A former teacher from Spain win the WSOPE Main Event.
Marti Roca De Torres
It looked a bit like a runner for Marti Roca De Torres when he threw Niall Farrell and Maria Ho out in the same hand at the start of the final table and bagged two-thirds of the chips in the game. After that, however, one of the longer final rounds of recent years, in which the chip lead changed hands several times between the last remaining players developed.
But in the end it was enough, and the former economics teacher, in the style of Chris Moneymaker, turned a small satellite success into a prize that turns his life upside down. For only $ 220, the Spaniard had previously qualified for WSOP Main Sponsor 888poker for the tournament, which was actually € 10,000 as a buy-in due.
“For a moment I thought I’d done it, then it looked impossible for a moment, but then I could improve my stack hand-for-hand again, focusing on each one instead of thinking about what That was not the right mindset before. ”
The timing of the triumph could not be better for De Torres, as his partner is expecting the second child.
A total of 529 entries were made at the WSOPE Main Event this year, so that with the guaranteed prize pool of € 5 million the main prize of at least € 1,000,000 for the winner was easily achieved. Best German in the tournament was Rainer Kempe with # 22 for € 31,337.
Marti Roca de Torres: Für einen Moment dachte ich schon, ich hätte es geschafft. Dann sah es für einen Moment wieder unmöglich aus. Im Anschluss konnte ich meinen Stack aber erneut Hand für Hand verbessern. Ich habe mich auf die einzelnen Hände konzentriert, statt darüber nachzudenken, was sein könnte. Das war zuvor nicht die richtige Denkweise.”
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