Estrellas Poker Tour ME – Soenke Claims Title

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Barcelona has been thriving with poker action this the weekend, with it set to continue into the week with the European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event which is currently ongoing. Yesterday saw the completion of two events with both the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller and this Estrellas Main Event revealing their winners.

This event broke records for its overall attendance with 1,798 registrations making the largest ever PokerStars sponsored freezeout tournament, beating the previous record held by a UKIPT Nottingham event. It just goes to show the rate at which the popularity of poker is increasing over in Spain and of course the rest of Europe.

The final day of this event brought in the eight players that had negotiated that field to end up on the final table. They would have to battle it out until just one remained, with the player on this occasion being the German player Sönke Jahn after he defeated the Brit Paul Nunes during a tough heads up fight.

He takes home a score of €181,136 for his reward, which is astonishing when you consider he has only cashed previously in one event for just €2,173.


Others that took home decent figured scores for their efforts included Marcelo Fonseca, Marc Pujol and Alin Sameeian, though they will all be a little disappointed at missing out on the title. Despite that, they can all be proud of how they played in order to finish so high up out of the original field.

The event has certainly been both a success and incredibly tough for the players at the same time, though we are sure most will be over the moon at how well the Estrellas Poker Tour is moving along.

How It Finished

1st) Jahn Soenke – €181,136

2nd) Paul Nunes – €204,589

3rd) Marcelo Fonseca – €158,475

4th) Alin Sameeian – €121,000

5th) Marc Pujol – €67,400

6th) Paul Cusi – €53,800

7th) Lucasz Roczniak – €41,100

8th) Amendola Alfonoso – €29,000

With the action in this event now over and done with, our attentions will swiftly move on to the European poker Tour Main Event that started out with Day 1a last night. Check in with us regularly as we follow that particular event until completion.