At the Gran Casino Costa Brava in Lloret del Mar, 120 European poker enthusiasts battled it out for a €360,000 prize pool—the biggest in Tour history—at the 2010 SPT Grand Finale.

Congratulations to Germany’s Marvin Rettenmaier, who dominated the final table to win the Main Event and cashed €111,000. Joining Marvin at the final table was the last woman standing , France’s Claire Renaut (2nd–€ 60,000) and two of our players from the Netherlands — the Live the Dream Team’s Koen de Bakker (3rd–€36,000) and defending 2009 SPT Champion, Team Everest’s Steven van Zadelhoff (4th – €26,500). Also joining them was well-known Spanish pro Raúl Páez (7th–€14,500), making it truly a final table of poker titans!

Many familiar European champions played at the Tour’s Gran Finale, including Team Everest’s Catarina Santos (2010 SPT Aranjuez Champion), the Live the Dream Team’s Javier Martinez Gil (2009 Spanish Poker Champion and winner of the 2010 SPT Ibiza), and 2010 EPEC Champion Mikael Johansson.

This year, the SPT included new features to guarantee the best poker experience to all players. Everest Poker invited the top players of the tour to play a €48,000 SPT MVP Freeroll (5% of the Tour’s total prize pool) on the event of the Grand Finale. Spain’s Leo Margets was the lucky first place finisher, taking home €15,500.

Now in its third season, the SPT is fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular poker tours, taking players to the most beautiful destinations throughout Spain and offering a fantastic deep stack structure designed by TK Events. Following the huge turnouts in Castellon, Sevilla and Lloret, the 2010 Spanish Poker Tour was the most successful year ever.

The Spanish Poker Tour is presented by Everest Poker. Everest is a vibrant online poker community known for its personal and local approach, bringing together players with a unique variety of online and live events.