Mikalai Pobal Wins EPT Barcelona Main Event

Poker Tournaments | estimated reading time
2012. August 26.
Belarus <strong>Mikalai Pobal</strong> won the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona &euro;5,300 Main Event. The tournament featured a record number of participants for a total prize pool of &euro;5,247,700. Pobal won &euro;1,007,550 for defeating<strong> Ilari Sahamies</strong> heads-up.
A record number of 1,082 players entered the first Main Event of PokerStars EPT9 in Barcelona, amassing a total prize pool of €5,247,700. The 8-handed final table was played down yesterday to decide the fate of the €1,007,550 first prize. The finale was set up as follows:

EPT9 Barcelona Main Event Final Table Stacks

Play started on Level 28 (5,000/30,000/60,000) but the blinds raised immediately after the very first hands. First out was renowned pro John Juanda: Samuel Rodriguez opened from the Small Blind to 180,000, Juanda shoved from the Big Blind with 1,665,000 and Rodriguez called after thinking long.

Rodriguez: {#}A {#}5
Juanda: {#}5 5x

Board: {#}8 {#}4 {#}8 {#}7 {#}7

Rodriguez won with top two pairs and an ace kicker, Juanda finished in 8th place.

Antonin Duda and Sinel Anton followed, then Rodriguez in the very next hand to Anton’s elimination, when his flopped two pairs got destroyed by Joni Jouhkimainen’s rivered flush. In 4th place finished Anaras Alekberovas and the heads-up was set with Jouhkimainen’s elimination by a moderately drunk Sahamies after the dinner break on Level 34 (30,000/120,000/240,000).

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari Sahamies

Mikalai Pobal: 20,235,000
Ilari Sahamies: 12,225,000


A short, 20 minutes long heads-up saw a final hand where Sahamies raised from the Button to 600,000, Pobal 3-bet to 1,600,000 and Sahamies shoved his 10,485,000. Pobal snap-called and showed pocket rockets.

Pobal: {#}A {#}A
Sahamies: {#}9 {#}5

Board: {#}A {#}Q {#}4 {#}J {#}K

The three aces won Pobal an EPT title, €1,007,550, a HD3 Slyde luxury watch and a bracelet.

Mikalai Pobal
Mikalai Pobal

The end results are as follows:

EPT9 Barcelona Main Event Final Table Prizes

Related articles

0 comments

Our partners
Unibet
  • High rakeback
  • Beginner friendly
  • High number of casino players
Go to the room
GGPoker
  • Excellent traffic
  • Soft fields
  • Highest tournament guarantees
  • Innovative games
  • Generous bonuses
Go to the room
RedStar Poker
  • Highly trusted operator with outstanding support
  • Part of the third largest poker network
  • High overall rakeback
  • HUD is available
Go to the room
Natural8
  • Excellent traffic
  • Soft fields
  • Highest tournament guarantees
  • Innovative games
  • Generous bonuses
Go to the room
partypoker
  • Great tournament selection
  • Attractive VIP promotions
  • User-friendly software
  • Reliable provider
Go to the room
PokerKing
  • American players
  • HUD available
  • High central refund
  • New software to meet all your needs
  • More advanced game types
Go to the room
JackPoker
  • Extreme high Welcome bonus package
  • Many recreational players
Go to the room
888poker
  • Many casual players
  • Great promotion for cash game players
  • Exciting game variants: SNAP and BLAST
Go to the room
BetOnline
  • Beginner friendly
  • Wide selection of games
  • US players
  • Wide range of payment options
Go to the room
bwin Poker
  • Great tournament selection
  • Attractive VIP promotions
  • User-friendly software
  • Reliable provider
Go to the room
TigerGaming
  • Soft fields
  • US players
  • Soft fields
  • Beginner friendly
Go to the room
SportsBetting
  • Crypto Deposit & Withdrawals
  • US players
  • Wide selection of games
  • Beginner friendly
Go to the room
Betsson Poker
  • HUD is available
  • Good fields
  • Part of the third largest poker network
Go to the room
Bet365 Poker
  • Premium tables
  • Many sports betting players
  • HUD available
Go to the room
Segregated Markets
  • Privat deal: Only for Rakerace.com players
  • Untouched Fish Ponds on the Segregated Markets
Go to the room
Betkings
  • Rakeback: Up to 60%
  • Generous Welcome Bonus
  • Quick payments
Go to the room
Betfair
  • Pleasant field
  • Significant traffic
  • High flat central rakeback
  • Monthly races with total prize pool of €70 000
  • HUD available
Go to the room
PokerStars
  • Wide selection of games
  • High-guaranteed prize tournaments
  • Great software
  • HUD option
Go to the room