The Team PokerStars Ambassadors have been mob-handed at EPT Barcelona this week, and Thursday seemed to be the day on which the Red Spade really came to the fore.
Both Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot and Jennifer Shahade made the final day of the €3,000 Mystery Bounty tournament, which finishes today and has €326,792 up top. Meanwhile, Mason “Pyeface” Pye is in the last three of the €500 HORSE, which needed an extra day to play to its conclusion. Pye has already locked up €7,720, which is his biggest live tournament cash, and there’s €17,290 on the line for the winner.
All of those players will return today to chase the spadie trophy and the significant prize money.
Alejandro “Papo MC” Lococo (pictured above), on the other hand, can be forgiven if he wants a day off. He put in the hard work last night to take down the latest €1K Hyper Turbo Freezeout, which banked him €63,880.
Lococo, previously best known as an Argentinian rapper, burst onto the tournament poker scene a couple of years ago, and he seems fully formed as an absolutely excellent player. His documented tournament winnings already tops €2.17 million, and he’s already been to the final table of the World Series Main Event and won the Eureka Main Event at EPT Prague.
Those two successes earned him $1.225 million and €417,820, respectively, and he put together another WSOP deep run this year, busting in 39th this time. Wherever Papo goes, he seems to succeed.
Here’s a quick run down of PokerStars Ambassadors’ successes at EPT Barcelona so far:
1st – €1,100 Hyper Turbo – €63,880
264th – €5,300 EPT Main Event – €10,060
39th – €2,100 NLH Hyper Turbo – Freezeout – €1,770
22nd of 23 on Day 3 of €3K Mystery Bounty — STILL LIVE
Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot
8th of 23 on Day 3 of €3K Mystery Bounty — STILL LIVE
Ben “Spraggy” Spragg
195th – €5,300 EPT Main Event – €11,730
Winner True Geordie: The Showdown – £5,300 EPT London Main Event seat
73rd – €1,100 Estrellas Main Event – €9,110
82nd – €1,100 Estrellas Main Event – €9,110
394th – €1,100 Estrellas Main Event – €3,600
9th – €2,200 Estrellas High Roller – €57,490
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