PokerStars EPT Barcelona

€220 Opening Event

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Players Left
Entries 720
Prize Pool €138,240
€220 Opening Event
Day 2 Completed

The 888Live Barcelona Opening Event Ends with 9-Way ICM Deal

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Alejandro Vazquez Gomez takes home the trophy in the Opening Event
Alejandro Vazquez Gomez takes home the trophy in the Opening Event

Another event has come to an end here at the 2017 888Live Poker Festival Barcelona! Only 143 hopefuls out of a 720-entry strong field returned to the tables of Casino Barcelona on Sunday May 14th for Day 2 of the €200+20 Opening Event. The tournament crushed the initial guarantee to create a prize pool of €138,240 and the top 81 spots were to receive a return on their investment.

After an action-filled day, the last nine players gathered for the unofficial final table, took a group picture and looked into ICM numbers. Only 10 minutes later, they shook hands and called it a night, and it was Alejandro Vazquez Gomez who walked away with the most money and the 888Live festival trophy. The Spaniard held the chip lead when the deal was cut and received €11,775 for his efforts, while Fernando Ortola Ferragud took second for just €40 less.

Joachim Lob as shortest stack with 12 big blinds received more than double of the regular 9th place prize and was just one of two non-Spanish players represented in the deal. That being said, Portugal's Andre Filipe Quelhas, who claimed €6,870, actually works here and calls Barcelona his second home.

Final Result €200+20 Opening Event

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (EUR
1Alejandro Vazquez GomezSpain11,775*
2Fernando Ortola FerragudSpain11,735*
3Sergio Manuel Martinez PascualSpain10,820*
4Juan Font EspinaSpain9,950*
5Eduard Munoz MartinSpain9,775*
6Ivan Olivas UliaqueSpain9,315*
7Angel Callen MozosSpain7,495*
8Andre Filipe QuelhasPortugal6,870*
9Joachim LobSwitzerland6,700*

*reflects ICM deal of the last nine players

The start of Day 2 saw 20 players depart within the first level and the money bubble was soon reached. Among those to bust before the money were Guillem Cusco Bach, Max Rotko,Jon Ignacio Chipongian, Harcharan Dogra Dogra, Marco Della Tommasina, Josep Maria Galindo Lopez and Francois Evard to name just a few.

In level 17, the bubble burst after Gregory Torrents lost a flip with ace-queen against the pocket sixes of Day 1a chip leader Sergio Alonso Camunas. The eliminations kept on coming quickly and Maria Lozano Valero, as well as Susana Bonastre Rodriguez, were sent to the rail in the first payout step. Lauri Saaskilahti and Aleksei Istomin followed soon after before Kaido Koorits' four-bet jam with pocket jacks came at the worst possible timing. Xavier Sola Vall held pocket aces and flopped a full house to send Koorits out in 45th place.

Thomas Hargreaves was one of two 888poker qualifiers that made it into the money, and the short-stacked Brit saw his hopes of a deeper run when his pocket queens got cracked by jack-ten suited. Fellow 888poker qualifier Suliko Kheladze reached the last three tables and had to settle for 26th place and €915. Olga Mirasol was the first player to take home at least €1,000 and the last woman in the field lost back-to-back coin flips to run out of chips. The pace of eliminations barely slowed down, and soon after the last two tables were set.

Former big stacks Marcos Paton Bao, Xavier Sola Vall and Yannick Pernot all bowed out in quick succession, before Sergio Alonso Camunas and Fernando Campomar Concha became the last two casualties of the night. Alonso Camunas had lost most of his stack previously and then ran with ace-jack into the ace-king of Juan Font Espina not long after coming back from the dinner break as chip leader with 15 left. Campomar Concha shoved with jack-deuce in a battle of the blinds and Ivan Olivas Uliaque looked him up out of the big blind with ace-six suited. An ace and a six appeared on the flop and it was all over on the turn to set up the unofficial final table. This ultimately resulted in the ICM deal with stack sizes ranging between 12 and 35 big blinds, and the nine finalists shook hands.

Final Table Group Picture

The €100+10 "The Breeze" Side Event saw four players bag up last night and return at noon local time. It was all over within less than 35 minutes, and Antonio Perez Vico Barba emerged victorious to take home the lion's share of the prize pool for €4,870 and 888Live Side Event trophy.

A deal was cut in the €45+5 High Noon Turbo Event, which attracted a field of 121 entries and prize pool of €5,228. Hector Germino Cabus Maseda (€1,202) and Ivan Arcos Alba (€1,186) took home the most money.

Last but not least, the €100+10 The Hurrican kicked off at 6 p.m. local time and another decent field of 190 entries emerged. At the time of writing, the money bubble was just reached with a minimum payout of €175 guaranteed. The winner can look forward to a payday of €4,400 and among those still in were Douglas Wheatland, Rafael Achermann and Harcharan Dogra Dogra.

