PokerStars Players Championship in 2023.
An ecstatic Nakai was grinning from ear to ear as EPT Tournament Director Toby Stone presented him with his prize.
Nakai currently has $15,848 in career live earnings, with his most recent cash coming at the EPT Barcelona festival.
He finished 313th in the Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event for €3,340.
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Zeitoun Eyes New Apartment with €250,000 Bounty Prize
The big cash prize was won by Johann Zeitoun who walked away with the €250,000 bounty prize.
"I was telling my friends that if I got a bounty I would go directly to the desk," he told PokerNews. "I'm really happy. I play lots of tournaments, but now I'm really happy."
The biggest cash of Zeitoun's career was a €70,000 prize for winning the Unibet DeepStack Open Paris earlier this year, but now has almost equaled his career live cashes with a single bounty prize. Zeitoun said that he would use the money to buy an apartment
Wessman Bags Red Spade Pass
Meanwhile, the Red Spade Pass winner was Viktor Wessman from Sweden. Wessman has one career cash from the 2019 World Series of Poker and will now be heading to Brazil for an exclusive Formula 1 experience, courtesy of PokerStars.
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.
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- 1 Francisco Benitez Triumphs in EPT Barcelona €10,200 Mystery Bounty (€114,080)
- 2 Win the ULTIMATE Oracle Red Bull Racing Experience at EPT Barcelona
- 3 Francisco Benitez Secures Second 2022 EPT Barcelona Title; Wins €25,000 No Limit Hold'em I (€341,565)
- 4 Addamo & Davies Double Up in First Level of EPT Barcelona €25K Single-Day High Roller I
- 5 Artur Martirosian Takes Down EPT Barcelona €25,000 Single-Day High Roller I (€540,990)
- 6 Fourth-Time's a Charm For Watson in the EPT Barcelona €50,000 High Roller
- 7 Rick van Bruggen Wins Record-Breaking Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event
- 8 WOW! PokerStars EPT Barcelona Smashes Record for Biggest Main Event Field
- 9 Miroslav Alilovic Wins Estrellas Poker Tour High Roller (€512,650)
- 10 Mikita Badziakouski Wins EPT Barcelona €100K Super High Roller for a Second Time
- 11 Another for Michael Addamo; Conquers EPT Barcelona €50K Single Day High Roller II
- 12 Defending EPT Barcelona Champ Simon Brandstrom Taking it "One Hand at a Time" on Hunt for Second Title
- 13 Yamato Nakai Wins $30,000 PSPC Platinum Pass in EPT Barcelona Mystery Bounty
- 14 Leonard Maue Denies Benitez Third Straight Title to Win the €25,000 Single-Day High Roller
- 15 Patrik Jaros Leads Final Six in PokerStars EPT Barcelona €5,300 Main Event
- 16 Mikolaj Zawadzki Wins EPT Barcelona €1,650 Mystery Bounty (€95,418)
- 17 Could YOU Make This Hero Call at an EPT Main Event Final Table?
- 18 Steve O'Dwyer "No Longer Angry" After EPT Barcelona €25,000 High Roller Victory
- 19 Portugal's Rui Ferreira Takes Down €10,300 EPT High Roller for €767,750
- 20 Giuliano Bendinelli Comes Back From One Big Blind to Win the 2022 EPT Barcelona Main Event (€1,491,133)
- 21 Five Key Hands from EPT Barcelona Main Event Heads-Up Battle