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The latest World Series of Poker Europe big winner grabbed the Grand Prize and more than €1 million

The latest World Series of Poker Europe big winner grabbed the Grand Prize and more than €1 million

A player from Spain participated in the famous WSOPE tournament. He did this like thousands of poker players who competed against each other with the expectation to take home their part of the winnings. The supporting factors are: to have the willing and ability to succeed.

The recent Main Event of the World Series of Poker Europe occured and the big winner took home the impressive €1,1 million after a qualification for only €220.


Marti Roca De Torres is the name of the lucky winner from the WSOPE Main Event. He took home the Grand Prize and the massive amount of more than €1 million


De Torres competed in a competing match on 888Poker and qualified to participate in the WSOPE tournament this year. At first his qualification was for the €10,350 buy-in Main Event and soon after that he became the ultimate winner and asked the top prize.

More than 500 participants including the champion, Kevin MacPhee were waiting to become number one at the final table of the event. De Torres did not imitate any famous player, he had enormous will to succeed and played his way to the first place.

Here are some other interesting facts about the competition: The finalist on the 6th place Maria Ho was the first woman WSOPE Main Event winner. Other famous names of the participants in the tournament are Niall Farrell and Jack Salter. They were playing for the win as well, but could not beat the Spanish player.

Prize Money

The top 8 players from the WSOPE Main Event are as follows:

  • First place – Marti Roca De Torres - €1,115,207 in prize money
  • Second place - Gianluca Speranza – €689,246 in prize money
  • Third place - Mathijs Jonkers – €476,585 in prize money
  • Fourth place - Robert Bickley – €335,089 in prize money
  • Fifth place - Niall Farrell – €239,639 in prize money
  • Sixth place - Maria Ho – €174,365 in prize money
  • Seventh place - Jack Salter – €129,121 in prize money
  • Eighth place - Luis Rodrigues – €97,344 in prize money

De Torres comes from the beautiful Catalonia, in Spain. His original job is a teacher in Economics. After he won the Grand prize he took the capital decision to change his job and become a full-time poker player. Another great event in his life that needs celebrating is the recent arrival of his second child!

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