Yesterday, after 2 days of play, the final table of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo European poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller saw 7 finalists battling it out for a prize pool of a whopping €4,851,000! Mike Watson and Scott Seiver, the two short stacks, hit the rail in 6th and 7th place although they managed two double up during the first hour of play.
Russian poker pro Vladimir Troyanovsky busted in 5th place after losing an all in with KQ vs AJ of Sorel Mizzi. Next to hit the rail was Timothy Adams. He shoved his remaining chips with 99 pre-flop and was called by Max Altergott holding A8. The flop brought an ace and the rest was history.
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:
On Sunday, the final table of the 2013 European Poker Tour Monaco Grand Final Main Event concluded with Steve O'Dwyer taking down the tournament for €1,224,000 and an exclusive Slyde watch after defeating Andrew Pantling heads-up.
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.
PokerStars EPT Grand Final main event ($10,000 buy-in) kicked off yesterday and saw a field of 271 players. 165 of the participants made it through the day and Martin Kabrhel is the chip leader with 167,800, closely followed by David Sands with 160,300. Freddy Deeb also had a fantastic start on the tournament as he managed to accumulate 114,600 chips (6th place).
Other poker stars that survived the day are JP Kelly, Ondrej Vinklarek, Mickey Petersen, Phil Ivey, Joe Cada, Luca Pagano, Ville Wahlbeck, Mike McDonald, Vanessa Selbst - just to mention a few.
Day 1b of the tournament will start in a few hours and a large field of players are expected and many big names in the poker world. We will report throughout the tournament so you won't miss out on anything! Stay tuned!
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