Barcelona European Poker Tournaments

Dates

Season Four – 28 August – 1 September 2007

Venue

The Casino de Barcelona is situated near to one of the most attractive parts of the sprawling city, the Port Olimpic. It is a stunning marina with wealthy flotillas of yachts and other expensive ocean going craft. There are a selection of great hotels nearby including the 5 star Hotel Arts, Hotel Icaria and H10 Barcelona Marina Hotel – both 4 star establishments.

Getting there

The closest Metro stop to the Port area and the Casino is ‘Ciutadella Villa Olimpica’ on the Yellowline L4 and from there it is just a 10 minute stroll to the Port, Hotels and the Casino.

Contact Details

Casino de Barcelona C/Marina 19-21, Barcelona, 08005, Spain

Telephone – +34 393 225 7878

Fax – +34 393 221 8572

Email – info@casino-barcelona.com

Structure

For the structure of EPT Barcelona please go to our ‘Structures of the European Poker Tour’ page.

Results

Dane, Sander Lyllof would have pleased his Viking ancestors no end when he clinched the title of the largest international poker tournament ever held in bull-fighting territory – Barcelona, Spain on 1 September 2007.

The twenty-five year old triumphed in a very fleeting heads-up match against 2005 EPT London champion, and good buddy, Mark Teltscher. Although they are still on speaking terms, Lyllof’s victory denied Teltscher the opportunity of becoming the first ever poker participant to win two EPT events! Lyllof’s set of jacks were just too powerful for Teltscher’s pair of kings.

What made Lyllof’s victory all the more sweet was the fact that many of the 543 participants were the top guns of the poker fraternity – Daniel Negreanu, Isabelle Mercier, Phil ‘Tilt Boy’ Gordon, Paul ‘Kwickfish’ Wasicka, Johnny ‘Orient Express’ Chan and 2004 World Champion, Greg Rayner, all came to Barcelona, but left empty-handed.

Lyllof’s share of the €4 181 100 was €1 170 700 and the creator of the popular EPT, John Duthie, was clearly thrilled with the outcome of the opening event of the fourth season of the Tour “Season 4 got off to a great start. With an increased buy-in this year for most events, we are going to be seeing far bigger prize pools and several new events have been added to the schedule.” This in turn will attract more and more ‘Young Turks’, especially from the States, and the EPT has now set its sites on becoming the premier poker tour in the world.

Final Table

  1. Sander Lyllof (Denmark) – €1 170 700
  2. Mark Teltscher (UK) – €673 000
  3. Greg Dyer (USA) – €388 800
  4. Mika Paasonen (Finland) – €301 000
  5. Tronde Eidsvig (Norway) – €250 800
  6. Adam Junglen (USA) – €196 500
  7. Jedicka Nicolaus (Austria) – €154 700
  8. Patrick Bruel (France) – €104 500