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Lundmark Hits Mark at EPT Barcelona

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Feb 01, 2011


Kent Lundmark became the champion of the biggest poker tournament ever held in Spain at the end of November when he took down the PokerStars €5,300 buy-in European Poker Tour main event in Barcelona for a healthy payday of €825,000. The 22-year-old topped a massive field of 758 players to become the sixth Swedish EPT champion. Being a Swede, Lundmark was one of the minority groups in attendance. The host country, Spain, dominated the field with 16 percent of the players, followed by France and Italy with 9 percent each. Germany followed suit with 8 percent, and although usually quite popular stateside, only 5 percent of the field was American. However there was a reason for this — turkey. This year’s EPT Barcelona fell slap bang in the middle of the Thanksgiving holidays. Despite this, the event attracted 280 more players than last year, creating a prize pool of €3,790,000. ...

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