The EPT Barcelona Main Event is the biggest Main Event in EPT history with 1,785 entries! Thanks to so many entries, a massive €8,657.250 prize pool is up for grabs! Now, the money bubble has already popped (top 359 spots get a share from the prize pool) after 2 days of play and 290 players will return to the tables today and continue fighting for the top prize of €1,122,800!
Day 4 ended up being a short day of poker as the field of 32 players only had to be cut in half to 16. However, 15 players remained when the tournament crew called it a day and the American poker pro Steve O'Dwyer had the largest stack (2,279,000).
Nicolas Chouity from Libanon played fantastic poker in the 2 last days of the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event. He reached the final table as massive chip leader and continued to play great throughout the tournament. In fact, I have never seen a player dominating a final table like he did - he knocked out 6 of 7 opponents.
Nicolas Chouity had a 4-1 lead when he played heads up against his final opponent Josef Klinger. And it took Nicolas no-time to send him off the rail as well. A very, very well deserved win for Nicolas Chouity! Expect to hear a lot more about this guy in future poker tournaments!
24 players made it to Day 4 (was played yesterday) of the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event. It turned out to be a very interesting and action filled day. However, it was a bit shocking that only 1 of the top 6 players in the beginning of the day made it to the final table. Well, he made it there with a monster stack! Nicolas Chouity (picture) has accumulated a huge stack and is in a big chip lead on the final table. He will for sure take down the tournament if he continues playing as good as in Day 3 and 4 of the tournament. Anyhow, here are the 8 finalists:
Seat 1: Herve Costa - 1,590,000 Seat 2: Roger Hairabedian - 1,130,000 Seat 3: Aleh Plauski - 1,695,000 Seat 4: Dominykas Karmazinas - 2,285,000 Seat 5: Josef Klinger - 1,170,000 Seat 6: Mesbah Guerfi - 3,670,000 Seat 7: Nicolas Chouity - 10,280,000 Seat 8: Andrew Chen - 3,670,000