Javier Gomez Zapatero, 24, originally hails from the Spanish university town of Salamanca but has relocated to London where he shares an apartment with his fellow countrymen Sergio Aido and Adrian Mateos, the former having place 15th in this event for €40,100).
Gomez Zapatero is not as famous as his housemates just yet, but that could all change with the EPT Malta final table. He was leading the Main Event at the end of Day 3 and has now made it to the final eight - already securing him his biggest result at a live tournament. He also has the chance of becoming the first Spaniard to win an EPT Main Event.
*Bio courtesy of the EPT.