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Ricardo Antunes Captures 888Live Local Lisbon; Vienna Up Next
Over 200 players took part in the Portuguese leg of the 888poker Live Local series at Casino Estoril this past weekend.
It was the sixth event of the popular Live Local series, this time on the outskirts of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.
As with the previous event in Marbella, Spain, more than 200 players registered for the main event.
This meant that the €40,000 prize pool the casino expected was slightly superseded and amounted to €41,904.
Antunes Scoops €10k, Locals Take Top 3
Thirty-four of the 216 players who went on to play the 2-day event qualified online on 888poker - some possibly for as little as one cent.
Twenty-six of them made it into the money and earned a minimum of €482.
In the end three local players fought for the title with Ricardo Antunes getting the better of Manuel Borges and Sergion Bacala.
Antunes, a regular at the cash-game tables in the Lisbon area, earned himself a check for €9,449 and the priceless feeling of winning an international live poker tournament.
Top three payouts:
1. Ricardo Antunes - €9,449
2. Manuel Borges - €6,369
3. Sergion Bacala - €4,568
The event finished late on Sunday and the team only had a week to relocate to the city secretly known as the poker capital of Europe – Vienna, Austria.
On to Vienna for Stop #7
This weekend 888poker Live Local moves to the spot where all recreational players in Europe want to go at least once - Vienna, one of the most beautiful and traditional cities on the continent.
The next event takes place in the Poker Royal Card Casino in the Wiener Neustadt.
The casino’s managing director Georg Palfalvi is looking forward to this weekend’s events:
We are delighted to celebrate our eighth anniversary by hosting an 888Live Local event at our Casino.
We are sure that the format of the event, which combines low buy-ins and a deep stack structure, will work perfectly for our players and for everyone else who will join us.
Check back here for updates when the event is over.
Next after Vienna the 888Live Local series returns to Spain in Lloret de Mar from May 1-5, hits Newcastle, England May 29-31 and then Tallinn, Estonia from June 26-28.
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