A fantastic week of poker came to an end in the early hours of August 28, 2014, as Andre Lettau defeated Samuel Phillips in the heads up of the EPT 100 Barcelona Main Event.
The final table lasted for a gruelling 15 hours, a staggering 6 hours of which was played mano a mano between Phillips and Lettau!
Lettau started the heads up with a commanding chiplead over Phillips, but the very first hand of heads up saw Phillips double his 15 BB stack with AA vs Lettau’s A6.
This kicked off a 6 hour rollercoaster that saw the chiplead swing from one player to the other several times.
As a side remark we should also mention that the players made a deal to divvy up the prize money when there were 3 players left in the tournament.
Phillips, who was a huge chipleader at the moment the deal was made, secured himself 1,021,275; Lettau who was second in chips was guaranteed 704,058 and Hossein Ensan who had the smallest stack at the moment of deal was guaranteed 652,667.
The deal also set aside 90,000 for whichever player would eventually win.
It must be said that Phillips and Ensan certainly got the best of this deal, Ensan finished third and without the deal his payout would have been much smaller.
The same goes for Phillips who got a lot more than the second place would have netted otherwise.
Lettau later added 90,000 to his guaranteed sum to make his final win 794,058. Although Samuel Phillips took home more money, Lettau now has an EPT main event trophy from one of the biggest and baddest EPT’s ever held.
In an interesting twist Lettau, informed Joe Stapleton during his winner’s interview that the title didn’t interest him at all, and during the 6 hour heads up he had his mind purely on the money!
In addition to the Main Event, the entire EPT 100 festival was a huge success, several attendance records were broken which in turn created massive prizepools – naturally attracting the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of the planet’s poker elite.
PokerStars.com did a great job of combining the Spanish Estrellas poker tour events with the EPT 100 festival, which created a perfect poker environment where every player had an affordable chance of playing some Poker.
Beginners could take go in for the satellite tournaments and side events for only a few hundred Euros and high rollers had their 10,000 buy ins and even a 50,000 super high roller tournament with unlimited rebuys.