A big congratulations to Erik Seidel, the winner of the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller.
The tournament drew 71 entries and Seidel received €2,015,000 (the single biggest cash of his 27-year poker career) for being the last man standing. He's now third on poker's all-time money list - ahead of both Phil Ivey and Daniel Colman.
The 55-year-old American pro was low on chips a large part of the final day but somehow managed to make it to heads-up against Dzmitry Urbanovich, a 19-year-old pro from Poland who made a name for himself at EPT Malta last month by winning four events, including the €25k Special High Roller tournament.
Urbanovich, who bought in at the start of Day 2 and came to the final table with the second smallest stack, had a 3-1 chip lead when the cards were in the air, but Seidel grinded his way to the victory over the course of the four-hour battle.
EPT11 Grand Final - Super High Roller
Total entries: 71
Prize pool: € 6,888,420
1st - Erik Seidel, United States, €2,015,000
2nd - Dzmitry Urbanovich, Poland, €1,446,600
3rd - Max Altergott, Germany, €940,300
4th - Dario Sammartino, Italy, €709,500
5th - Igor Kurganov, Russia, €551,000
6th - Thomas Muehloecker, Austria, €427,100
7th - Fedor Holz, Germany, €337,500
8th - Scott Seiver, United States, €261,800
9th - Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Russia, €199,620
source: pokerstarsblog and pokernews