A slightly under the weather John Juanda earned a payday exceeding €1 million as a result of his victory in the EPT 12 Barcelona Main Event early Monday morning local time. The first place effort places Juanda back in the top 10 all-time live poker tournament money winners with a total of over $16 million USD — including three 7-figure paydays — according to The Hendon Mob.
So fortunate to win #EPTBarcelona ME. Thank you for the support, everyone! It's an unbelievable feeling! Good night.— John Juanda (@LuckBoxJuanda) August 30, 2015
Bringing His “A” Game While Sick
The 44 year old native Indonesian who now lives in California had been battling what appeared to be a cold throughout the week in Spain. Live PokerStars TV streams showed Juanda donning a a filtered breathing mask early-on in the Main Event.
Despite not feeling his best physically, the five-time WSOP bracelet winner and former APT champion was able to battle through illness to outlast a record breaking field in the €5,300 buyin event.
Top 10 All Time
The Hendon Mob live tournament results database shows Juanda current at #10 all time, surpassing Jason Mercier, Brian Rast, and last year’s WSOP Main Event winner Martin Jacobson with his latest victory.
He is currently less than $1 million behind the 2010 WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel of Canada, while 14-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth remains more than $3 million ahead in the #8 slot.
PokerStars TV Final Table Telecast
Fans who wish to watch the action as it went down less than 24 hours ago can do so by checking out the EPT 12 Barcelona Main Event final table telecast directly on PokerStars TV.
The show is currently airing and features a “cards up” format for viewers to follow along with the commentary provided by James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton.
Next Up: EPT Malta in October
The next stop in the 12th season of the European Poker Tour is Malta, which will boast several high roller events from October 20-31.
Watch “cards up” EPT 12 Barcelona Main Event final table action now on PokerStars.tv