In a great tussle of poker tactics at Casino Barcelona tables last night, Andre Lettau won the European Poker Tour 100th Main Event for a prize sum of €794,058 and Ihar Soika claimed the High Roller Title with €747,200 last. This marked the completion of biggest ever EPT on European soil.
€5300 EPT Main Event
Andre Lettau, a 27 year old German online poker pro topped the charts at yet another titanic final table struggle on the EPT. The American-born Sam Phillips was leading the table in Final 3 for long when, after a plenty of clashes, they made a deal that ensured Phillips €1,021,275, Lettau €704,058 and Hossein Ensan €652,667 and left €90,000 and the title to play for. Lettau emerged out to be the winner after the final hands were dealt. With his first live tournament title, he was catapulted into 40th place in overall POY standings. ETP Season 11 Main event witnessed dominance by Germans throughout the contest. Along with Lettau, three of them made it to the final 8 as in Hossein Ensan (€652,667) at 3rd spot and Ji Zhang (€171,600) at the 7th.
The Final Table looked like:
|2||Samuel Phillips||United States||€1,021,275*|
€10,300 High Roller Event
Ihar Soika of Belarus emerged victorious at the final table of High Roller Event to win his first live tournament title with €747,200. Soika entered the final day in fourth chip position among the 21 players remaining, but had to outlast some top-quality opposition including Angel Guillen, Ismail Erkenov and Ami Barer. In the end, it was a heads-up battle between Soika and American poker pro Jason Mercier. Mercier as the runner-up ended up winning $623,682. Ismail Erkenov ($451,001) and Ami Barer ($364,726) held up to the 3rd and 4th spot respectively.
Here is a look of the payouts and rankings at the final table:
European Poker Tour gained its record heights in terms of number of players and the prize pool at all events in Barcelona where it all started 10 years ago. The next stop of ETP is London, where the poker masters will assemble for another round of events from the 8th to 18th of October ’14.