The last day of the 2016 Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza had a big cash game and a €100,000 freeze-out tournament on the schedule. There had been cash games (up to €1,000/€2,000) running the previous three days but on the final day it was canceled due to lack of interest.
Also, the last tournament of the series struggled to find participants. The tournament started 2 hours after scheduled time once the format had been changed to re-entry instead of a freeze-out and the "no pros allowed"-rule was removed.
In total, 13 entries were made and Dan Shak, Mustapha Kanit and Tom Marchese were among the biggest names. However, it was Malaysian businessman and recreational poker player Paul "MalACEsia" Phua who laid hands on the €752,700 top prize after eliminating Belarusian Mikita Badziakouski in second place (€501,800) in a short heads-up battle.
Phua and Badziakouski were the only two players to receive a share of the prize pool. According to Hendon Mob, it was Phua's second biggest tournament cash to date after winning a £100k High Roller in London in 2012 for $1,621,297.