Ship it to Juan Pardo... two times. Spain's Pardo won not one, but two single-day High Rollers at the Barcelona Casino in Barcelona, Spain during the 2019 European Poker Tour. While everyone is talking about the 2020 PSPC to be held in Barcelona, the news about Pardo's dual victory got overlooked by the PSPC hype.
Pardo's final table included Gerard Pique, Michael Addamo, Japan's Hirokazu Kobayashi and Kazuhiko Yotsushika, Arturo Vidal from Chile, Ramin Hajiyev, Joao Vieira, and Mike Watson.
Pardo defeated Pique heads-up for the 25K High Roller title. Aussie pro Michael Addamo took third place.
Meanwhile, in the €50K single-day High Roller, 76 players took a shot and created a prize pool with €3.7 million. Only the top 11 players paid out.
Among the notables who got paid, but missed the final table, were Aussie pro Kahle Burns, Matt Moss, and Rui Ferreira.
The final table of eight included Steve O'Dwyer, Tim Adams, Luc Greenwood, Seth Davies, Juan Pardo, Chin Lim, Ali Imsirovic, and Laurynas Levinskas.
Two high-stakes Canucks were at the final table in Lucas Greenwood and Tim Adams. They were also in the presence of the great and wonderous Mango Man... Steve O'Dwyer.
Alas, Steve O hit the bricks in seventh place, which seems shocking to everyone involved. Once again, I buried the lede in this one because Steve O'Dwyer did NOT win a high roller title this time.
Tim Adams bowed out in sixth place, while Ali Imsirovic busted in fifth place. The other Canadian pro, LG, met his fate in fourth place.
Chin Wei Lim from Malaysia busted in third place, which set up a heads-up battle between Seth Davies and Juan Pardo.
The American was fighting a red-hot player on his home turf. Davies could not prevent back-to-back victories for Pardo.
For a runner-up finish, Davies earned €721K. Not too shabby, eh?
Juan Pardo binked the €50K for a cool €1,000,000. For two days of work, Pardo earned over €1.5 million.
2019 EPT Barcelona High Roller
Prize Pool: €3.7 million
Final Table Payouts:
1. Juan Pardo (Spain) €1,013,860
2. Seth Davies (USA) €720,760
3. Chin Wei Lim (Malaysia) €471,910
4. Luc Greenwood (Canada) €363,150
5. Ali Imsirovic (USA) €287,570
6. Timothy Adams (Canada) €224,890
7. Steve O'Dwyer (Ireland) €176,960
8. Laurynas Levinskas (Lithuania) €138,250