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Buy-In: $11,426 + $428
Prize Pool: $5,580,759
Entrants: 479

PokerStars EPT Barcelona Main Event

  • Sep 04, '09 - Sep 09, '09


Updates on Final Day (Sep 09, 09)


Back for Heads-Up Final

The two final players have returned from dinner break. Be sure to watch the action live on the EPT Live video feed.

Chip Counts:

Carter Phillips: 9,770,000
Marc Goodwin: 4,605,000


Dinner Break

There will now be an hour for dinner. Heads-up play will then continue and we will soon have our EPT Barcelona 2009 champion.


Chip Count Update

Carter Phillips: 9,015,000
Marc Goodwin: 5,370,000


Santiago Terrazas Eliminated in Third Place (€300,000)

Santiago TerrazasSantiago Terrazas is all in for 1.8 million in chips on KHeart Suit 4Club Suit 2Club Suit.

Marc Goodwin paces around the floor and the crowd starts to explode with Brits and Spaniards. He then points at Terrazas and says, “Call the clock” in memory of the big hand yesterday Goodwin was involved in with Carter Phillips where Terazzas called time. Terrazas laughs and then Goodwin spins around and says, “Call”. He flops over KSpade Suit JClub Suit and Terrazas shows 8Club Suit 5Club Suit for the flush draw.

The turn is the 5Spade Suit and the river is the 4Spade Suit.

Goodwin takes the 4,620,000 pot down and Terazzas is eliminated in third place for €300,000.

We are now heads up, but there will first be a break of about 10 minutes.

Player Tags: Santiago Terrazas,   Marc Goodwin

Mihai Manole Eliminated in Fourth Place (€250,000)

Mihai ManoleMarc Goodwin raised to 290,000 and Mihai Manole reraised all in. Goodwin called and they flipped up their cards:

Manole: AClub Suit10Club Suit
Goodwin: ADiamond Suit9Spade Suit

Board: KHeart Suit5Spade Suit2Spade SuitKSpade Suit4Spade Suit

Goodwin hit the flush on the river and Manole took home €250,000 in prize money for his fourth-place finish.

Player Tags: Marc Goodwin,   Mihai Manole

Player Bio -- Marc Goodwin

Provided by PokerStars:

Seat 8: Marc Goodwin, 49, from Birmingham, UK – 3,100,000 chips

Goodwin is one of the best-known players in the UK with a poker career going back nearly two decades. His live tournament earnings amount to over $1.4 million. A former double glazing window salesman, Goodwin turned pro after finishing third in the Monte Carlo Millions in 2005 for $325,000. He has had numerous successes since then and in 2008 won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Manchester tournament for £90,420. He has played numerous EPTs and has cashed three times – in Baden, Dublin and London. However making the final table in Barcelona is his best EPT result to date. Marc is in the top 25 of the all-time money list for English poker players.


Player Bio -- Carter Phillips

Provided by PokerStars:

Seat 5: Carter Phillips, 20, Charlotte, North Carolina – PokerStars qualifier – 7,230,000

Former student Phillips has appeared regularly on the EPT since going deep in both San Remo and Monte Carlo last year, busting within sight of the bubble. Barcelona will be his biggest live cash, topping the €29,500 won earlier this month, chopping a €1,000 side event prior to EPT Barcelona. He also narrowly missed a Latin American Poker Tour event final table, busting in tenth place in Vina Del Mar last January. Those results, and his performance this week, demonstrate a development from online player, username “Bdybldngpkr,” to live tournaments. In the ten months spent playing full time, Phillips has competed among the best in the game. “Online you play against the same people and get a feel for how they play,” he said. “Ninety per cent of them might play full time. In EPTs there’s a mix of pros and recreational players. But I approach it the same way.”


Asa Smith Eliminated in Fifth Place (€200,000)

Asa Smith
Asa Smith is all in for 620,000 with AHeart Suit 3Club Suit and Carter Phillips calls with AClub Suit 5Heart Suit.

The board falls 6Club Suit 5Diamond Suit 2Spade Suit 7Spade Suit 9Spade Suit and the five is enough to send Smith to the rail.

He goes out in fifth place for €200,000.

Player Tags: Asa Smith

Break Time

Players are now on a 10 minute break.


Two Double Ups

The double ups have set in once again. Here are the last two doubles ups:

Asa Smith moved all in preflop for 320,000 and Carter Phillips made the call. Their cards:

Phillips: 5Spade Suit5Diamond Suit
Smith: KHeart Suit10Heart Suit

Board: AHeart Suit6Diamond Suit5Heart Suit3Heart SuitQClub Suit

Smith doubles up on the hand to survive.

On the next hand Marc Goodwin opened the action with a raised and Mihai Manole reraised all in for 535,000. Goodwin called and they flipped up their cards:

Manole: AClub Suit3Diamond Suit
Phillips: AHeart SuitKSpade Suit

Board: AClub Suit3Club Suit7Club SuitJHeart Suit6Diamond Suit

Manole doubled up and action continued five handed.

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