2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

€25,750 High Roller
Jours 2
Event Info

2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
125,000 / 250,000

Smith Runs Out of Fortune

Niveau 19 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Dan Smith
Dan Smith

Dan Smith had doubled up twice, but eventually his luck would run out after shoving into the massive stack of Zvi Stern. The latter called with {A-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and Smith had the dominated {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. The board ran out {10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} and Smith asked "is that a chop?" with a sheepish smile on the face.

"Oh well, better ask," he laughed before heading to the rail.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith

Tags: Dan SmithOfer Zvi Stern

Redraw of the Last Three Tables

Niveau 19 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
11Thomas MillerUSA
12Mikhail KorotkikhRussia
13Rafael Da Silva MoraesBrazil
14Byron KavermanUSA
16Enrico CoppolaItaly
17Alexandros KoloniasGreece
18Julian StuerGermany
21Imad DerwicheFrance
22Saar WilfIsrael
23Alexandru PapazianRomania
24Quan ZhouChina
25Daniel NegreanuCanada
26Max SilverUK
27Stefan SchillhabelGermany
28Andrey BondarRussia
31Ivan DeyraFrance
32Alain GoldbergIsrael
33Zvi SternIsrael
34Niall FarrellUK
35Anthony ZinnoUSA
36Dan SmithUSA
37Ramin HajiyevAzerbaijan
38Amit MakhijaUSA

Triple Doubles

Niveau 19 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante

Heavy action around the room just saw three players double up.

First, Thomas Miller got it in with the {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades} versus Niall Farrell's {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}, finding a pair on the {5-Spades}{6-Spades}{k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} board.

Then, Daniel Negreanu made it 27,000 and Imad Derwiche called. Rafael Da Silva Moraes shoved in with the {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} and only Derwiche called holding the {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}. The board ran out {8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{3-Spades} to give Da Silva Moraes the double.

Finally, a short stacked Dan Smith got it in with the {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and Amit Makhija called on the {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}. The {k-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{q-Clubs} board gave Smith the double and left Makhija short.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Imad Derwiche fr
Imad Derwiche
560,000 -188,000
Rafael Da Silva Moraes br
Rafael Da Silva Moraes
475,000 285,000
Thomas Miller us
Thomas Miller
330,000 260,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
250,000 -220,000
EPT 1X Winner
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
160,000 54,000
Amit Makhija us
Amit Makhija
62,000 -96,000

Tags: Amit MakhijaDan SmithDaniel NegreanuImad DerwicheNiall FarrellRafael Da Silva Moraes

Second Barrel by Schillhabel Works

Niveau 19 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante

Stefan Schillhabel raised from the button and was called by Thomas Miller and Niall Farrell in the blinds. On the {8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop, both players in the blinds folded to Schillhabel and then called the continuation bet worth 22,000. The {J-Spades} turn triggered yet another two checks, but this time Schillhabel's bet of 60,000 did the trick and he claimed the pot uncontested.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
510,000 205,000

Tags: Niall FarrellStefan SchillhabelThomas Miller

Yaroshevskyy Busts to Papazian

Niveau 19 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Igor Yaroshevskyy
Igor Yaroshevskyy

Igor Yaroshevskyy pushed his short stack of 79,000 in the middle of the table and Alexandru Papazian announced the call from two seats over, cutting out a stack of T-5,000 chips. All other players folded and Yaroshevskyy was at risk with the worse kicker.

Yaroshevskyy: {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Papazian: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades} and that was it for the Ukrainian, there will now be a short break to redraw the last three tables.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Alexandru Papazian ro
Alexandru Papazian
1,100,000 100,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy

Tags: Alexandru PapazianIgor Yaroshevskyy

Luca Loses to Kaverman; Not Zhou

Niveau 19 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Ivan Luca
Ivan Luca

Ivan Luca pushed for 65,000 and Quan Zhou called from the hijack before the action reached Byron Kaverman on the button. He pushed for 232,000 and Zhou asked for a count. The calling chips were pulled into the pot and Zhou had another 167,000 to call, standing up from his chair to make up the mind.

The clock was called on him and Zhou eventually folded the {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}.

Luca: {Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Kaverman: {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

The board ran out {J-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Luca was eliminated in 26th place, though Zhou would have knocked out two opponents if he had called.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Quan Zhou cn
Quan Zhou
605,000 -45,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
340,000 98,000
Ivan Luca ar
Ivan Luca

Tags: Byron KavermanIvan LucaQuan Zhou

Papazian Next Chip Millionaire

Niveau 19 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante

On the {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop, Alexandru Papazian bet 41,000 from under the gun and Mikhail Korotkikh raised to 100,000 from the button. The Romanian called and they both chedked through the {Q-Clubs} turn. After the {7-Hearts} river, Papazian bet 125,000 and was called to show {10-Clubs}{10-Spades} as winning hand, Korotkikh had pocket nines.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Alexandru Papazian ro
Alexandru Papazian
1,000,000 285,000
Mikhail Korotkikh ru
Mikhail Korotkikh
180,000 -253,000

Tags: Alexandru PapazianMikhail Korotkikh