EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Roundup (vids)

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The European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Grand Final rumbled along nicely again last night with the Main Event bringing us ever closer to a winner and the High Roller kicking off to give us further action. Take a look at how both events played out yesterday and which players are looking in the best shape to add a title to their resume.

EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Main Event Day 4 Hicks Leading 17

Day 4 of the Main Event at the EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final has now seen the field reduced from 41 to 17 with Kenny Hicks emerging as the chip leader with a stack of 2,499,000. He has quite a commanding lead of more than 700k over Martins Shells and Jack Salter going into Day 5 but will know that he has not won anything just yet.

Steven Silverman and Vasili Firsau are the biggest names left in the event but they have plenty to do to put themselves in contention for the title. As for bust outs we lost Scott Clements, David Yan, Noah Boeken and two PokerStars Team Pros in David Williams and Ville Wahlbeck on Day 4.


The Current Top Ten

1st) Kenny Hicks – 2,499,000

2nd) Martins Seilis – 1,767,000

3rd) Jack Salter – 1,750,000

4th) Antonio Buonanno – 1,623,000

5th) Mayu Roca – 1,500,000

6th) Sebastian von Toperczer – 1,456,000

7th) Malte Moennig – 1,450,000

8th) Nikita Nikolaev – 1,083,000

9th) Sebastian Bredthauer – 1,065,000

10th) Vasili Firsau – 1,002,000  


EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final High Roller Day 1

The €25,000 EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final High Roller is a record breaker after it brought in 205 registrations with there being 158 unique entries and another 47 re-buys. Whilst the event has received 42 fewer registrations than the same event at the PCA High Roller in January, the fact that the currency is Euros rather than dollars should reveal a bigger prize pool. Plus there is stilla possibility for more as registration is still possible until the start of Day 2.

104 of those players remained at the end of Day 1 with Benny Spindler leading the likes of John Juanda, Sam Greenwood, Byron Kaverman and Sorel Mizzi in the top ten. Others going through to Day 2 included PokerStars Team Pros Vicky Coren, Angel Guillan, Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel, Bertrand Grospellier, Alex Kravchenko, Eugene Katchalov and Jason Mercier.

Tom Middleton, Griffin Benger, Dan Cates, Max Silver, Antonio Esfandiari and Mohsin Charania were the biggest busts outs on the day but they can always buy back in later today.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Benny Spindler – 384,300

2nd) Ismail Erkenov – 355,600

3rd) John Juanda – 290,600

4th) Dmitry Yurasov – 242,000

5th) Chenxiang Miao – 231,400

6th) Sam Greenwood – 229,900

7th) Sorel Mizzi – 228,700

8th) Byron Kaverman – 194,100

9th) Angel Guillen – 167,500

10th) Timothy Adams – 165,500