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Mustapha Kanit wins 2015 EPT Barcelona High Roller

Posted by: Mark Baldwing - Mon, 2015-08-31 09:51

Mustapha Kanit wins 2015 EPT Barcelona High Roller

The first stop of the 12th season of the European Poker Tour turned out to be a truly record-breaking one: not only did the Main Event break all previous attendance records, the High Roller - not usually an event to excel in terms of participant-numbers - went down that same path. While coughing up a €10.3k buy-in isn't exactly anyone is able to/willing to do, this year, a record number of players did just that in Barcelona. The eventual winner, Kanit - who bested Kuljinder Sidhu heads-up for the win - walked away with €738.7k from the tables. The start of the day saw some 30 players return to action, all looking to make it all the way. The field was off to a quick start:
eliminations began piling up left and right, claiming the tournament lives of Fedor Holz, Thomas Muehloecker, Adrian Mateos and Mike McDonald. Although the final day was expected to be an extremely long affair, the final table was reached fairly quickly.
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Following the eliminations of Christian Jepsson and Jeff Rossiter, in 11th and 10th places respectively, the 9-handed final table was reached. The first victim of the final stretch of the poker tournament was Kevin MacPhee, who bit the dust in 9th place, picking up a €108.5k prize. He was followed to the rail by Gerald Karlic and Ami Barer.
Aliaksei Boika was the next victim, followed in turn by Niklas Astedt. Nick Petrangelo's elimination in 3rd place set up the heads-up stage of the action. Petrangelo, who scored a spectacular double-elimination at the final table, picked up €592.8k for his 3rd-place efforts.
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