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London and Luton weren’t the only places handing out big sums of cash to poker players over the weekend. There was a very healthy crowd on hand in Spain for WPT National Event Barcelona.
Although we had to wait a little longer than expected to find the new champion of Barcelona’s World Poker Tour National, poker pro and international business student Edu Garcia Freixa finally managed to leave Casino Barcelona with the Main Event’s title and a €50,000 first prize in his pocket.
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With half the 18 players who started Sunday’s scheduled finale eliminated within the first few levels, a late finish seemed unlikely, let alone a run over into Monday. But with thousands of euros on the line play got extremely cagey and a late night ensued.
It was the early hours of Monday morning when play eventually got heads up with Garcia Freixa up against close friend Josep Maria Galindo. The pair decided to call it a night and returned the following morning.
After the marathon on Sunday, the final two didn’t mess around on the resumption, getting it in after just 4 hands! Garcia collected the title and his biggest live score when his A10 held against Galindo’s A5.
ight after the final hand, García Freixa commented on his victory, saying that the final table was ” a crazy and very difficult [one]. Galindo and I are friends for over six years and we have shared a lot together. This made the heads-up extremely interesting.”
Final Table Payouts
|1||Edu García Freixa||€50,000|
|2||Josep María Galindo||€33,000|
|7||Mohammed El Mekssani||€6,400|