EPT Crowns Its First Portuguese Champion
November 20, 2021
The European Poker Tour Warsaw Main Event concluded yesterday with Jo?o Barbosa hoisting the EPT trophy. Along with the classic spade shaped trophy, Barbosa also earned EUR367,140 and the honor of being the first EPT champion ever to come out of Portugal.

As if that weren't enough for any aspiring poker player, Barbosa won the event on November 19th, the day of his 26th birthday. EUR367,140 euros comes to about $460,000 American, how's that for a birthday gift?

It was by no means an easy feat taking down the EPT Warsaw title. Before earning the money Barbosa had to survive 216 tough opponents and a final table that included Team PokerStars Pro Dario Minieri, and former EPT champion (EPT Prague) Arnaud Mattern. His final opponent was Nico Behling, who he finally eliminated when his Ace-ten held up over Behling's Jack-seven. For second place Behling earned EUR205,270.

The final table finish positions for the EPT Polish Open were as follows:

1st. Jo?o Barbosa- EUR367,141
2nd. Nico Behling- EUR205,270
3rd. Dario Minieri- EUR123,162
4th. Atanas Gueorguiev- EUR87,973
5th. Arnaud Mattern- EUR72,724
6th. Sergey Shcherbatskiy- EUR57,476
7th. Andrea Benelli- EUR45,745
8th. Ludovic Lacay- EUR32,843
9th. Michael Muheim- EUR21,114

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Story by Mark Anderson
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