Sunday 20th August, 2017

Fraser cashes in PokerStars’ biggest live tournament; Geilich 25th

By Mad Harper

MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has cashed in the largest-ever live tournament in PokerStars history. The Scottish pro made Day 3 of the €1,100 PokerStars National Championship in Barcelona, but was short-stacked and eventually bowed out in 105th place for €4,700 earlier today.


The  €7 million guarantee PokerStars Championship Barcelona Main Event starts tomorrow. We still have  rooms available if you want to take part in this epic event: full details here.


The PokerStars National Championship attracted a gigantic field of 4,557 entries and among others who ran deep today was Scotland’s Ludovic Geilich. He finished 25th for €17,510. There are currently some 23 players left including Belgian pro Bart Lybaert and LAPT champion Valdemar Kwaysser from Hungary.


MacIntyre, who started running MainEventTravel three years ago, has more than $600k in live poker winnings including a tremendous runner-up finish at EPT Madrid in 2012. He’s currently ranked #4 on Scotland’s all-time money list.  He made the money in three WSOP events this summer – including 237th out of a staggering 7,761 entries in the Millionaire Maker – and is planning to compete on Day 1a of the €7 million guaranteed PokerStars Championship Barcelona Main Event tomorrow.

 He said: "I'm happy to get another deep run in such a massive field, but obviously disappointed not to get a bit further!
I'm looking  forward to the main event now. Hopefully I can get another good run in that."

Among those competing in Barcelona will be Daniel Negreanu, ElkY, Fatima Moreira De Melo and Felipe 'Mojave' Ramos. Last year, Sebastian Malec, a 21-year-old from Poland, won €1,122,800 after qualifying online.


Other PokerStars events coming up include PokerStars Festival Uruguay September 16-23 and PokerStars Festival Dublin at the end of September. The next PokerStars Championship event after Barcelona will be PokerStars Championship Prague in December.

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