It’s been less than six months since a professional boxer Chris Eubank Jr. joined 888poker as a cultural ambassador, and is now in Barcelona enjoying the sun, sea and sand that comes with the 888poker LIVE Barcelona festival.
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“Great atmosphere” at 888poker LIVE Barcelona
“I’m happy to be here,” he said. Tiffany Michelle. “The weather is great and everyone is looking good. I’m ready to play. I want to experience it all. It’s a great atmosphere with a lot of good people here. Obviously I want to challenge my energy in the tournament, but apart from that we will have a lot of fun.”
Since his arrival, Eubank Jr says he has been working on ways to improve his game, and playing at Barcelona is just another tool he uses to improve.
“My competitive nature forces me to get better. I always try to learn and find ways to improve. By participating in these tournaments, playing online, studying and examining the strategies that the best players use – I’d like to think that I’m getting better with time.
Michelle asked the former world champion boxer if he had any nerves ahead of the €1,100 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event.
“Nervous, no. I fight grown men for a living, so nerves are steel at this point in my life!”
Eubank Jr Bags Top 10 Stack in Day 1c
And there was certainly no nervousness on display on Day 1c of the €1,100 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event, with Eubank Jr pocketing the seventh-biggest stack.
In the biggest robbery to date, 110 entries emerged to bring the overall field to 276 entries with the 1d turbo heat to follow on Sunday May 22, 2022 at Casino Barcelona.
At the end of ten levels of 45 minutes each, more than half of the contestants were gone without showing anything. Only 48 players pocketed chips and Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez (pictured) topped the leaderboard with a stack of 199,100. The lead was the direct result of a three-way all-in during the last hands of the night in which a roller coaster runout finally saw the best preflop pocket pair prevail.
888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event Day 1c Top 10 Counts
|Place||Player||Country||Number of tokens||Big Blinds Day 2|
|1||Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez||Spain||199 100||166|
|2||Carlos Fernandez Delgado||Spain||178,000||148|
|5||Bernat Carreras Moragrega||Spain||131,600||110|
|7||Chris Eubank Jr.||UK||114,300||95|
|8||Carlos Diez Martinez||Spain||112,400||94|
|9||Guillermo Nuez Escribano||Spain||107,200||89|
For Eubank Jr, Day 1 seemed destined for an early end after losing a flip with queens to an ace-king only to end up with smokes. Eubank Jr then came back and scored a brace on the final hand of the night to claim the seventh-biggest stack.
Day 2 is scheduled to play a total of ten levels of 60 minutes each or until the final table, whichever comes first. The return blinds will be 600 to 1,200 with a big blind bet of 1,200. PokerNews The live reporting team will be back to provide all the action and the array of live streaming features on 888poker TV’s YouTube and Twitch channels will begin after the first break.