The inaugural PokerStars Championship Barcelona continues today with its premier event: the €5,300 Main Event. At noon local time (in about 90 minutes), play kicks off in Casino Barcelona. PokerNews will be your one-stop shop for all the live updates, photos, and videos from the Catalonian capital.
The sunny festival in Spain is always a very popular stop with the players, and 2017 is no different. Attendance records have been shattered over the weekend, with a massive 4,557 entries in the €1,100 National Championship, the Estrellas Main Event successor.
Last year, Sebastian Malec bested a field of 1,785 players, taking home €1,122,800. John Juanda, Tim Middleton, Carter Philips and Sebastian Ruthenberg are just some of the other legends that triomphed here in Barcelona.
Day 1A will see eight 75-minute levels on the schedule, with players beginning with 30,000 in tournament chips and the blinds kicking off at 50/100. There will be a 75-minute dinner break at the end of Level 6, and play should wrap up around 11:55 p.m. tonight.
The cards will be in the air shortly, so be sure to keep it locked right here to PokerNews.com all day long.
PokerStars EPT Barcelona Main Event Champions
|6||September||2009||478||€8,000||Carter Phillips||United States||€850,000|
|10||September||2013||1,234||€5,000||Tom Middleton||United Kingdom||€942,000|