The €25,000 buy-in High Roller attracted 215 entries (162 players and 53 re-entries) that created a massive €5,267,500 prize pool. At the end of it all, on Friday night, it was 21-year-old Charlie Carrel who stood tall as the winner after overcoming an extremely tough final table (Steve O'Dwyer and Max Altergott, Dan Smith etc.).
12 players remain out of the original starting field of 215 entries, and it is Russian businessman Andrey Andreev who is the chip leader with 2,270,000.
Big names still in the competition include 2014 WSOP Main Event winner Martin Jacobson, Max Altergott, Dominik Nitsche, Steve O'Dwyer and, not to forget, Dan Smith who played most of yesterday with food poisoning. After reading on PokerStar Blog how ill he was, one can only applaud him for making it this far.
The final table is set at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event. 558 players (entries) have hit the rail over the past 5 days, which leaves only six players with the chance of becoming the champion of this event and, more importantly, €1.1 million richer! (All finalists are guaranteed to take home €233,500 each).
15 of 34 players made it through Day 4, moving one step closer to the final table. Team PokerStars Johnny Lodden started the day with 728k and finished with 2,293,000, which means that he's the chip leader heading to Day 5. The Norwegian finished third in this event two seasons ago for €467,000, he now sits in a great position to top that result.
114 players returned for the third day of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event. After five 90-minute levels of play, the day ended with 34 remaining players and Jose Carlos Garcia, the overall Day 1 chip leader, out in front with 1.71 million in chips.
114 players of 564 entries will be returning to the poker tables in a few hours, as the third day of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final €10,600 Main Event starts. German pro Ole Schemion bagged up the largest stack on Day 2 with 477,700 in chips.
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 High Roller final table might have been a quick one, but the Main Event final table was the opposite of that as it took over 300 hands, nearly 18 hours of play, until seven players had been eliminated and the tournament finally had a winner.
Although a €1,105,000 first-place prize was up for grabs on the EPT Grand Final High Roller final table last Friday, it only took approximately 5 hours of play before a winner was crowned. The main reason for this fast-paced final table was that heads-up play only lasted for 1 hand!
17 players made it through Day 4 of the 2014 PokerStars EPT Grand Final Main Event. The plan was to play down from the 41 remaining players to the final two tables, but apparently five 90-minute levels of play were not enough to do so.
Day 3 of the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event (buy-in €10,600) saw 123 players returning to the tables. After several 90-minute levels of play, the field was narrowed down from 123 to just 41 players, who will battle for a seat at the final table over the next two days.
Another day is in the books at the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event. After six 75-minute levels of play in Day 2, Russia's Vladimir Troyanovskiy bagged up the largest stack (450,500) amongst the 123 remaining players. Troyanovskiy is a regular in the Super High Roller and High Roller tournaments on the European Poker Tour and, believe it or not, he played final tables in both of them at the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Day 1A and 1B of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event have been played over the weekend. German player Hendrik Latz will lead the remaining 358 players into Day 2 with 191,600 in chips.
Two more players signed up for the second day of the Super High Roller (Phil Ivey made a third attemp but busted in 10th place) to take the total number up to 50. Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier (Day 1 chip leader) continued to dominate the action during Day 2 and will bring 4,165,000 chips to today's final table. Mercier's closest opponents will be Sorel Mizzi, Max Altergott and Vladimir Troyanovsky - all with about 2 million chips each. The seven finalists will be fighting for a prize pool of €4,851,000. Below is the payout structure:
Lots of well known poker players are in Monaco at the moment for the 2013 EPT Montle Carlo Grand Final, which begins in a few hours. However, what everyone's talking about is a €1,000,000 buy-in cash game! Rumors about the massive cash game have circulated on the web in the past 1-2 weeks or so and several people have already said they would play if the game goes (Sam Trickett, Isaac Haxton, Philipp Gruissem, Paul Newey and Niklas Heinecker). Apparenlty the game would be eight-handed, with €1,000/€2,000 blinds and optional straddle. The game would be played on May 11 (Saturday) at 16:00 local time.
"It's not often you get an opportunity to play in a game this big, so obviously that's pretty exciting," Isaac Haxton (picture) told PokerStars last week.
The schedule for the 2013 PokerStars European Poker tour Grand Final has now been released. The festival will feature 55 events including the €10,600 buy-in Main Event, a €100,000 Super High Roller, a €25,000 High Roller, €10,300 High Roller Turbo, and a special €500,000 guaranteed €1,000 buy-in event.
Last season's Grand Final attracted lots of well-known pros and Mohsin Charania, from USA, ended up taking home the Main Event and €1,350,000 in prize money. This season (season 9), will run May 6-16 at the Monte-Carlo Casino with a big schedule of side events and EPT-run cash games for the first time.
PokerStars Team Pro, former model and TV presenter Liv Boeree's new TV show "I Bet My Life" will be aired this Sunday on the Travel Channel across the USA at 11pm.
The show is about Liv Boeree, her boyfriend and fellow tournament player Kevin MacPhee travelling to and playing in the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. The show will be a mixture between a travelling documentary and a reality show. According to Boeree, "I Bet My Life" was very challenging to film...
A new season of PokerStars European Poker Tour is luring around the corner. The ninth season features eight stops on the calendar, including PokerStars Caribbean Adventure from January 6-15 and the EPT Grand final in Monaco in May. There will be more tournaments at each event, with a wider choice of games and buy-in levels than ever before.
The €100,000 Super High Roller event will return on April 23 during PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Yesterday it was announced that 20 players have pre-registered for the tournament so far, which means that at least a €2,000,000 prize pool will be up for grabs.
Some of the most interesting players who will take part are Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Patrik Antonius, "ElkY", Sorel Mizzi, Tony G and Daniel Negreanu. Viktor Blom won the last Super High Roller for amazing $1,254,400! That event was played at the Atlantis Resort and Casino (during PCA) in January this year and saw a field of 30 players (2 players made a rebuy). It will be interesting to see if the upcoming Super High Roller will be as successful.
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