Francisco Benitez Secures Second 2022 EPT Barcelona Title; Wins €25,000 No Limit Hold’em


Francisco Benitez
Francisco Benitez has taken the 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour by storm. The Uruguayan poker player has gone back-to-back in high roller events by winning the €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em I for €341,565 following a heads-up ICM deal.

Benitez just recorded a victory in the €10,200 Mystery Bounty event, which concluded on August 9, and the very next day, he entered the €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em which ran from August 10-11, and emerged as the winner to claim another spadie trophy.

This high roller event attracted 50 entries to create a €1,200,500 prize pool, with the top seven finishers making the money.

“I feel very good. It’s an awesome, awesome start,” Benitez exclaimed following his second victory in back-to-back events.

He found himself making it all the way to the end of the tournament with fellow South American Petrone, and the two players agreed to an ICM deal which gave Petrone €306,705 for the runner-up finish.

“He’s my friend, and we talked about getting heads up together, ‘blah, blah, blah’, and (then we actually) did it.”

€25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

1 Francisco Benitez Uruguay €341,565*
2 Ramiro Petrone Argentina €306,705*
3 Paul Phua Malaysia €174,070
4 Artur Martirosian Russia €132,060
5 Pedro Garagnani Brazil €102,040
6 Erik Seidel United States €81,030
7 Timothy Adams Canada €63,030



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