Less than a week after taking down the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Super High Roller, Sergio Aido headlines the final table of the €25,000 High Roller. Aido took home €1,589,190 after defeating fellow Spaniard Jesus Cortes heads-up in that one.
Other big names through to the final day are Koray Aldemir and Michael Addamo. Just nine players remain from the 142 entries, and each is guaranteed €80,990, with the winner set to take home €809,930.
Final Table Standings
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Day 2 Recap
A total of ten players jumped into the €25,000 High Roller at the start of the day including Charlie Carrel, Ivan Leow, Bryn Kenney and Juan Pardo, although the Spaniard was the first elimination of the day after running into the aces of Ivo Bartoletti.
High Roller regular Mikita Badziakouski, Patrik Antonius and Vasily Klyukhin - who started the day second in chips - were also early bustouts as the field shrunk.
Sergio Aido, Sean Winter, Michael Addamo, and Marton Czuczor were all prominent at the top of the counts as the tournament headed on break with 30 players remaining and only 20 guaranteed to cash.
Only eight were to be eliminated over the next two level, including Sylvain Loosli, who ran eights into Erik Seidel's kings and Bryn Kenney, who tussled with Mike Watson and Luc Greenwood.
A new name emerged as chip leader at the three table redraw with Lithuanian Laurynas Levinskas loving life in the lead just four eliminations from the money. Viacheslav Goryachev and Dietrich Fast would bust before dinner just two off the money.
The bubble burst shortly after resumption. Keiji Takahashi was eliminated before Richard Yong's ace-queen fell foul of Levinskas's pocket queens, and the remaining 20 players were all guaranteed €43,870.
Payouts So Far
|10||Shyngis Satubayev||€ 67,490||16||Ivo Bartoletti||€ 48,930|
|11||David Dayan||€ 67,490||17||Sean Winter||€ 48,930|
|12||Vicent Bosca||€ 59,060||18||Erik Seidel||€ 43,870|
|13||Mike Watson||€ 59,060||19||Hideki Izutsu||€ 43,870|
|14||Luc Greenwood||€ 53,990||20||Kristen Bicknell||€ 43,870|
|15||Mohsin Charania||€ 53,990|
Notable players who cashed include Kristen Bicknell, who managed to grab herself a min-cash with less than five big blinds; Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel and €25,000 Single-Day High Roller runner-up Sean Winter.
In the mean time, Levinskas had moved up to over a million in chips, before Marton Czuczor joined him following the elimination of Mohsin Charania.
The duo were joined in the seven-figure chip camp by Aido after he sent David Dayan to the rail.
These three started the final table as the big stacks, but final table action was slow until the very final hand of the day, where Daniel Dvoress doubled into second in chips. He will be looking for revenge on Aido after a fourth-place finish in the €100,000 Super High Roller.
The two Hungarians in Czuczor and Laszlo Bujtas will no doubt be rooting for one another to do their country proud, with Benjamin Pollak and Joao Vieira further back.
Daniel Dvoress will be looking to follow in his countryman Timothy Adam's footsteps in taking down a High Roller here in Monte Carlo, whilst Koray Aldemir won't need any encouragement to add another €800,000 to his over $11m in lifetime cashes.
Here are the remaining payouts:
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The final day's play will resume at 12:30pm and PokerNews will be there every step of the way to catch every elimination and all the action!