WPT Spanish Championship Won By Ali Tekintamgac

WPT Spanish Championship Won By Ali Tekintamgac Ali Tekintamgac has won the WPT Spanish Championship in Barcelona, after defeating a field of 326 players over five days to take down the title and the €315,000 first place prize.
The €3,500 WPT event managed to generate a prize pool of over €1 million, and as the remaining nine players returned to compete at the final table, the 40 year old veteran player from Germany was sitting comfortably in pole position with 1,522,000 in chips.
First to be eliminated was Manuel Cuberos Lopez Cozar, who re-raised Tekintamgac’s pocket 9’s with A-Q to force the all-in. The board fell A-Q-9-6- K and so Cozar collected €21,400 for his ninth place finish.
Gomila Romero was next in eighth (€31,000), after pushing with pocket 6’s and being called in two spots by AK and JJ, followed by Emil Per Mattsson in seventh (€41,000) whose A-J push failed to improve against Roberto Garcia Santiago’s pocket K’s.
Tristan Clemençon took sixth spot for €51,000, while Mads Hansen might have considered himself unlucky to finish in fifth (€61,000) when his AQ shove pre-flop lost to A-10 on a 4s-7c-Kd-Jc-Qh board.
Manuel Blaschke then picked up €71,000 in fourth and as three handed play commenced, Ali Tekintamgac had still managed to hold on to his initial chip lead. Mats Iremark then was dealt K-8 and badly mistimed his next move after upping his aggression levels and going all-in pre-flop against Tekintamgac, who was holding the pocket rockets. Mats Iremark was sent to the rail in third and received €81,000 for his deep run in the tournament.
With a 5 to 1 disadvantage against his opponent going into heads-up play, Roberto Santiago needed to get busy quick, but unfortunatley for him his 9d 8h shove was called by Tekintamgac holding 5c Qc, who made two pair on a Kh-Ah-5h-Qd-2d board to eliminate Santiago in second spot for a €160,000 pay-day.
In the meantime, Ali Tekintamgac, who confessed to having only played in a couple of major live tournament, took away an impressive €315,000 for his victory, as well as a $25,000 WPT Championship seat. He said he was now looking forward to taking part in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

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