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May 03, 2011 06:49 ET

Baldur Dashes To Victory At Paradise Poker Tour Madrid

Local Player Pablo Baldur Takes Down EUR19,800 For Topping 250-Strong Field in Spanish Capital On Fifth Leg Of Season II ParadisePoker Tour

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) -

Editors Note: There is a photo accompanying this press release.

Pablo Baldur from Madrid outlasted 249 opponents to take down the ParadisePoker Tour main event for €19,800 at his local Gran Casino in the Spanish capital last weekend.

The cash game pro finished beat Jose Maria Somolinos heads up in the €500+€50 buy in tournament making a fine hero call with Qh 5s on a Kh 7s 5h 2h 2s board after his opponent bluff shoved the river.

Baldur said after the event, "It's really nice to have won because I live in Madrid – this is my casino – and I'm not really a tournament player. This was just a bit of fun to be honest and it's been just that, not just because I won but also because I played with friends along the way.

"I'm a professional cash game player right now but I enjoy tournaments, they make a nice break from the routine. If I can travel playing tournaments as well – that's even better!"

The final table payouts* at the event were (*after four-way deal):

1st Pablo Baldor (Spain) - €19,800*
2nd Jose Maria Somolinos (Spain) -€12,000*
3rd Jose Luiz Lopez (Spain) - €22,300*
4th Raul Magdaleno (Spain) - €17,100*
5th Srinivasu Thavarajah (Sri Lanka) - €6,300
6th Marcos Monteiro (Spain) - €4,900
7th Robert Haigh (Germany) - €4,300
8th David Rodriguez (Spain) - €3,700
9th Gabriel Costas (Spain) - €3,000

The ParadisePoker Tour took place at the Gran Casino, Madrid, Spain from April 28 to May 1, 2011. It was the fifth leg of season II of the tour. The centrepiece event of the five-tournament festival was the €500 + €50 buy in main event which featured a €125,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Last year season I of the ParadisePoker Tour saw Spaniard Miguel Rodriguez win €24,250 in the Madrid main event.

The Tour remains in Spain for its next stop moving to the Catalan capital of Barcelona from July 28 to 31, 2011. Online qualification is underway now at ParadisePoker.com from as little as €1.10.

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