The high class poker action in the Spanish city of Barcelona finished up yesterday as both the European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event and High Roller crowned their latest champions. In the EPT Main Event the winner was British pro Tom “hitthehole” Middleton who had been leading the event for the past three days.
He overcame a tough final table of eight to seal the deal and take home a well deserved first place payout of €942,000. He did this after beating Kimmo Kurko during heads up, a session in which they cracked a little deal to give the runner up an extra 100k from the winner’s payout. This was due to both players being extremely close in chips when the session started.
The two of them battled it out for quite a while, though in general it was Middleton that was slowly chopping away at his opponents stack. He eventually managed to take out his opponent to be crowned the first European Poker Tour Main Event winner in Season 10.
Other players in the field that will be more than happy with their performances of course included Kurko but also Kresten Nielsen and Luca Fiorini who both played extremely well to even get as far as they did.
We got 'em!! Thanks for all the support!
— tom middleton (@hitthehole) September 7, 2013
With the action now over with in Barcelona, many players will start planning what they are going to do next. We expect many to be hitting their laptops though for the start of the PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker which kicks off today.
We will be following the huge array of events that the WCOOP throws up, so be sure to check in with us regularly.
How It Finished
1st) Tom Middleton – €942,000
2nd) Kimmo Kurko – €750,000
3rd) Kresten Nielsen – €440,500
4th) Luca Fiorini – €328,000
5th) Pasi Sormunen – €253,000
6th) Benoit Gury – €188,000
7th) Eduard Bhaggoe – €143,000
8th) Andreas Christoforou – €102,430