Not far from the Monte Carlo Bay Resort and Hotel where the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final 78-event festival is playing out is “The Champions Promenade” celebrating the world’s greatest footballers. Players represented have all figuratively left their mark on the game as winners of the prestigious Golden Foot award — and they’ve literally left their mark, too, with their footprints left along the seafront walk.
Among many other things, the PokerStars Blog is also a kind of virtual promenade of champions as we continually chronicle here poker winners both online and live. And as a new day has already begun here at the EPT11 Grand Final, it’s time again to cast into words and pictures the latest winners here in Monaco. Take a walk with us as we do…
Event #45, €500 Limit Omaha High/Low
Prize pool: €15,520
Places paid: 6
1. Harrazi Saber (France) €3,840*
2. Tobias Hausen (Germany) €4,000*
3. Bruno Fernandes (France) €3,400*
4. Alexandr Bogaciov (Moldova) €1,790
5. Adam Owen (United Kingdom) €1,400
6. Kevin MacPhee (United States) €1,090
*denotes three-way deal
Here’s how the payouts went at the final table:
Event #47, €500 NL Turbo Bounty
Total prize pool: €90,240
Places paid: 27
1. Bryn Kenney (United States) €20,000
2. Philip Andrew Patrick (United Kingdom) €13,500
3. Agnes Jacques-Soulier (France) €9,300
4. Pavel Veksler (Israel) €7,600
5. Diogo Cardoso (Portugal) €6,050
6. Joao Brito (Portugal) €4,650
7. Gbriele Menchelli (France) €3,370
8. Filippo Lazzaretto (Italy) €2,450
9. Jevgenijs Sapronenko (Latvia) €2,020
By the end Frederic Berenger added another EPT Grand Final win for France, topping the 77-entry field and earning €3,110 for the lion’s share of the €11,301 prize pool. The UK’s Paul Newey was among the final tablists. The full payouts:
Event #48, €100 Deuces Wild
Prize pool: €11,301
Places paid: 11
1. Frederic Berenger (France) €3,110
2. Robert Schiffbauer (United States) €2,210
3. Stefan Schillhabel (Germany) €1,446
4. Steponas Venckus (Lithuania) €1,115
5. Olivier Decamps (France) €880
6. Paul Newey (United Kingdom) €690
7. Nicolas Fraioli (France) €540
8. Michele Bianchi (Switzerland) €425
9. Oleg Poluzhnikov (Russia) €325
10. Andrius Giedraitis (Latvia) €280
11. Geoffray Hyvernat (France) €280
Eminoglu took the trophy following a three-way deal with Denmark’s Mads Fournaise and the American WSOP bracelet holder Ronnie Bardah. Fournaise ended as runner-up, though earned a bit more than the others thanks to having the chip lead at deal-making time.
Polish pop star Wojciech “Lozo” Lozowski also made the final table, finishing fifth. Here’s how those final table payouts went:
Event #49, €500 Midnight Hyperturbo
Prize pool: €63,050
Places paid: 17
1. Yucel Eminoglu (Turkey) €11,050*
2. Mads Fournaise (Denmark) €12,000*
3. Ronnie Bardah (United States) €10,500*
4. Kasra Pour Khomamy (Germany) €5,770
5. Wojciech Lozowski (Poland) €4,650
6. Stefano Terziani (Italy) €3,670
7. Nicola D`Anselmo (Italy) €2,805
8. Iacopo Brandi (Italy) €2,110
9. Luigi Serricchio (Italy) €1,575
*denotes three-way deal
One highlight will be the finish of Event #46, a two-day €2,000 event for which 62 players returned led by the red hot Argentinian, Ivan Luca. Click here to see who else is left in that field, and stick close as we’ll give you the story of how that one ends up playing out.
Among the other events we’ll be reporting on as well today and tonight will be the €5,000 NL 8-handed (Event #51), a €500 H.O.R.S.E. (Event #53), a €200 PLO turbo (Event #56), a €100 NL “Second Best Hold’em” Turbo with rebuys in which the second-best hand wins (Event #57), a €5,000 “Midnight Turbo” (Event #58), plus a handful of other side events, too.
Stick close and keep moving, because the EPT Grand Final keeps strolling along.
Click here for a continually updated list of all side event results from the EPT11 Grand Final.
Follow all the action from the €10,000 Main Event is on the Main Event page. Also watch on EPT Live. It’s also about time you downloaded the EPT app. There you will get all the latest news, chip counts and payouts. You can download it on Android or IOS.
Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.