The Spanish football team are red hot right now. They are leading the Italians 2-0 at half time in the European Championships and a win will give them their third successive major title. Another red hot Spaniard is in the field today. Leo Margets has over $700,000 in live tournament earnings that includes a 27th place finish in the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.
Another top European is the field if the 2011 European Poker Tour (EPT) Player of the Year (POY) Fernando Brito. Brito came oh so close to his first ever WSOP bracelet when he finished in 3rd place in Event #46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $282,676.
One man playing in the Silver Section of the Brasilia Room who has just doubled up is John Eames. Eames has won just under $1.5 million in live tournament earnings that includes 2 WSOP final tables. He found himself as low as 1,700 when he found on a board. Eames bet 125, his opponent raised to 300, Eames made it 600, his opponent moved all-in holding and Eames called. No jack for his opponent on either turn or river and Eames was up to 4,000.
Leonid Bilokur has over $1.5 million in live tournament earnings and we have just seen him move all-in over his opponent's check-raise. The board was showing and his opponent duly folded.