Several high-stakes side events over the past few days have wrapped up in 2023 Monte Carlo European Poker Tour series, with each awarding large six-figure payouts to the eventual champions.
On May 1, Stephen Chedek was victorious in the €50,000 No Limit Hold’em event. The British poker professional defeated a field of 17 entries to secure the title and $240,408 in prize money after striking a three-way deal. The 34-year-old now has over $47.8 million in tournament winnings on record, good for fourth on the all-time poker money list.
It was Chedwick’s third title and sixth final ranking of the year. with 2,270 card player Player of the Year points and over $2.6 million to date POY Earnings, Chidwick now ranks 20th in 2023 POY Arrangement submitted by Global Poker.
Isaac Haxton earned $262,139 as runner-up, while Seth Davis earned $273,974 as part of the deal before finishing third.
The next day saw a no-limit tournament of €25,000. A total of 38 entries were made in the high roller event, creating a prize pool of $976,247 that was paid out of the top six finalists.
When the dust settled, the last player standing was two-time bracelet-winner Joao Vieira. The Portuguese professional poker player took home $336,868 for the win after defeating France’s Jean-Noel Thorel heads-up to win the title.
It was Vieira’s second title and third-place finish of the year, but he is yet to finish adding to his Monaco totals. The day after his win, Vieira was able to work his way through a field of 40 entries to the business end of another €25,000 buy-in reel, this time finishing third for $159,270.
Vieira’s elimination left Isaac Haxton and Seth Davis in contention for the title. The pair ended up striking a deal, and Haxton eventually took home the title and $288,545 in prize money. It was his fifth title and twelfth place on the final table for 2023. With 4,342 points, Haxton moved up to third place in the POY Leaderboards. He is tied with Bryn Lane for second most final table finishers, and has earned $5.6 million to date POY Earnings lead all contenders this year. His closest competitor in that category is Same Greenwood at $3.8 million.
Huxton’s big scores in Monte Carlo increased his career earnings to $37.5 million, ranking him 12th on the all-time earnings list.
Davis earned $297,173 in second place. the World Poker Tour The champ now has $21.1 million in scores to his name over his career. With 3,269 points scored across 11 final tables in 2023, it is sixth in the POY arrangement. He has already cashed in over $3 million this year.
Below is a look at the payments and POY Points awarded in these three events.
50,000 Euros High Roller (May 1)
25,000 Euros High Roller (May 2)
|2||Jean Noel Thorell||$219,671||280|
25,000 Euros High Roller (May 3)
|2||Seth Davies||$297,173||three hundred fifty|
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