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The 100th stop of the European Poker Tour has kicked off with a bang, as Olivier Busquet topped an elite, record-breaking field of competitors in the EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller.
Busquet fired one bullet in the unlimited reentry event and finished in first place from a field of 77. For the feat, Busquet earned the second live tournament victory of his career and scored himself a whopping €896,434.
To claim victory, Busquet had to defeat his good friend and winner of the 2014 World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop, Daniel Colman. Colman has had an amazing year on the live felt, and finished with another super impressive result by earning €843,066 — the two made a heads-up deal to alter the payouts.
To say that today's was all Busquet's would be an understatement. He came from behind with the against Sven Reichardt's in a miraculous runner-runner double up that vaulted him into second place. And then from there, he was basically an unstoppable force.
Busquet had two aces when Dan Shak decided to jam the , and then he again had pocket rockets when Morten Klein shoved the . After getting down to heads-up play with Colman, Busquet pulled off a timely bluff-shove on the river with five high, and then he made a full house versus Colman's trips to scoop another big one.
It was definitely Busquet's tournament to win.
On the final hand, Colman limp-shoved his short stack preflop with big slick, but couldn't hold up against Busquet's after a queen hit the turn. Despite the "loss" for Colman, he earned another big score to add to his 2014 yearly earnings of $18,492,964.
For the victory, the heads-up-sit-n-go-playing, televised-poker-commentating Busquet scored the largest payday of his career and moved to nearly $5.9 million in live tournament earnings. Congratulations to him and all the winners, but things aren't over from Barcelona.
Final Table Results
*Denotes a heads-up deal.
The action starts right back up tomorrow with the EPT Barcelona Main Event. Some have hinted that this will be the largest EPT event outside of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in history, so it's one you surely won't want to miss. Things kick off at 12 p.m. local time.
Hand #139: Daniel Colman limped from the button with the , and then Olivier Busquet raised to 400,000 with the . Colman reraised all in for 2.105 million, and Busquet quickly called.
The flop came down to keep Colman in front, but the fell on the turn to put Busquet in the lead. That meant without an ace or a king on the river, Colman would be eliminated in second place.
The river completed the board with the , and Colman finished runner-up, taking home €843,066. Busquet won €896,434 for the victory.
Hand #134: Olivier Busquet on the button limped in with , and Daniel Colman checked with .
on the flop and both players checked. The on the turn hit Colman, and he bet 225,000. Busquet folded instantly.
Hand #135: Daniel Colman on the button with and Olivier Busquet with saw a flop of . Both players checked. The on the turn made Busquet check again, and Colman took it down with a 225,000 bet.
Hand #136: Olivier Busquet limped the button with , and Colman checked with . Colman checked on , and folded after Busquet bet out 200,000.
Hand #137: Daniel Colman opened with queen-four, but folded as Busquet pushed all in with ace-king.
Hand #138: Busquet limped in with and Colman checked with . Both players checked the board and Busquet took it down.
Hand #127-128: Unknown action.
Hand #129: On the button, Daniel Colman raised to 325,000 with the . Olivier Busquet called from the big blind with the , and the flop came down paired with the . Busquet checked, Colman bet, and Busquet called.
The turn was the , and Busquet checked. Colman fired one million, and Busquet folded.
Hand #130: Busquet raised on the button with the to 325,000, and Colman called with the . The flop came down , and both players quickly checked to see the land on the turn.
Colman bet 500,000, and Busquet called.
The river was the , and Colman bet 1.5 million. Busquet quickly folded, and Colman won the pot.
Hand #131: Colman with the and Busquet with the saw the flop come down . Both checked, and then checked the turn card to see the land on the river. Busquet bet 500,000 first to act, and Colman called. Busquet won the pot with a pair of kings.
Hand #132: Busquet raised to 325,000 with the , and Colman fired back with a reraise to 950,000 with the . Busquet moved all in, and Colman folded.
