Dan Smith wins EPT Barcelona Super High Roller

Dan Smith wins EPT Barcelona Super High Roller

Monday, 20 August 2012

Dan Smith has won the first €50k Super High Roller of the new European Poker Tour season in Barcelona. The American is no stranger to success on the EPT with a trio of victories in $5k events at the Grand Final earlier this year.

55 players plus nine reloads meant a prize pool of just north of €3m with Smith walking away with just under €1m of the booty after beating a stacked final table that includes such luminaries as Brit Talal Shakerchi, Erik Seidel, Mike 'Timex' McDonald and online legend Ilari Sahamies.

After Mike Watson departed in third place, Smith, who was holding a 5 to 3 chip lead, agreed a chop with JC Alvarado which saw him guaranteed €862,925 and the Mexican €788,675. Smith worked his way into a healthy chip leads and sealed the extra €100k and the Shambala bracelet coming from behind with AK to beat Alvarado's KK.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:
1st Dan Smith €962,925*
2nd JC Alvarado €788,675*
3rd Mike Watson €399,500
4th Ilari Sahamies €291,900
5th Mike McDonald €215,100
6th Erik Seidel €153,600
7th Talal Shakerchi €138,300
8th Jim McCrink €122,960

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Tags: EPT, Dan Smith, JC Alvarado, Mike Watson, Ilari Sahamies, Mike McDonald, Erik Seidel