EPT Barcelona Super High Roller – Lunkin Claims Title

Vitaly Lunkin

The winner of the first European Poker Tour Season 10 event has been revealed after the Super High Roller was won last night by Vitaly Lunkin. He came into the day in second place behind Ole Schemion but came out of the other end of it with a title and a hefty payout of €771,300.

He managed to come out on top of the remaining eight players that were to contest the final table, with him also overcoming a slight chip advantage to Erik Seidel during heads-up to claim his win. He quickly overtook his opponents chip count and pushed out into a big lead before finally winning the final hand.

That hand saw Sediel move all-in when holding the Kd-Qc and getting a call from Lunkin with the Ac-5h. The board fell as the 6s-As-6c-8c-4s which never even made him sweat along his way to a great start in the European Poker Tour this season.


Others that didn’t have enough on the day were Steve O’Dwyer, who will still no doubt be pleased with the points this result will bring him in the various player of the year awards and November Niner David Benefield who saw this event as good practice for the upcoming big one.


Unfortunately, this final table wasn’t going to be paying out everybody on it, with one player still having to go home empty handed. The player in question was Timothy Adams who started the day as the short stack and was unable to improve before being eliminated by Seidel and his pocket queens early on.


How It Finished

1st) Vitaly Lunkin – €771,300

2nd) Erik Seidel – €557,100

3rd) Steve O’Dwyer – €355,100

4th) Mike McDonald – €269,400

5th) David Benefield – €208,150

6th) Ole Schemion – €159,200

7th) Fabian Quoss – €128,515