PokerStars EPT Barcelona

Event #1 - $80,000 Guarantee

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Level 38
Blinds 325,000 / 650,000
Ante 81,250

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Event #1 - $80,000 Guarantee
Day 1 Completed

Canada's Mindcrushers Wins Event #1: $80,000 Super XL - Opening Event For $28,224

Jaxon • Level 38: 325,000-650,000, 81,250 ante
888 Super XL
888 Super XL

After over 10 hours of play, Canada's Mindcrushers won the $109 Event #1: $80,000 Super XL - Opening Event For $28,224. The opening event attracted 1,033 players and 535 rebuys to generate a $156,800 prize pool, or almost double the $80,000 guarantee.

5Luis "pegAAmigo" Dono$7,840
9Chris "888Moorman" Moorman$1,882

Among those in the field were two 888poker Ambassadors including Germany's Natalie "888NatalieH" Hof and United Kingdom's Chris "888Moorman" Moorman.

While Hof was eliminated before the money, Moorman managed a deep run all the way to the final table where he exited the tournament in ninth place to collect $1,882 after his ace-jack proved to be no match for the pocket queens held by MindCrushers.

After Moorman was eliminated, Brazil's liincownz (eighth - $3,136), TheMulletman (seventh - $4,704) and Poland's silskyer (sixth - $6,272) were all eliminated in quick succession.

Luis "pegAAmigo" Dono was then eliminated by clmbndream in fifth place for $7,840 when his ace-nine was unable to catch up to his opponent's ace-jack. About half an hour later, Mexico's LrdofDonkTwn was then eliminated in fourth place for $11,289.60 when his ace-five proved to be no match for Mindcrushers' ace-jack.

Without too much delay, play was heads-up after trojanmouse got it all in with ace-nine and was subsequently eliminated in third place for $15,053 against clmbndream who held ace-king.

Mindcrushers entered heads-up play with an almost five to one chip advantage. however, climbndream battled back to eventually take a four to one chip advantage himself.

However, Mindcrushers was able to take the lead, this time for good when he hit a straight after going all in with queen-jack against his opponent's ace-five. Mindcrushers then eliminated climbndreams in second place for $20,117 after his queen-ten was able to edge out his opponent's ace-jack.

Tags: 888pokerChris MoormanSuper XL Series

Clmbndream Eliminated in 2nd Place ($20,117.44)

Jaxon • Level 38: 325,000-650,000, 81,250 ante
Event #1: $80,000 Super XL - Opening Event Winning Hand
Event #1: $80,000 Super XL - Opening Event Winning Hand

Mindcrushers jammed all in preflop with {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and clmbndream called with {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}.

Clmbndream was ahead until the river after the {6-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Spades} appeared on the flop and the {8-Diamonds} appeared on the turn. However, the {10-Hearts} paired up Mindcrushers hand to give him the title of the first event of Event #1: $80,000 Super XL - Opening Event.

Meanwhile, climbndream collected the runner-up prize of $20,117.44.

Mindcrushers ca 23,520,000 8,758,776
clmbndream CO Busted

Clmbdream Climbs

Jaxon • Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 62,500 ante

Clmbndream got it all in with bottom pair and a flush draw against Mindcrushers. His flush hit giving his a 4:1 chip advantage.

Mindcrushers got some of it back after he shoved all in with ace-six and got a call from pocket threes. Two sixes hit the flop and clmbdream was unable to get a two outer.

clmbndream CO 16,701,888 8,257,636
Mindcrushers ca 6,818,122 -8,257,626

Mindcrushers Cautious with Pocket Rockets

Jaxon • Level 36: 175,000-350,000, 43,750 ante

Climbndream limps from the button before Mindcrushers raised it to 590,625 from the big blind. Mindcrushers led out for 765,235 after the flop came {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}{4-Clubs} and clmbndream called.

Both players checked after the {Q-Spades} appeared on the turn and the {J-Diamonds} completed the board on the river. Mindcrushers showed {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} before clmbndream mucked his hand.

Mindcrushers ca 17,195,423 2,068,079
clmbndream CO 6,324,577 -2,068,079