Shehadeh Wins 888Live Barcelona 2017 Main Event

The 888Live 2017 Poker Festival Barcelona flagship tournament not only reached at its final stage, but also eclipsed the guarantee; the event generated 609 entries and the prize pool of €584,640 in the main event of €1,100.


After 22 levels of play and two days, only 25 players remained and come to the tables at Barcelona Casino.

Luigi Shehadeh the poker pro from Italy with his spectacular performance won the tournament. He is just 23-year-old and known as online MTT specialist. He made the trip to Barcelona with his brother Fares. After defeating many, Shehadeh made his way to the final table that had a nine-handed with nearly one third of the chips in play. One by one he defeated all local recreational players and encountered with Carlos Garcia Rodriguez.

On the last day Cate Hall was leading the finalists and the he also made his way to the final table, but he finished in 4th place.

The final result of the Barcelona 888Live main event was this

Luigi Shehadeh from Italy won the event and earned €110,000, Carlos Garcia Rodriguez from Spain finished second and earned €75,000, Jose Alberto Lopez Gonzalez from Spain finished third and earned €50,000, Cate Hall from USA finished fourth and earned €35,000, Stefan Eriksson from Sweden finished fifth and earned €27,000, Hamza Miri from Germany finished sixth and earned €22,000. The complete list of the winners can be checked on the internet.

Sharing his feeling after winning the event, Shehadeh said, “The win was not at all easy, I played with focus and used all tactics and calculations. I am delighted to share this news with my family and friends about my winning of the event. The feeling is expressionless and I am really excited to have this big winning amount.”