€50,000 Super High Roller

Kruk's Kings Are Good

KaleGozer • Nivo 1: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Christopher Kruk, Paul Newey and Steve O'Dwyer started off with three-handed play at their respective table. O'Dwyer opened from the button to 3,000, getting calls from Kruk in the small blind and Newey in the big blind. All players checked the {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop. Kruk led out 6,500 on the {5-Spades} turn, Newey folded, O'Dwyer raised to 20,000, and Kruk called.

Kruk checked the {10-Spades} river to O'Dwyer, who pondered for a while before checking behind. Kruk showed {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds} for kings and tens, and O'Dwyer slid his hand in the muck.

Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 270,000 28,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 230,000 -20,000

Oznake: Christopher KrukPaul NeweySteve O'Dwyer

Andreas Goeller vs Mike McDonald

will_shill • Nivo 1: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Andreas Goeller, who finished fifth in EPT 10 San Remo, has taken his seat in the field of superstars in the €50,000 Super High Roller. One such superstar is Mike McDonald. The Canadian raised to 2,500 and Goeller called in the big blind. The flop came {7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Goeller bet 3,500. McDonald called and the turn was the {5-Hearts}. Goeller bet 7,500 and again McDonald called.

The river was the {10-Clubs} and Goeller bet for a third time, this time his sizing was slightly bigger, betting 21,000. McDonald gave him his famous stare but eventually called. Goeller turned over {7-Hearts}{5-Spades} for a full house, fives full of sevens, and McDonald mucked his cards.

Andreas Goeller it
Andreas Goeller
it 290,000 40,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 210,000 -40,000

Oznake: Mike McDonaldAndreas Goeller

Paul Newey vs Christopher Kruk

[user38873] • Nivo 1: 500-1,000, 100 ante

A familiar face on the High Roller circuit is Paul Newey and he just got involved into an early pot with Christopher Kruk. On the heads-up flop of {8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, both players checked and Newey then bet the {9-Spades} turn for 5,000 out of the small blind. Kruk called on the button and the {2-Diamonds} river completed the board.

Newey bet 14,000 and that was enough to win the pot without showdown, as Kruk folded.

Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 258,000 8,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 242,000 -8,000

Oznake: Paul NeweyChristopher Kruk

Who's Here?

Webjoker • Nivo 1: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 250,000
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
gb 250,000
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 250,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 250,000
Alexandros Kolonias gr
Alexandros Kolonias
gr 250,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 250,000
Akin Tuna tr
Akin Tuna
tr 250,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 250,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 250,000
Ahadpur Khangah ir
Ahadpur Khangah
ir 250,000
Andreas Goeller it
Andreas Goeller
it 250,000
Ali Reza Fatehi ir
Ali Reza Fatehi
ir 250,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 250,000
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 250,000
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
at 250,000
Moritz Dietrich de
Moritz Dietrich
de 250,000
Martin Kozlov au
Martin Kozlov
au 250,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 250,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 250,000
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€50,000 Payout Structure Back to Paying Out 15%


Season 13 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour has seen its kickoff in Barcelona with a hugely popular Estrellas Main Event and a €10,000 event. One of the big changes this season was the announced new payout structure that pays 20 percent of the field, compared to the 15 percent it paid in recent years.

After collating data and feedback from players on the recent expansion of payouts, PokerStars has decided that for events of this nature (this event and event #33, the €25K) last season's payout structure of 15% will be used.

PokerStars Blog spoke to Neil Johnson for more information on this latest update:

"We want to thank all of the players who have given feedback over the last two days in Barcelona about the change in EPT payout structure. We've received a lot of valuable feedback from players, and this, alongside data collected on the expansion, has backed up the decision to increase payouts to 20%. While the change has been really well received overall, it's clear that our highest buy-in events have unique characteristics. For that reason, PokerStars has decided to use the previous season's payout structure of 15% for Event #16, the €50K and event #33, the €25K at EPT13 Barcelona.

We're always looking to make the live poker experience as positive and enjoyable as possible for as many players as possible, while making sure our event champions are well rewarded for their efforts. We want to get more feedback from our €25K+ players so we'll be running a survey with the players in both of these events to gain even more insight into the type of payouts that would best suit special events of this nature in future."

The €50,000 Super High Roller Starts Today

EPT Logo & Chips
EPT Logo & Chips

The 2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona is in full swing, with a massive €10,000 High Roller already in the books and the massive Estrellas Main Event three starting days done for already as well. Today the Super High Roller starts, with players ponying up €50,000 to enter.

Dan Smith took down the first ever EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller back in 2012, banking €962,925 after striking a deal with JC Alvarado who took home €788,675. Vitaly Lunkin (€771,300), Olivier Busquet (€896,434) and Sylvain Loosli (€1,224,000) followed him as champion in Barcelona's biggest buy-in event.

Players will begin with a starting stack of 250,000 and blinds at 500/1,000 with a 100 ante. This is a 3-day event with the final played on Monday. Play starts at 12:30 local time, and we'll be covering the event from the first flop till the last river.

PokerStars EPT Barcelona High Roller Champions
Ever since 2010, the EPT Barcelona has had numerous High Rollers. Here's a look at who won:

72010€10,00036Fernando Brito€127,500Juha Helppi€127,500
82011€10,00067Philipp Gruissem€234,500Jean-Baptiste Tomi€147,400
92012€10,000111Laurent Polito€270,229Alex Bilokur€295,451
  €50,00064Dan Smith€962,925JC Alvarado€788,675
102013€10,000180Thomas Mühlöcker€390,700Daniel Negreanu€263,800
  €50,00050Vitaly Lunkin€771,300Erik Seidel€557,100
112014€10,000393Ihar Soika€747,200Jason Mercier€473,500
  €50,00077Olivier Busquet€896,434Daniel Colman€843,066
122015€10,000506Mustapha Kanit€738,759Kuljinder Sidhu€640,000
  €25,000152Martin Finger€865,900Mark Teltscher€586,500
  €50,00099Sylvain Loosli€1,224,000Dzmitry Urbanovich€841,500
€50,000 Super High Roller
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