Negreanu Takes 2nd and €263,800 at EPT Barcelona High Roller


ept-barcelona_daniel_negreanuDaniel Negreanu had an incredible run at the €10,300 buy-in EPT Barcelona High Roller.  The Canadian pro led throughout most of the final table but lost in heads-up despite a head start overwhelming lead (almost 8-1) against Thomas Muhlocker of Austria.

Daniel has hammered the final table, dominating until the final stages. With three players left, Negreanu was stronger than 6.1 million chips, followed by Muhlocker with Thorel with 1.4 and 1.3.

The Canadian has found the winning thrust eliminating Thorel and decisive head-to-head, the chip situation was overwhelming: Negreanu had of 7.7 million versus 1.3 Austrian who has managed to double after a few hands (AA vs. 44).

The European player managed to take the chip lead against Daniel.

In the final hand, Kid Poker found himself AQ vs. AK has dominated found (AK vs AQ) and with a K on the flop, the game was over.

The Austrian player collected €390,000 while Negreanu took a nice bounty of €263,800. This cash will likely place Negreanu at the top of the Global Poker Index player of the year.

Also at the final table was current November Niner David Benefield (in great shape) and former world champion Jonathan Duhamel who finished in fifth for €118,000.

The event saw 180 entries (138 players plus 42 re-entries).

The final table payouts were as follows:

Place Player Prize  
1 Thomas Muhlocker 390,700  
2 Daniel Negreanu 263,800 Canada
3 Jean-Noel Thorel 181,500  
4 Joni Jouhkimainen 148,000  
5 Jonathan Duhamel 118,000 Canada
6 Ole Schemion 90,700  
7 Richard Yong 66,000  
8 David Benefield 47,850  
9 Raoul Refos 39,500  
10 Abi Khaitan 33,500  
11 Ihar Soika 33,500  
12 Sam Chartier 29,100 Canada
13 Kevin Vandersmissen 29,100  
14 Andrey Shatilov 26,450  
15 Marcin Wydrowski 26,450  
16 Niklaus Teichert 23,800  
17 Emil Mattsson 23,800  
18 Toby Lewis 21,150  
19 Gerard Piqué 21,150  
20 Joao Barbosa 21,150  
21 Dan Smith 19,400  
22 Anton Morgenstern 19,400  
23 Philipp Gruissem 19,400  
24 Jose Carlos Garcia 17,650  
25 Timothy Adams 17,650 Canada
26 Robert Haigh 17,650  
27 Benny Spindler 17,650  


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