The 2019 European Poker Tour Monte Carlo €5,300 NLHE Main Event is now in the books, with Manig Loeser emerging on top of a 922-player field to win his first-ever EPT Main Event title.
The 30-year-old from Bad Homburg, Germany won the first prize worth €603,777 (US$676,230) after a final table showdown that lasted 15 hours.
Loeser began the final day in 4th place in chips.
When there were only 5 players left, the battle went on for over nine hours.
Afterwards, when there were only 3 players remaining, they were able to reach an agreement an hour into their play. The players will get the following payouts: Wei Huang - $618,303, Viktor Katzenberger - $593,272 and Manig Loeser - $588,802.
The three set aside $87,428 and the Main Event trophy for the eventual winner.
Viktor Katzenberger was the first to be eliminated by Wei Huang.
Heads-up play started with Loeser having around a 5-to-4 chip lead over Huang.
The final hand showed:
Huang got K-8 Loeser had Q-8
The board ran J-9-5-10-A, with Loeser getting a straight and thus securing the pot and title.
According to the Hendon Mob, Manig Loeser is 10th in his home country's All Time Money List, with current total live earnings at the $10 million mark.
2019 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event Final Table Results
Congratulations for these players who work exaggeratedly to earn nice money. You can realize how hard these games are, when if there are 5 players remaining and they played for 9 hours, to eliminate only two players. It's too hard and deserves all the respect for it.
A good prize for the actual buy in. Another player that i dont know, but i guess as the time goes, many new professional players come out. And if you are not watching closely the game, then there is no chance, to know what is going on. A bright example, i dont know a single one from the winners list
Very good situation to win 600000 of euros for make buyin of 5300. Of course day he not forget in very long periods of time. Also interested to read that when 5 players left it is battle for long 9 hours of game, not many times this happen
now this is great score,from big buy in of 5300 e,which is not for lot of people who play poker,to win 600 K is something !you cant find so many tournaments with this kind of prize pool and almost 1000 players!but in monte carlo everything is big and expensive!
Of course it happens that at the end of a tournament for a very long time several players continue to play and no one leaves the game .... but there are other cases when Yes, at the final table people finish the game one by one and the winners are determined very quickly .... everything happens differently .... this time was a long time
Bot of them deservs to win that tournament cause they just show us the commitment for be the first place and the winner, cause be in a Heads up for 4 hours really makes you ask your self if its necessary to continue in the game.