888poker live in Barcelona: series results
Another major offline 888 Poker LIVE series ended on June 3rd. For a week and a half in Barcelona, the room has held 13 tournaments, the largest of which is the high roller tournament, which opens the tournament and the Main Event with a prize fund of 550,000 euros. The series attracted many European players as well as virtually all Team888 members. Not only was Dominic Nietzsche, who at that time was participating in high roller tournaments in Las Vegas.
Continuing the conversation about the team of the poker pro of the room, we cannot fail to mention that the poker player Kara Scott returned to the game, who briefly left the poker arena due to her maternity leave. The Canadian TV host's return to live poker was very successful - she became the first in the Ladies Event.
The best player in the tournament for high rollers was the player from Spain Jesus Cortez. This mid-stakes pro is rumored to have invested in crypto a few years ago and withdrew money on time, and now plays in expensive tournaments with buy-ins of € 100,000 and is friends with fellow pros Sergio Aido and Adrian Mateos. Cortez has had a good year this year - apart from the 888poker High Roller, he won $1 million in the EPT Monte-Carlo High Roller, finishing second. From Team888 in this tournament, Vivian Saliba excelled in third place.
The 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event broke the guarantee with 551 entries, and the winner received € 110,000 and a WSOP 2019 Main Event package for $ 12,600. The winner was Gabriele Rossi from Italy. In addition to money and a ticket to the World Series, he received the Championship Cup and a seat in the 888poker Squad. In the fight for first place, he clashed heads-up with Dutch poker player Cornelis de Jong, who made it to the Main Event via 888poker satellites and eventually earned € 80,000. The best of Team888 in the 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event was Martin Jacobson, who finished 12th and received for it 6,500 euros.
888poker official website continues to organize live poker festivals. In June-July 2019, the room acts as the general sponsor of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. And in August, it hosts 888poker LIVE Sochi, the first live Eight event in Russia. Follow the news - updates will be coming very soon!