Our third 888Live Festival had been a roaring success with over 30 nationalities taking place so far. The Opening Event attracted 720 entries. The first event has come to an end here at the 2017 888Live Poker Festival Barcelona!

It all kicked off on May 12 at the Casino Barcelona in the €200+20 Opening Event, crushing the €100K guarantee to create a prize pool of €138,240 with the top 81 spots reaching the money.

After an action-filled first three days, we were down to nine players. Within 10 minutes, they shook hands and called it a night. It was a friendly way to end an event that attracted to recreational players out for a good game with a decent return on their buy-in.

Opening Event Final Table Results

Alejandro Vazquez Gomez, who had the chip lead at the time walked away with the most money and the trophy.

Here are the final table results: -

1. Alejandro Vazquez Gomez - Spain - 11,775*
2. Fernando Ortola Ferragud - Spain - 11,735*
3. Eduard Munoz Martin - Spain - 10,820*
4. Sergio Manuel Martinez Pascual - Spain - 9,950*
5. Juan Font Espina - Spain - 9,775*
6. Ivan Olivas Uliaque - Spain - 9,315*
7. Angel Callen Mozos - Spain - 7,495*
8. Andre Filipe Quelhas - Portugal - 6,870*
9. Joachim Lob - Switzerland - 6,700*

*reflects ICM deal of the last nine players

888Live Barcelona Side Events

The €100+10 "The Breeze" Side Event attracted 210 entries with four players bagging up on Day 2. On Day 2, it was all over within less than 35 minutes, with Antonio Perez Vico Barba emerging victorious to take home the top prize of €4,870.

In the €45+5 High Noon Turbo Event, 121 entries fought for a piece of the €5,228 prize pool. Hector Germino Cabus Maseda (€1,202) and Ivan Arcos Alba (€1,186) took home the biggest slice of the pie.

888Live Barcelona Upcoming Events

Unlike the Opening Event, the High Roller will attract almost only pros - ensuring that this festival will prove to be all things to all players.

On the other hand, the Main Event – set to kick off on May 18 - is destined to be filled with a mix of both pros and recreational players.

And with a €500K guarantee, there will be plenty to go round.

See you on the felts!

About the Author
Hyacinth Swanson is a part-time live and online poker player who enjoys writing and editing poker content. She currently runs marketing firm PurpleGob.com.
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