EPT Returns to Barcelona; PokerNews to Report on 14 Events

EPT Returns to Barcelona; PokerNews to Report on 14 Events

PokerStars EPT Barcelona

The European Poker Tour (EPT) returns to Casino Barcelona for the first time since 2019 and PokerNews’ Live Reporting team will be with you every step of the way, bringing you unrivaled coverage from 14 of the schedule’s biggest events.

EPT Barcelona is one of the most popular stops on the live poker circuit, and there is no reason that the 2022 edition of the EPT Barcelona Main Event cannot break its attendance record, which was set in 2019 when 1,988 players bought in and created a €9,641,800 prize pool.

The 2020 and 2021 editions of EPT Barcelona fell victim to the global COVID-19 pandemic, so PokerStars is determined to make the return of the tour a memorable one. EPT Barcelona runs from August 8 through August 21, combining the EPT and Estrellas Poker Tour in one mega schedule. PokerNews’ Live Reporting team are on the ground throughout the festival, bring you live and exclusive coverage from 14 of the tour’s most popular events.

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EPT Barcelona Events Covered by PokerNews’ Live Reporting Team

DatesEvent August 8-9#3: €10,200 Mystery Bounty August 9-14#6: €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour August 10-11#11: €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em I August 12#16: €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Single Day High Roller I August 13#20: €50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Single Day High Roller I August 14-15#26: €2,200 Estrellas Poker Tour High Roller August 14-16#27: €100,000 EPT Super High Roller August 15-21#29: €5,300 EPT Barcelona Main Event August 16#34: €50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Single Day High Roller II August 17-19#38: €3,000 Mystery Bounty Championship August 18#41: €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Sibgle Day High Roller II August 19-20#49: €1,650 Mystery Bounty August 19-21#51: €10,300 EPT Barcelona High Roller August 20-21#56: €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em II


You do not have long to wait to feast your eyes on the first updates of EPT Barcelona because we are covering the €10,200 Mystery Bounty tournament from August 8. Mystery Bounty tournaments are all the rage right now and this one should be huge. The €3,000 Mystery Bounty event between August 17-19 has a $30,000 PSPC Platinum Pass waiting to be won. PokerNews cannot wait to see which looking bounty winner pulls out that potentially life-changing prize.

Also on the agenda are the ever-popular €25,000 and €50,000 Single Day High Rollers, in addition to the eagerly anticipated €10,300 EPT Barcelona High Roller and €100,000 Super High Roller.

Chris Hunichen triumphed in the €10,300 High Roller in 2019, outlasting 539 opponents on his way to banking €841,345 and the famous Spadie trophy. Spain’s Sergi Reixach won the €100,000 Super High Roller, denying Sam Grafton the title. Reixach banked €1,816,210, leaving Grafton to pad his bankroll with €1,303,950.

Of course, PokerNews is also bringing all the action from the €5,300 EPT Barcelona Main Event. Running from August 15-21, the EPT Barcelona Main Event has every chance of breaking its attendance record set in 2019 when 1,988 players turned out in force. Sweden’s Simon Brandstrom emerged victoriously that day and got his hands on €1,290,166, ending a run of two straight victories for Polish player; Sebastian Malec won in 2017 with Piotr Nurzynski becoming the champion in 2018.

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PokerStars EPT Barcelona Main Event Champions

#MonthYearPlayersBuy-inWinnerCountryPrize 1September2004229€1,000Alexander StevicSweden€80,000 2September2005327€4,000Jan BoubliFrance€416,000 3September2006480€5,000Bjørn-Erik GlenneNorway€691,000 4August2007543€8,000Sander LyloffDenmark€1,170,700 5September2008619€8,000Sebastian RuthenbergGermany€1,361,000 6September2009478€8,000Carter PhillipsUnited States€850,000 7November2010757€5,000Kent LundmarkSweden€825,000 8August2011811€5,000Martin SchleichGermany€850,000 9August20121,082€5,000Mikalai PobalBelarus€1,007,550 10September20131,234€5,000Tom MiddletonUnited Kingdom€942,000 11August20141,496€5,000Andre LettauGermany€794,058 12August20151,694€5,000John JuandaIndonesia€1,022,593 13August20161,785€5,300Sebastian MalecPoland€1,122,800 2018August20181,931€5,300Piotr NurzynskiPoland€1,037,109 2019August20191,988€5,300Simon BrandstromSweden€1,290,166

More Off The Felt Activities Than You Can Shake a Stick At

Although those of you jetting off to sunny Barcelona will have poker front and center in your mind, PokerStars is running plenty of off the felt activities to help you have fun and relax between grinding.

The PokerStars Summer Fiesta welcome party is scheduled for August 11th, with an exclusive Player’s Party at the awesome CDLC beach club on August 14th. Fancy something a little more relaxing? Then enjoy daily paddle board sessions every morning through EPT Barcelona, or head off on a catamaran brunch excursion on August 12, 14, and 19.

Here’s to seeing you in Barcelona!

Author: Justin Graves