The €5,300 European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona 2022 Main Event (ME) saw 780 entries fighting for the top spot and one among them was Spartan Poker pro Nikita Luther. The poker pro who qualified for Day 2 via starting flight 1B was eliminated on Level 13 when blinds were at 1,000/2,500, ante 2,500. The diva busted at the hands of Youngshin Im.
Alexander Zubov opened with 5,000 from early position; Luther (AQs) from the middle position took the three-bet jam route with a stack of approx 10,000. Youngshin Im (pocket sevens) also followed the three-bet jam suit with 75,000 from the big blind position and this led to Zubov bowing out of the hand but not without first revealing his hole cards (J ♣ T ♣). Luther, on seeing Zubov’s hole cards said, “Oh no! You have my outs!”
The community cards fell 4 ♠ 2 ♣ 5 ❤ which meant Im was leading. The turn of 7 ❤ gave Luther’s rival a set and the 9 ♣ river meant the leggy lass was out of the ME race. Luther left the table but made sure to wish fellow player Xuan Liu all the best for the game. Not long ago, Luther fisnihed at the 16th spot at the €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) Barcelona Main Event 2022.
The EPT Barcelona 2022 ME had two starting flights in Day 1A and Day 1B. This event became the biggest ever in the history of EPT ME. Day 1A of the EPT Barcelona ME 2022 had 749 entries whereas Day 1B had 1,485 entries. An additional 65 players came in at the start of Day 2. Overall the Main Event had 2,294 entries which is the biggest entry field ever recorded for an EPT ME.
The player who clinches the top spot will get a pay cheque of €1,714,000, while the runner-up and second runner-up will collect prize money worth €1,027,470 and €734,470 respectively. The final prize pool stands at €11,125,900. The top 327 players in the ME will get paid and the min-cash of this marquee tournament is set at €8,860.
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