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Marti Roca De Torres Wins 2017 World Series of Poker Europe

Written By: Maya Michaels | November 13, 2017 | Posted In Poker News

Online 888poker qualifier, Marti Roca De Torres, is the winner of 2017 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE).

The WSOPE is a tournament keenly awaited every year and since it attracts the most famous names in the poker business, it always provides some interesting stories. We already wrote about Boris Becker who tried to solve his money problems by participating, and now, Spanish poker player who is not a globally recognized name, won the event.

Marti Roca De Torres won the WSOPE bracelet at no-limit Hold’em main event. A total of 529 entries were made in the WSOPE €10,350 main event at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. Roca De Torres was the least experienced player at the final table since he previously earned only €30,000 in poker tournaments prior to this event, and this event included some of the world’s top poker pros.

What strikes us most is that Torres secured the seat at this tournament by winning an entry through a €222 online satellite in a poker room 888poker. After a hard final that lasted about 14 hours, 36-year-old Roca De Torres won €1,115,207 earning his first bracelet.

Marti started the final day at second place with six players remaining and with Maria Ho leading the board. Niall Farrell, UK pro and recent bracelet winner put an end to Ho’s dreams who finished at sixth place earning the comforting €174,365. Farell came fifth with €239,639. Rober Bickley was left in fourth place winning €335,089, Mathijs Jonkers busted out in third place winning €476,585, leaving Gianluca Speranza and Roca De Torres to battle it out for the bracelet. The two played 75 hands before the champion was decided and Speranza was sent to the rail as the runner-up earning €689,246 for his impressive game.

Roca De Torres recently quit his job as an economy teacher to pursue his passion and a career as a poker player. He is the fourth player from Spain, and the first Catalon to win a WSOP bracelet. His victory paid him well and he thanked his friends and family for the motivation and support, especially his daughter and partner with whom he is expecting another child. Lucky both in love and in gambling, he now has 1,115,207 more reasons to be happy.

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