Hand #133: Colman raised to 325,000 on the button with the , and Busquet called with the . The flop came down , and Busquet check-called a bet of 350,000 to see the land on the turn. Busquet checked, and Colman fired again, this time for one million. Busquet called.
The river completed the board with the , and Busquet checked, setting the trap. Colman bet 2.4 million — just about half his remaining stack — and then Busquet check-raised all in. Colman gave it some thought, then folded, and Busquet won the pot.
Busquet showed his hand.
Hand #118: Busquet opened the button for 325,000 with , and Daniel Colman made the call with . Both players checked on , and so did they on the -turn and -river. Busquet took it down with his two pair.
Hand #119: Olivier Busquet gave Daniel Colman a walk.
Hand #120: Daniel Colman opened the button for and Busquet made the call with . Both players checked the entire board, and the two friends chopped the pot.
Hand #121: Olivier Busquet opened the button with for 325,000. Colman made the call with and the flop appeared. Colman check-called a 350,000 bet.
The made both players check, and the fell on the river. Colman, with his rivered king, bet out a million. Busquet thought about it for some time, but folded eventually.
Hand #122: Daniel Colman opened for 325,000 with , and Busquet made the call with . on the flop and both players checked.
The hit the turn and Busquet bet out 500,000. Colman made the call with his open ended and flush draw. The on the river missed both, and Busquet bet out a hefty 1.4 million. Colman instantly folded.
Hand #123: Olivier Busquet folded his button, giving Colman the walk.
Hand #124: Daniel Colman opened and Olivier Busquet folded his big blind.
Hand #125: Olivier Busquet opened to 325,000 with , and Daniel Colman folded.
Hand #126: Daniel Colman opened the button with for 325,000. Olivier Busquet made the call with .
The flop came and both players checked. The same happened on the on the turn. The fell on the river and with his rivered pair, Busquet checked. Colman bet out 500,000 and Busquet folded.
Hand #111: Olivier Busquet gave Daniel Colman a walk.
Hand #112: Colman gave Busquet a walk.
Hands #115: Unknown action.
Hands #116: Colman had the button and raised to 325,000 with the . Busquet reraised with the to 850,000, and Colman called to see the flop come down . Busquet checked, and Colman checked behind.
The turn paired the board with the and gave Colman trips. Busquet checked, and Colman fired 725,000. Busquet called, and the river completed the board with the . After Busquet checked, Colman moved all in for 3.38 million into a pot of 3.19 million. Busquet tanked for a bit, and then folded, giving Colman the pot.
Colman showed Busquet the hand.
Hand #117: The two saw a flop of with Busquet holding the on the button and Colman the from the big blind. Both players checked to see the land on the turn, and that's where they checked again.
With the pot remaining at 690,000, the river was the . Both checked again. Busquet showed his winning two pair and took down the pot.
The players are now on a break.
Hand #104: Olivier Busquet opened the button to 260,000 with , and Daniel Colman made the call with .
Both players checked on and the -turn. The fell on the river, and Busquet took it down with a bet in position.
Hand #105: Daniel Colman opened the button with and Busquet folded.
Hand #106: Olivier Busquet raised to 260,000 with and Colman made the call with the .
on the flop and Colman check-called a 300,000 bet. The on the turn made Colman bet out 900,000 into 1,160,000. Busquet couldn't call and mucked the best hand.
Hand #107: Colman opened the button with and Busquet made the call with . Busquet check called a 300,000 bet on , and the fell on the turn. Both players checked.
The fell on the river and Busquet motioned to making a bet, Colman folded before the chips hit the felt.
Hand #108: Busquet opened the button with and Colman made the call with . Colman flopped top pair on and check called a 300,000 c-bet from Busquet.
The fell on the turn and both players checked. The completed the board, and Colman bet 1 million into 1,160,000. Busquet had nothing and folded quickly.
Hand #108: Colman opened the button and Busquet gave up.
Hand #109: Busquet folded his button and gave Colman a walk.
Hand #110: In the last hand before the break, Colman opened his button and Busquet folded.