Two of the biggest events of 2022 European Poker Tour Monte Carlo The series will play at their final tables on the same day. While Marcelo Simos Mesquieu was making history as the first Brazilian EPT Crowned the all-time main event champion, the €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller event was understating the champion. The tournament combined a large field of 179 entries to create a prize pool equivalent to over $4.5 million when calculated in US dollars.
After three days of high-risk confrontations, Italian Gianluca Speranza won the title and the highest payout of 853,000 euros ($895,650). American dollar). It was the biggest payday of his career, surpassing the $804,578 he earned as a runner-up in 2017. World Series of Poker in Europe The main event. Speranza now has more than $4.4 million in cash to his name.
Speranza also returned to her homeland 1,092 card player Overall player points to win. This was the first POY– This year’s qualifying score, but it alone was enough to take him to the top 100 in 2022 POY sponsored race Global Poker.
The top 27 finalists made money in the event, with plenty of big names having a hit including bracelet winner Sam Greenwood (Post 24 – $4,5129) American dollar), Thomas Mollwicker ($22-49,644 American dollar), bracelet winner Ben Heath ($20 – $54,149 American dollar), Super High Roller Bowl Champion Christoph Vogelsang (19th place – $54,149 American dollar), last winner of the €50,000 high roller purchase (18th place – $54,149), bracelet winner Joao Vieira (18th place – $74,456) American dollar), and four-time bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche (12th place – $74,456). American dollar).
The final day started with 13 players remaining, with Speranza taking third place in chips when the cards were back in the air. Last Tech Poker is open Main event winner Steve O’Dwyer hit the Railroad in 9th place ($101,084 American dollar) when his AJ crashed into Byron Kaverman’s pocket kings. The bracelet winner and 2019 EPT Monte Carlo Main event champion Manig Loeser was the eighth place finisher ($122,294), with proper AJ failing to beat the pocket queens in Esperanza.
Jean-Noel Thorel, who won the €10,000 Mystery Bounty at the start of this series, took seventh place for $168,777. American dollar When his team battled 7-6 with KQ from Bruno Lopez. Speranza scored his second knockout at the final table when his A-7 beat Rodrigo Seggi ($204,425) American dollar). Esperanza serves aces on the turn to narrow the field to five.
Byron Kaverman was next to fall. He’s got it all with a proper K-4 against the AK of Speranza. The two guys had doubles near the river, but the aces and the Esperanza Kings were the best and Kaverman was eliminated in fifth place ($265,755) American dollar).
Esperanza’s ascent continued when he picked up the pocket queens in exchange for the pocket sixes of Marton Czoczor. All chips went up front, and Speranza failed in a group to take the lead. Czuczor was drawing dead on the turn and settled at $345,492 American dollar as the fourth place.
2013 PokerSTars Caribbean Adventure Main Event Champion Dimitar Danchev’s run ended in the event when his biggest pair of ’60s Kings and Fifths entered Lopez. Danchev can win a king, a queen, or four on the river, but 3 In the end, it was eliminated in third place ($449,148) American dollar).
The last two players struck a deal to redistribute the remaining prize money, leaving €40,000 and the trophy to play for. Speranza booked $853,650 American dollar While Lopez received $739,190 American dollar. Speranza was in pole position at the time of the deal, staying ahead when the decisive hand was dealt. with Q926 On the board, Lopez bet 400,000. Esperanza was raised to 1,100,000 and Lopez moved on with everything. Summon Esperanza with 83 for a choppy flow. Lopez was drawing dead, with Q8 Unable to improve the best hand on the river. 3 In the end he made it official: Speranza won, while Lopez finished second, and received compensation negotiated as part of his head-to-head deal.
Here is a look at the payments and POY Points awarded on the final table:
|place||player||profits (American dollar)||POY points|
|7||Jean-Noel Thorell||168,777 dollars||273|
|9||Steve O’Dwyer||101.084 USD||91|
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