Javier Fernandez is another product of the strong contingent of Spanish pros who relocated to the United Kingdom to continue playing online in the global liquidity pool. Fernandez, who originally comes from Madrid, now resides in Cardiff, sharing an apartment with another grinder, fellow countryman Manuel "manuverd0n" Bardón.
Fernandez launched his live tournament career here at EPT Monte Carlo. He'd arrived at the festival with only six reported live cashes to his name but immediately added a seventh and most valuable. He outlasted a 57-strong field in the €2k Turbo, denying Ryan Riess heads-up to claim the €33,200 first-place prize and his spade trophy.
But it turned out to be just an appetizer for Fernandez who now found his way to the six-handed Main Event final table, securing himself his first six-figure payday.
Fernandez only started earning the attention of poker media but the 30-year-old his online résumé boasts over $1.7 million in tournament winnings. Fernandez is known as "que_te_crio" on PokerStars where he's notched two runner-up finishes in SCOOP events and two Bounty Builder High Roller victories.
Javier Fernandez in EPT Main Events:Previous cashes: -
Previous final tables: -
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Javier Fernandez' Main Event run:
|Ended Day 1 with||139,000||35 / 299|
|Ended Day 2 with||393,500||84 / 120|
|Ended Day 3 with||1,605,000||2 / 45|
|Ended Day 4 with||2,120,000||3 / 16|
|Ended Day 5 with||2,755,000||5 / 8|