Sylvain Loosli Wins EPT Barcelona Super High Roller For €1.224m

Sylvain Loosli Wins EPT Barcelona Super High Roller For €1.224mThe 2015 European Poker Tour Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller attracted 85 players and 14 rebuys to create a prize pool worth €4,753,485 ($5,366,197). Three days later, and it would be French pro Sylvain Loosli who would emerge atop of the field to claim the tournament’s prestigious title, as well as its €1,224,000 ($1,381,756) first place prize.
Day 3 of the €50,000 Super High Roller event saw nine finalists return to the Casino Barcelona to play down to an ultimate winner, all of whom had million dollar career earnings to their credit except Australia’s Michael Egan. The line up included such top pros as Byron Kaverman, Steve O’Dwyer, Juan Carlos Alvarado, Dzmitry Urbanovich, and, of course, Sylvain Loosli.
Polish pro Dzmitry Urbanovich, 20, subsequently eliminated Ivan Luca in 6th (€280,500), and Michael Egan in 5th (€358,900), while Sylvain Loosli took care of JC Alvarado in 4th (€446,800), and Christoph Vogelsang in 3rd (€551,485) to set up the heads-up phase of the competition.
As the final battle commenced, both Loosli and Urbanovich were fairly even in chips, and it would then take another two hours before the deciding hand was played with Urbanovich moving all-in pre-flop holding J-10. Loosli immediately called with pocket fives, and after the dealer laid out a K-4-2-5-K board, Dzmitry Urbanovich collected €841,500 for his runner-up finish, while Sylvain Loosli was crowned the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller champion.
With the win, Sylvain Loosli now boosts his live career earnings to $4,694,001, elevating him to number 5 on France’s All Time Money List’, behind Bertrand Grospellier ($10,935,863), David Benyamine ($7,162,609), Fabrice Soulier ($5,753,619), and Roger Hairabedian ($4,792,358).
Final Table Payouts:
1 Sylvain Loosli €1,224,000
2 Dzmitry Urbanovich €841,500
3 Christoph Vogelsang €551,485
4 JC Alvarado €446,800
5 Michael Egan €358,900
6 Ivan Luca €280,500
7 Steve O’Dwyer €221,000
8 Paul Newey €168,700
9 Byron Kaverman €123,600

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