EPT Barcelona Main Event – Middleton Leads Final Table

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We are now right at the serious end of business in the first European Poker Tour Main Event of Season 10 as the EPT Barcelona is now down to just the eight players that will occupy the final table later today.

The day started with 24 players and the British pro Tom Middleton holding the chip lead, a lead in which he still has over the final eight going into Day 6 today. He has 9,850,000 which allows him a gap of around 2,500,000 million over his nearest challenger Kresten Nielsen.

Day 5 also saw 16 eliminations with notable’s players Niall Farrell and Anaras Alekberovas being amongst them. They will leave the event knowing that they at least took home more than €50,000 each.


The final table bubble boy was Alejandro Perez after he was the shortest stack of the final nine; he was eventually eliminated when he got all of his chips into the middle with a Q-J that couldn’t out draw the A-10 of Benoit Gury. He finished in ninth place for a score of €79,000 leaving just the eight players still in with a great chance of scooping this title.

The Final Table And Chip Counts

St1) Andreas Christoforou – 2,560,000

St2) Kimmo Kurko – 2,265,000

St3) Pasi Sormunen – 3,070,000

St4) Tom Middleton – 9,850,000

St5) Eduard Bhaggoe – 1,615,000

St6) Luca Fiorini – 4,610,000

St7) Kresten Nielsen – 7,300,000

St8) Benoit Gury – 5,610,000

Remember to return for our final report on this event in which we will inform you as to whether anyone could stop the momentum of Middleton and claim a big win here in Barcelona. It is going to be a tough ask but it has happened many times before.

The Remaining Payouts

1st Place – €1,067,000

2nd Place – €625,000

3rd Place – €440,500

4th Place – €328,000

5th Place – €253,000

6th Place – €188,000

7th Place – €143,000

8th Place – €102,430