About three weeks ago we made a bold prediction (not really) that the Main Event at EPT Barcelona will be a record-breaking event, which has now been confirmed. Late registrations and single re-entries were open until the start of Day 2, so the final tally is 2,294 entries in the €5,300 EPT Main Event!
It totally smashed the previous record of 1,988 entries from 2019 and this wasn’t the only record-breaking event in Barcelona. Estrelllas Poker Tour Main Event that finished earlier this week saw 6,313 entries and is now the largest live poker tournament in EPT history.
Top 10 EPT Main Events
|1||2022||EPT Barcelona Main Event||€5,000||2,249||€11,125,900||Giuliano Bendinelli||Italy||€1,491,133|
|2||2019||EPT Barcelona Main Event||€5,000||1,988||€9,641,800||Simon Brandstrom||Sweden||€1,290,166|
|3||2018||EPT Barcelona Main Event||€5,000||1,931||€9,365,350||Piotr Nurzynski||Poland||€1,037,109|
|4||2016||EPT Barcelona Main Event||€5,000||1,785||€8,925,000||Sebastian Malec||Poland||€1,122,800|
|5||2015||EPT Barcelona Main Event||€5,000||1,694||€8,215,900||John Juanda||Indonesia||€1,022,593|
|6||2017||PokerStars Championship Barcelona||€5,000||1,682||€8,157,700||Sebastian Sorensson||Sweden||€987,043|
|7||2011||PCA Main Event||$10,000||1,560||$15,132,000||Galen Hall||US||$2,300,000|
|8||2010||PCA Main Event||$10,000||1,529||$14,831,300||Harrison Gimbel||US||$2,200,000|
|9||2014||EPT Barcelona Main Event||€5,000||1,496||€7,255,600||Andre Lettau||Germany||€794,058|
|10||2009||PCA Main Event||$10,000||1,347||$12,674,000||Poorya Nazari||Canada||$3,000,000|
"The record field here in Barcelona shows just how strong the PokerStars live poker offering continues to be, even after the coronavirus pandemic," said Toby Stone, EPT Tournament director to PokerNews. "The team behind the scenes put in a huge amount of effort to ensure these events run smoothly and players get the best experience possible."
Prize pool for this year’s event is at €11,470,000, with €1,714,000 to be reserved for the winner. 327 players will receive at least €8,860.
Day 2 is on the way in Barcelona with more than 500 players left. 6 levels will be played for a total of 12 hours of play. Watch the live stream down below.
2022 EPT Barcelona Main Event Payouts