Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 6:35 pm

French pro Benjamin Pollak shipped the 2018 EPT Barcelona €50K High Roller for a score worth €979,000. The Single Day event attracted 69 entries. The final table also included Alex Foxen, Ryan Reiss, Jack Salter, Seth Davies, Jean-Noel Thorel, Mikalai Vaskaboinikau, Matthias Eibinger, and Jan-Eric Schwippert.

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Ship it to Pollak. And chalk up another win for France at the EPT Barcelona. Benjamin Pollak won a single-day High Roller for almost a cool million Euros at the Casino Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. Pollak banked €979,000 for winning the €50,000 buy-in High Roller.

This year's single day High Roller attracted a prize pool in excess of €3.3 million. A total of 69 entries were tallied up. That included 15 re-entries, or 15 additional bullets fired in this high balla affair.

The French finished 1-2 in the single-day High Roller. Benjamin Pollak defeated Jean-Noel Thorel heads-up for the title.

Jean-Noel Thorel earned a runner-up share worth €703K. Not too shabby, eh?

A trio of Americans went deep in this event. Alex Foxen placed the highest with a third-place finish. Foxen walked away with €457K. Ryan Riess's run ended in fourth place. The former WSOP Main Event champion banked nearly €345K. Seth Davies took sixth place for Seth Davies 207K.

Mikalai Vaskaboinikau went out in 5th place. It was sort of surprising to not see BadzMan at this final table. But it was Mikalai Vaskaboinikau who represented Belarusian this time around.

British pro Jack Salter busted in seventh place, which was worth €164K.

Jan-Eric Schwippert got knocked out in eighth place, and Matthias Eibinger was the first one out in ninth place.

Pollak banked €979,000 (or approximately $1.1 USD), which was a huge chunk out of the 3.3M prize pool. Outside of third place at the 2017 WSOP Main Event when he snagged $3.5M), this victory at Barcelona marked Pollak's second-biggest cash in his career.

Pollak exceeded $11M in tournament earnings (according to Hendon Mob).

EPT Barcelona Single Day High Roller

Buy-in: €50,000

Entrants: 69

Prize Pool: €3,347,190

Payouts: 9

 

Final Table Results:

1. Benjamin Pollak (France) €979,000

2. Jean-Noel Thorel (France) €703,000

3. Alex Foxen (USA) €456,900

4. Ryan Riess (USA) €344,700

5. Mikalai Vaskaboinikau (Belarus) €267,800

6. Seth Davies (USA) €207,500

7. Jack Salter (U.K.) €164,000

8. Jan-Eric Schwippert (Germany) €127,200

9. Matthias Eibinger (Austria) €97,090

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