EPT Barcelona has just started, and the Brazilian players are already shining brightly. The first event, the €10,200 Mystery Bounty, saw Team Midas ace Ramon Kropmanns make his debut in the Catalan city to reach the final table. The Paraná native packed the final table with solid players and finished seventh.
Ramon won €18,100 of the regular prize pool, but managed to eliminate four times during the mystery bounty period and pocketed an additional €72,500 on his account during his first race in Barcelona won a 90,600 EURO bonus. Kropmanns received one of two bounties worth €50,000, the highest possible amount, and three others totaling €7,500.
This is not the first time this Team Midas member has been involved in a mystery bounty. At last year’s WSOP in Las Vegas, Ramon accomplished the feat by picking up an envelope containing a $100,000 bounty. The EPT Barcelona Mystery Bounty had 79 entries and generated prize pools for 11 players.
Ramon defeated Japan’s Tsugunari Toma and broke the money bubble. The Brazilian hit a runner straight off the plate at Q5J23 to beat Keith Lehr in A4 vs A8, but a bluff against the legendary Erik Seidel thwarted him . When he had 17 big blinds, he was eliminated.
After a raise from Tom Orpaz, the Brazilian checked KJ and was called from A5 by the stacked Israeli. The motherboard runs A88T3. Kropmanns failed the flush draw but couldn’t find what he needed to survive the tournament.