EPT Barcelona Main Event Day 2 – Tavitian Leads (vids)

Coastline of Barcelona

Last night the EPT Barcelona Main Event was officially labelled as the second largest European Poker Tour event of all time as the final registrations were calculated at 1,234. This meant that a prize pool of €5,984,900 would be shared amongst the 183 highest finishers and the winner would receive €1,067,000 in prize money.

As the day finished there were 242 players out of that field remaining, meaning there was lots of bloodshed during the six seventy five minute levels.

The player that not only survived all that frantic action but actually finished with the largest amount of chips was Pablo Alexander Tavitian, after his haul of 465,000 put him ahead of Niall Farrell who amassed 444,000 throughout the day.

Further back in the field were some highly regarded players in the form of Victor Ramdin, Marvin Rettenmaier, Shannon Shorr and Angel Guillen, with each of them now placed in good positions to make a deep run in the event.


In reality though, the bigger names in the field on average didn’t have a good day as we lost Jason Mercier, Jake Cody, Jonathon Duhamel, Vanessa Selbst, Theo Jorgensen and Liv Boeree. Each will now bemoan a poor start to the European Poker Tour Season ten and will hope to improve drastically for the next stop.



The remaining field will re-converge to the felt a little later on today and play through the bubble to establish who makes it into Day 4 and closer to the first EPT Main Event win of the season.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Pablo Alexander Tavitian – 465,000

2nd) Niall Farrell – 444,000

3rd) Albert Daher – 420,500

4th) Alejandro Perez Torres – 417,500

5th) Denis Pisarev – 403,700

6th) Gaetano Dell`Aera – 393,500

7th) Grudi Hristov Grudev – 380,000

8th) Christopher Andler – 370,600

9th) Kjetil Hansen – 364,000

10th) Michael Skender – 353,300


The Prize Pool Information

1st) 1,067,000

2nd) 625,000

3rd) 440,500

4th) 328,000

5th) 253,000

6th) 188,000

7th) 143,000

8th) 102,430

9th) 79,000

10th – 11th) 65,600

12th – 13th) 58,980

14th – 15th) 52,940

16th – 17th) 46,940

18th – 20th) 40,940

21st – 23rd) 34,950

24th – 27th) 29,270

28th – 31st) 24,720

32nd – 39th) 21,440

40th – 55th) 18,200

56th – 71st) 14,960

72nd – 95th) 12,700

96th – 119th) 11,350

120th – 143rd) 10,000

144th – 183rd) 8,680