It only took one day of play to determine a winner of the €50,000 Super High Roller at the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo EPT Grand Final.
The tournament kicked off at 12:30 pm local time on Sunday, and the final hand was dealt just before 3:30 am on Monday morning. A total of 66 entries created a prize pool €3.2 million, of which Mustapha Kanit received €936,500!
The Italian pro defeated Mike Watson, from Canada, heads-up. Watson had a big lead but lost it already on the first hand. Kanit opened with AK, Watson went all in with KQ, and Kanit snap called.
The board ran out 2A4J8 and Kanit took down the pot with a pair of aces. Besides, he now had a small chip lead over Watson.
Then it didn't take long before Kanit rivered a straight and got paid off. Watson was left short stacked, he managed to double up once but not a second time. Watson had K5 vs Kanit's K7, which made many believe that they would chop the pot. However, things came to an end after the board rolled out 7763T and gave Kanit the win.
EPT One-Day €50,000 Results:
Entrants: 66 (54 uniques and 12 rebuys
Places paid: 9
1st. Mustapha Kanit, Italy, €936,500
2nd. Mike Watson, Canada, €672,300
3rd. Martin Finger, Germany, €437,000
4th. Fedor Holz, Germany, €329,800
5th. Fabian Quoss, Germany, €256,100
6th. Andrei Streltsou, Belarus, €198,500
7th. Mark Teltscher, UK, €156,900
8th. Ivan Luca, Argentina, €121,700
9th. Scott Seiver, USA, €92,860