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Buy-In: $11,726 + $366
Prize Pool: $7,030,606
Entrants: 619

EPT Barcelona Main Event

  • Sep 10, '08 - Sep 14, '08


Updates on Final Day (Sep 14, 08)


Sebastian Ruthenberg Wins the 2008 EPT Barcelona Open (€1,361,000)

On the third hand of heads-up play Fintan Gavin moved all in preflop and Sebastian Ruthenberg made the call. They then turned over their hole cards:

Gavin: 74
Ruthenberg: K9

Board: A72K8

Gavin was eliminated in second place, and he took home €792,000 in prize money. Ruthenberg won the tournament, as well as €1,361,000 and his first EPT title.

Stay tuned for winner's picture and the final-table recap.

And, if you're looking for more coverage, check out Card Player's live updates from day 1 at the WPT Borgata Poker Open, happening right now.


Heads Up Chip Counts

Sebastian Ruthenberg: 5,050,000
Fintan Gavin: 1,180,000


Davidi Kitai Eliminated in Third Place (€455,000)

Davidi Kitai moved all in with AQ and Sebastin Ruthenberg called him down with pocket fours. The board rolled out J76K2 and Kitai's deep run in the tournament was over.

Kitai was eliminated in third place, and the Bellgium player earned €455,000. This impressive finish comes one year after he placed 11th in this event during season four on the EPT.

Player Tags: Davidi Kitai

EPT Live Video Feed

Make sure to check out the EPT Live video feed that is broadcasting the entire final table live on Card Player. Here is the link:

EPT Live Video


Tag Team Back Again

The players are back once again.


Another Break?

The players just left the table for another 10-minue break. It was unclear if this was due to a tape change or at thier request.


Player Profile: Sebastian Ruthenberg

Sebastian Ruthenberg

After completing studies as an IT specialist, Sebastian Ruthenberg did not take the career path his schooling pointed to. Instead, he became a professional poker player. The young German pro earned his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the 2008 $10,000 World Championship seven-card stud eight-or-better event. It was the first of its kind to boast more than a $1 million prize pool. After beating a field of 261 players, including heads-up opponent Chris Ferguson, Ruthenberg took home nearly $329,000 for first place.

On the EPT side of things, Ruthenberg turned heads with two final table appearances. In the 2007 Dortmund Championship, Ruthenberg pocketed $288,000 for a third-place finish. Later that year, he finished tenth in the Baden Classic, goof for another $50,000.

Player Tags: Sebastian Ruthenberg

Back in the Saddle

The final three players are back, and cards are in the air once again after a longer than expected break.


Break Time

The players are on a 10-minute break.


Internet Difficulties

More details from the final three will be available as the internet allows.

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