The PokerNews live reporting team will provide updates from the festival at Casino Barcelona for the remainder of this week and the next two highlights are the €2,200 High Roller as of Wednesday May 17th and the €1,100 Main Event with a guarantee of €500,000, which kicks off on Thursday Max 18th.

Tags: Alejandro Vazquez GomezAleksei IstominAndre Filipe QuelhasAngel Callen MozosAntonio Perez Vico BarbaDouglas WheatlandEduard Munoz MartinFernando Campomar ConchaFernando Ortola FerragudFrancois EvardGregory TorrentsGuillem Cusco BachHarcharan Dogra DograIvan Olivas UliaqueJoachim LobJon Ignacio ChipongianJosep Maria Galindo LopezJuan Font EspinaKaido KooritsLauri SaaskilahtiMarco Della TommasinaMarcos Paton BaoMaria Lozano ValeroMax RotkoMiguel Ortola FerragudOlga MirasolRafael AchermannSergio Alonso CamunasSergio Manuel Martinez PascualSusana Bonastre RodriguezThomas HargreavesXavier Sola VallYannick Pernot

Final Result Opening Event

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (EUR
1Alejandro Vazquez GomezSpain11,775*
2Fernando Ortola FerragudSpain11,735*
3Sergio Manuel Martinez PascualSpain10,820*
4Juan Font EspinaSpain9,950*
5Eduard Munoz MartinSpain9,775*
6Ivan Olivas UliaqueSpain9,315*
7Angel Callen MozosSpain7,495*
8Andre Filipe QuelhasPortugal6,870*
9Joachim LobSwitzerland6,700*

*reflects ICM deal of the last nine players

We Have a Deal!

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

After some 10 minutes of discussing the ICM numbers, the players agreed to the deal and play concludes. For the straight ICM deal, with numbers to follow, Alexandro Vazquez Gomez as chip leader will take home the trophy and biggest payday.

Tags: Alejandro Vazquez Gomez

Redraw of the Unofficial Final Table

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

The players are currently looking into ICM numbers and below are the seat assignments and chip counts for the last nine players.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Sergio Manuel Martinez PascualSpain3,030,00030
2Ivan Olivas UliaqueSpain2,260,00022
3Fernando Ortola FerragudSpain3,565,00035
4Eduard Munoz MartinSpain2,480,00024
5Alejandro Vazquez GomezSpain3,590,00035
6Joachim LobSwitzerland1,205,00012
7Andre Filipe QuelhasPortugal1,270,00012
8Angel Callen MozosSpain1,490,00014
9Juan Font EspinaSpain2,565,00025
Alejandro Vazquez Gomez ES 3,590,000
Fernando Ortola Ferragud ES 3,565,000
Sergio Manuel Martinez Pascual ES 3,030,000
Juan Font Espina ES 2,565,000
Eduard Munoz Martin ES 2,480,000
Ivan Olivas Uliaque ES 2,260,000
Angel Callen Mozos ES 1,490,000
Andre Filipe Quelhas PT 1,270,000
Joachim Lob ch 1,205,000

Uliaque Sends Campomar Concha to the Rail

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Fernando Campomar Concha
Fernando Campomar Concha

Fernando Campomar Concha had previously doubled for less than four big blinds with {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} versus {4-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, but the blinds moved up and he remained in the ultimate danger zone. Campomar Concha then shoved the small blind for just 570,000 and Ivan Olivas Uliaque asked for a quick count before calling in the big blind.

Ivan Olivas Uliaque: {A-Spades}{6-Spades}
Fernando Campomar Concha: {J-Hearts}{2-Spades}

The {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop left Campomar Concha in need of running cards, and the {Q-Diamonds} turn and {Q-Hearts} river reduced the field to the last nine. They will now combine to one table and then take a quick break before getting things underway again.

Ivan Olivas Uliaque ES 2,250,000 1,050,000
Fernando Campomar Concha ES Busted

Tags: Fernando Campomar ConchaIvan Olivas Uliaque

Alonso Camunas Out in 11th

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Sergio Alonso Camunas
Sergio Alonso Camunas

The blinds just went up and Sergio Alonso Camunas open-shoved for less than 10 big blinds from early position. Once the action had folded to Juan Font Espina, the regular of Casino Barcelona reshoved in the small blind for two big blinds more and Joachim Lob let go in the big blind.

Sergio Alonso Camunas: {A-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Juan Font Espina: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

The {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop was of no help for Alonso Camunas and he was officially drawing dead as soon as the {K-Clubs} fell on the turn. A meaningless {10-Diamonds} river completed the board and the field was reduced to the last 10 hopefuls, five on each table.

Juan Font Espina ES 2,500,000 1,055,000
Sergio Alonso Camunas es Busted

Tags: Joachim LobJuan Font EspinaSergio Alonso Camunas

Level:
26
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
10,000