posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 06:05 AM
Hometown favourite Angel Blanco Puras won the World Heads Up Poker Championship at the Gran Casino Barcelona after beating Mark Banin in the final.
Puras picked up 100,000 Euros for his victory which took little under an hour. Banin leaves Spain 50,000 Euros to the good.
Puras was quickly out of the blocks winning most the early pots and never surrendered the lead as he easily overcame the Londoner.
Earlier in the evening, Puras put out former World Series of Poker winner Carlos Mortensonn to book his place in the final.
Banin was too strong for The Devilfish, Dave Ulliot in the other semifinal, the two going at eachother for over five hours!
Both losing semifinalists picked up 20,000 Euros for their efforts.