We have a champion!
Nico Behling raised to 60,000 from the button, Joao Barbosa reraised to 200,000, Behling moved all in and Barbosa called.
Barbosa hit top pair on the
flop while Behling made middle pair. However, several of his outs disappeared on the turn when the
arrived, Barbosa picking up the nut flush draw. The river was the
and it was all over.
Behling graciously congratulated his opponent with a handshake, noting that the jack-seven was his lucky hand. Unfortunately Behling couldn't summon its powers tonight, but his €205,270 second-place prize is certainly nothing to sneeze at.
Congratulations to Joao Barbosa, who takes an EPT title home to Portugal, along with €367,141. Barbosa is also about half an hour away from celebrating his 26th birthday and it's sure to be one that he'll never forget.
Photo courtesy of our favourite Frenchman, Benjo Gallen