Tom Middleton Wins European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event
26-Year-Old British Poker Pro Tops Field of 1,234 To Win €942,000
Britain’s Tom Middleton has emerged victorious in the 2013 European Poker Tour Barcelona €5,300 no-limit hold’em main event, topping a field of 1,234 to earn €942,000 ($1,241,650) and 1,920 Card Player Player of the Year points. The 26-year-old poker pro from Leeds now sits in 29th place in the overall POY standings as a result.
With this win Middleton increased his lifetime live and online combined tournament winnings to more than $3 million dollars. Known as “hitthehole” online, Middleton has nearly $1.2 million in internet winnings alone. This was Middleton’s 12th career title, with his largest prior victory coming in a $5,000 event at the 2012 Fallsview Poker Classic for $304,980.
This time around Middleton defeated Finnish poker pro Kimmo Kurko heads-up for the title and the lion’s share of the €5,984,900 ($7,888,697) prize pool. Kurko took home €750,000 ($988,575) as a result of a deal the two made during heads-up play, as well as 1,600 POY points for his strong showing. With one prior final table finish under his belt this year the Finn has climbed to 30th place in the POY rankings.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:
Photos courtesy of PokerStars / Neil Stoddart.
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