The record players’ pool in EPT Barcelona Main Event comprised 1,988 entries and Swedish poker pro Simon Brandstrom managed to win.
Simon lived with his colleague Alexander Ivarsson during the play in EPT Barcelona tournaments. They were close to play in the final together, but Ivarsson eventually took the 10th place. Thus far, Brandstrom can boast $820,000 won in the live tournaments. The largest victory of the player is €188,000 which happened 6 months ago also in Barcelona. Hoewer, Simon broke his own record, because he earned €1,659,000 for the first place in EPT Barcelona Main Event.
Brandstrom fought in a heads-up against Marton Czuczor, for whom this victory could be his EPT debut. The players made a deal before the beginning of final confrontation and they shared the prize: Simon got €1 290 000 and Czuczor – €1 253 000. This prize money became the largest in the career for both poker players, and after making a deal they continued to fight for the prestigious trophy. Simon commented on the difficulties of tournament:
“I made a comeback on Day 1 and was down to 12k and spun it up a bit. And last night I was down to nine bigs with 15 players left and made a big rush from there, ended up as the chip leader.”
Brandstrom added that his opponent Marton showed an excellent play in a heads-up, but the cards were on his side that evening.
The results of EPT Barcelona Main Event final table results
It is worth noting, that Giovani Torre and the youngest tournament finalist – 21-year-old Brazilian player Diego Falcone paid for participation in Main Event not €10 300, as others did, but 10 times smaller. These players won their seats in the tournament in Main Event live satellite for €1,200.