Sebastian Ruthenberg won the first EPT tournament of the season in Barcelona. He defeated 618 other poker players in the tournament, and won heads-up against Fintan Gavin, this heads-up was very short. He took home $1,360,100 in first prize money.
Sebastian Ruthenberg was sponsored by Pokerstars and Fintan Gavin was a Pokerstars qualifyer. Ruthenberg started the final table as chipleader and he made it all the way.
He won the German Open in Poker 2006 and from there he just played better and better. He also came third in ETP in Dortmund, Germany. Sebastian Ruthenberg won a World Series Of Poker braclet in June at the Seven Card Stud-tournament aswell.
There were 619 poker players in the starting field, with a buy-in of $8,000, it became a record in prize money with $4, 952,000. Next tournament on the European Poker Tour will be in London, starting at October 1. Buy-in to this tournament is $5,200+$200. We´ll come back with results later.