Patrik Antonius, Haralabos Voulgaris Both Turn Out For EventPublished on August 23rd, 2015 7:26 pm EST
The EPT Barcelona is quickly becoming one of the most popular stops on the live poker tour for many poker professionals. The tournament is one of the first major events following the conclusion of the World Series of Poker, and many top professionals hit Europe in the late summer to start a tour that includes the EPT Barcelona, World Series of Poker Europe and other major European events.
Attendance records were set this year in both the Estrellas Main Event and Super High Roller.
The 50,000 EUR Super High Roller had a total of 85 unique entries and 14 re-buys, which ended up creating a very large prize pool that will see the winner walk away with over 1.2 million Euros. The money bubble recently popped, with Igor Kurganov and Stephen Chidwick walking away with minimum payouts of 80,800 Euros.
The event attracted the usual group of Super High Roller regulars, including Erik Seidel and Jason Mercier.
A number of players who aren't normally seen at live tournament events also elected to turn out for the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller, as Patrik Antonius, Haralabos Voulgaris and John Juanda all ponied up the 50k EUR entry fee as well. Patrik Antonius has been pretty low-key since Full Tilt Poker 1.0 exploded following "Black Friday", while Haralabos Voulgaris prefers to focus on his life as a high-stakes basketball gambler. All three men were eliminated from the tournament short of the money.
With Day 2 soon coming to an end, here are the current chip counts for the surviving players:
Michael Egan, 5,800,000
Christoph Vogelsang, 3,995,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich, 3,575,000
Ivan Luca, 3,060,000
Steve O'Dwyer, 2,840,000
JC Alvarado, 2,200,000
Paul Newey, 1,200,000
Sylvain Loosli, 1,165,000
Ben Tollerene, 760,000
Bryon Kaverman, 395,000
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