Tom Orpaz is the participant to beat to this point on the 2023 European Poker Tour Barcelona pageant. The Israeli resident was made three excessive curler last tables previously eight days within the Spanish poker hotbed, securing two titles and almost $915,000 in prize cash alongside the best way.
Orpaz’s newest victory noticed him defeat a area of 24 entries within the €50,000 buy-in n0-limit maintain’em occasion, incomes a career-best payday of $477,835 because the champion. That win got here simply six days faraway from his win in a €25,000 excessive curler which noticed him take house $275,918.
Orpaz kicked off his unbelievable run with a third-place displaying in one more high-stakes occasion simply a few days earlier than he broke via and secured his first of two trophies on the pageant. He earned $154,656 for his podium end in that €10,200 buy-in thriller bounty affair.
The actual property investor from Tel Aviv has now made eight whole last tables in 2023, accruing 1,475 Card Player Player of the Year factors and greater than $1 million in POY earnings alongside the best way. As a end result, he has moved inside the highest 250 within the POY rankings introduced by Global Poker.
“I’ve reached my goal. My goal was to make more than a million dollars in winnings and at least one trophy. I’ve got two of them and at least a million dollars. And we’re still here, right,” Orpaz instructed PokerInformation reporters after his most up-to-date title run.
Orpaz overcame a tricky last desk on his strategy to this newest victory, outlasting the likes of 2019 EPT Barcelona €25,000 runner-up Gerard Pique (sixth), two-time bracelet winner Justin Saliva (fifth), nine-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel (4th), Triton Super High Roller Series Cyprus $30,000 six-max occasion winner Ding Biao, and Tsugunari Toma, who received a €10,300 buy-in occasion on the 2019 EPT Prague cease.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the last desk: