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EPT Barcelona: Portugal’s Rui Ferreira Champions €10,300 High Roller (€767,750)

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  • RUPAM THAKUR August 22, 2022
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Portugal`s Rui Ferreira (cover image) towered over a massive 530-entry field in the €10,300 EPT High Roller at the 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona Casino European Poker Tour to win his maiden live title and a career-best €767,750 (~$772,454)!

The Polarize Poker coach struck a three-way ICM deal with Germany’s Stefan Schillhabel (2nd for €698,570) and Hungary’s Laszlo Molnar (3rd for €528,310) before lifting the prestigious EPT spadie trophy!

Better known for his online exploits under the moniker “RuiNF,” Rui Ferreira has over $23 Million in online tournament winnings, including an impressive five SCOOP titles. According to his Hendon Mob profile, the High Roller score pushed him past $2 Million in live tournament earnings.

After the win, Ferreira said that he felt “absolutely normal” before revealing that he was “excited.”

He also said, “I played one hand at a time, and it came my way. I just played one hand at a time.”

As for clinching his first live tournament title, Ferreira said, “When it was happening, it happened.”

On the last hand of the tournament, Stefan Schillhabel limped in from the small blind with before Rui Ferreira moved all in from the big blind with . Schillhabel was the short stack and called putting his tournament life on the line. The board gave Ferreira a rivered pair of queens for the win.

The massive field helped generate a very appetizing €5,141,000 prize pool, and the top 79 places got paid with min-cash worth at least €17,020.

Among the notables who crossed the money line were Andre Akkari (17th for €50,740), Ognyan Dimov (19th for €44,110), Stephen Chidwick (23rd for €38,350), Lukas Zaskodny (29th for €29,000), Leo Margets (46th for €21,900), Nacho Barbero (47th for €21,900), Mike Watson (56th for €19,020), Eelis Parssinen (58th for €19,020), Ben Diebold (71st for €19,020), and Dan Smith (75th for €17,020).

Rui Ferreira
Rui Ferreira


Final Table Results (EURO)

  1. Rui Ferreira – €767,750*
  2. Stefan Schillhabel – €698,570*
  3. Laszlo Molnar – €528,310*
  4. Ehsan Amiri – €3,30,670
  5. Daewoong Song – €2,54,380
  6. Johannes Straver – €1,95,670
  7. Kyriakos Papadopoulos – €1,50,530
  8. Damian Salas – €1,15,780
  9. Lander Lijo – € 96,500

*denotes a three-way deal


Content & Images Courtesy: PokerStars & PokerNews

Cover Image Courtesy: Tomas Stacha

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