Tournois Live 2
€25,000 EPT High Roller
Jours
123

Event Info

Buy-in €25,000
Prize Pool €3,374,630
Players 142

Info Niveau

Niveau 30
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 160,000

Highlights

Highlights

€25,000 EPT High Roller
Jour 3 terminé

EPT Monte Carlo HR : Benjamin Pollak s'impose pour 705,840€

will_shill • Niveau 30: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
EPT High Roller Champion Benjamin Pollak
EPT High Roller Champion Benjamin Pollak

Après un deal head's up avec l'Allemand Koray Aldemir, Benjamin Pollak a été chercher le trophée et les 50.000€ réservés au vainqueur sur le High Roller 25000€ du PokerStars & Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT 2019.

Dans le bas du classement à la reprise à 9 left avec tout de même 30 blindes, samedi, le Français s'est montré patient avant de développer son jeu et d'être en position de conclure sans arrangement financier. Un 70-30 perdu a finalement conduit le tricolore à demander un deal partagé... et Aldemir a du arrêter le jeu pour demander l'autorisation à ses stackeurs.

L'accord n'a alors pas été conclu, il a encore fallu que les tapis s'équilibrent un peu plus avant que le Français ne puisse "gamble" pour le trophée. Après un ultime coup chanceux et 2 heures de duel, le Français empoche 705,840€. Aldemir encaisse 655 840€ alors que le Hongrois Marton Czuczor complète le podium pour 364 460€.

Avec ce résultat, son 4e sacre sur un tournoi EPT, Benjamin atteint les 12,6 millions de gains en carrière et se rapproche du n°1 de la France All Time Money List, ElkY qui totalise lui 13,6 millions cumulés en Live.

Winner_EPT High Roller_Benjamin Pollak
Winner_EPT High Roller_Benjamin Pollak

Chipleader en début de finale, et vainqueur plus tôt dans la semaine pour presque 1,6 million d'euros, Sergio Aido s'incline finalement à la 6e place pour près de 200.000€. 20 joueurs se sont partagés la cagnotte de 3,374,630€ générée par 142 entrants sur ce tournoi qui a duré 3 jours.

"Tu es vraiment un adversaire de valeur, tu m'as donné un mal de crâne durant deux heures", a conclu le tricolore, habitué des fins de festival canons, à l'adresse du runner-up.

Le classement complet du tournoi

PlaceJoueurPaysPayout
VainqueurBenjamin PollakFrance€ 705,840
2Koray AldemirGermany€ 655,840
3Marton CzuczorHungary€ 364,460
4Laszlo BujtasHungary300,340€
5Michael AddamoAustralia241,290€
6Sergio AidoSpain188,980€
7Laurynas LevinskasLithuania141,730€
8Daniel DvoressCanada104,610€
9Joao VieiraPortugal80,990€
10Shyngis Satubayevkz€67,490
11David DayanBR€67,490
12Vicent Boscaes€59,060
13Mike Watsonca€59,060
14Luc Greenwoodca€53,990
15Mohsin Charaniaus€53,990
16Ivo BartolettiIT€48,930
17Sean Winterus€48,930
18Erik Seidelus€43,870
19Hideki Izutsujp€43,870
20Kristen Bicknellca€43,870
Winner_EPT High Roller_Benjamin Pollak
Winner_EPT High Roller_Benjamin Pollak

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Tags: Benjamin PollakDaniel DvoressJoao VieiraKoray AldemirLaszlo BujtasLaurynas LevinskasMarton CzuczorMichael AddamoSergio Aido

Koray Aldemir Eliminated in 2nd Place (€655,840*)

will_shill • Niveau 30: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

Koray Aldemir limped and Benjamin Pollak raised to 525,000. Aldemir called.

The flop came {k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Pollak continued for 450,000. Aldemir moved all in for 1,945,000.

Pollak asked for a count before saying "Gamble!" and throwing in a single chip to call.

Benjamin Pollak: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Koray Aldemir: {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The turn was the {2-Clubs} but the river {9-Spades} improved Pollak to a set, beating the top pair of Aldemir sending the German to the rail. He wins €655,840 for his second place finish after the players' heads-up deal.

Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 7,100,000 1,600,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de Eliminé

Tags: Benjamin PollakKoray Aldemir

Niveau:
30
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
160,000

Aldemir Finds a Lucky Double

[user339872] • Niveau 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Benjamin Pollak announced all in on the button and Koray Aldemir peeled one card at a time before nodding in approval. Aldemir stuck in the last of his 1,005,000 chips and the cards were tabled.

Koray Aldemir: {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Benjamin Pollak: {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Despite being in a dominated position, Aldemir picked up some outs on the {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop. The {9-Diamonds} on the turn gave Aldemir a straight and the {8-Spades} on the river secured the double up.

Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 4,970,000 -680,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 2,130,000 680,000

Tags: Koray AldemirBenjamin Pollak

Aldemir Down to 12 Big Blinds

will_shill • Niveau 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

Benjamin Pollak opened to 285,000 and Koray Aldemir called. The flop was {j-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and Aldemir check-called 275,000. Both players checked the {q-Spades} turn and the river was the {k-Spades}.

Aldemir check-folded to a bet of 630,000 from Pollak.

A few hands later, on a {9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop, Pollak checked to Aldemir who bet 120,000. Pollak check-raised to 305,000 and Aldemir folded.

Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 5,650,000 950,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 1,450,000 -950,000

Tags: Benjamin PollakKoray Aldemir

Pollak Barrels Three Streets

[user339872] • Niveau 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Koray Aldemir limped in on the button and Benjamin Pollak raised to 450,000. Aldemir called to see a flop of {k-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}. Pollak led out for 275,000 and Aldemir made the call.

The turn brought the {a-Spades} and Pollak slid in a bet of 575,000. Aldemir still called and the {3-Clubs} paired the board on the river. Pollak used a time bank before shoving all in for 1,975,000. Aldemir asked for a count and also used a time bank but elected to fold.

Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 4,700,000 350,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 2,400,000 -350,000

Tags: Koray AldemirBenjamin Pollak

A Deal Has Been Made

[user339872] • Niveau 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Deal Agreed
Deal Agreed

After a little more discussion and the chip stacks evening out, the two players have come to an agreement. They will each pocket €655,840 and continue to play for another €50,000 plus the trophy.

Pollak Moves Ahead

will_shill • Niveau 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

On a {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts} board, Benjamin Pollak check-called 120,000 from Koray Aldemir. The turn was the {3-Clubs}. Pollak check-called 470,000 from Aldemir.

The river was the {4-Diamonds}. Both players checked. Pollak showed {j-Diamonds}{2-Spades} which was good enough to take down the pot.

Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 4,350,000 710,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 2,750,000 -710,000

Tags: Benjamin PollakKoray Aldemir

Niveau:
29
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000