2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo

€10,200 Mystery Bounty
Jours 1
Event Info

2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
60,000 / 120,000
Info Joueurs - Jour 1
Joueurs Survivants

€10,200 Mystery Bounty

Jour 1 terminé

Strong Turnout for €10,200 Mystery Bounty So Far; Heath Runs the Hottest on Day 1

Niveau 8 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Ben Heath
Ben Heath

The return of the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® at Le Sporting on the French Riviera has seen a successful start of the series in the first high stakes competition. Event #4 €10,200 Mystery Bounty High Roller has attracted a field of 71 entries for a cash prize pool of €333,700 so far.

However, the late registration and re-entry period remains open for the first two levels on Day 2 which makes it all but guaranteed to see the field size grow further. Upon completion of eight levels of 30 minutes each, only 50 players remained and the UK's Ben Heath topped the leaderboard with a stack of 404,500. Heath was responsible for the first elimination of the day when he knocked out PokerStars ambassador Sam Grafton and stayed near the top of the leaderboard all day long.

Brazilian online regularLuciano De Hollanda follows in second place (340,500) while Spanish High Roller regular Sergi Reixach (300,500) rounds up the overnight podium. In a field filled with notable poker pros from near and far, other big names in the top ten include Sam Greenwood (277,000), Alex Kulev (269,000), Timothy Adams (264,000), and 2021 WSOP Europe bracelet winner Andriy Lyubovetskiy (227,000).

Top 10 Chip Counts Event #4 €10,200 Mystery Bounty

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds Day 2
1Ben HeathUnited Kingdom404,500135
2Luciano De HollandaBrazil340,500114
3Sergi ReixachSpain300,500100
4Sam GreenwoodCanada277,00092
5Kayhan Mokri RoshanfekrNorway274,00091
6Alex KulevBulgaria269,00090
7Timothy AdamsCanada264,00088
8Guram AndronikashviliUnited Kingdom241,00080
9Boris KolevBulgaria233,50078
10Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine227,00076

Grafton was the only PokerStars ambassador to enter the field and upon returning for the second and final entry, the jovial Brit nearly doubled his stack before taking a late hit. He will have his work cut out in the opening stages of the final day as 28,500 in chips represents fewer than ten big blinds total for level nine, which recommences at blinds of 1,500-3,000 and a big blind ante of 3,000.

Among the returning players will also be Dario Sammartino, Gaelle Baumann, Daniel Dvoress, Joao Vieira, Jean-Noel Thorel, Koray Aldemir, Dimitar Danchev, recent 2022 Irish Open champion Steve O'Dwyer, Stephen Chidwick, Davidi Kitai and Adrian Mateos.

While it was a rather short day on the felt with just four hours of poker action, there were also some high caliber casualties. Andras Nemeth was eliminated twice and won't be returning for Day 2 while Erik Seidel, Byron Kaverman, Orpen Kisacikoglu, Christian Rudolph, and Pascal Lefrancois all just fired one bullet so far.

Ali Imsirovic was among the latest entries on Day 1 and lost his entire stack within two hands against Sammartino when he first missed a straight draw and then ran a suited jack into the aces of the Italian. The High Roller serial winner has one more shot at the action and is expected to return for the final day of the event.

Day 2 will recommence at 12.30 local time and the High Rollers return to their usual playing ground in the America's Room, a separate small building which typically hosted most high stakes competitions during previous EPT stops in Monte-Carlo. Two levels of late registration remain and entries at the very last minute for the start of level 11 will have 20 big blinds at their disposal.

The tournament also features a Mystery Bounty format, which comes into play when the cash money bubble has burst. Stay tuned for the conclusion of the event as the PokerNews team will be on the floor until a winner has been crowned.

Tags: Adrian MateosAlex KulevAli ImsirovicAndras NemethBen HeathDario SammartinoGaelle BaumannKoray AldemirLuciano De HollandaSam GraftonSam GreenwoodSergi ReixachStephen ChidwickSteve O'DwyerTimothy Adams

Event #4: €10,200 Mystery Bounty Day 2 Seat Draw

Niveau 8 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
12Motoyoshi OkamuraJapan175,00058
13Yannick SchumacherGermany20,5007
15Sirzat HissouGermany177,00059
16Pavel VekslerUkraine102,50034
17Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine227,00076
23Boris KolevBulgaria233,50078
24Dimitar DanchevBulgaria102,00034
25Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom28,50010
27Tamon NakamuraJapan129,50043
29Jimmy GuerreroFrance150,00050
31Ben HeathEngland404,500135
33Pedro GaragnaniBrazil82,00027
35Lukasz Szymon GrossmannPoland60,00020
38Ognyan DimovBulgaria41,00014
39Bruno VolkmannBrazil77,50026
42Dario SammartinoItaly225,00075
44Sergi ReixachSpain300,500100
45Steve O'DwyerIreland74,00025
48Diego VenturaPeru155,00052
49Mikhail NikolaevLatvia138,00046
51Imad DerwicheFrance120,00040
52Belarmino De SouzaBrazil155,50052
54Stephen ChidwickEngland65,00022
55Gaelle BaumannFrance170,50057
57Rodrigo SeijiBrazil50,50017
61Jean-Noel ThorelFrance115,00038
62Guram AndronikashviliEngland241,00080
63Thomas MuehloeckerAustria70,50024
67Alex KulevBulgaria269,00090
68Paul NeweyEngland49,50017
73Vicent Bosca RamonSpain138,50046
76Koray AldemirAustria102,50034
77Daniel DvoressCanada142,00047
78Adrian MateosSpain33,50011
79Tsugunari TomaJapan63,50021
82Farid JattinColombia92,50031
84Fast DietrichGermany71,00024
86Kayhan Mokri RoshanfekrNorway274,00091
87Espen JorstadNorway100,50034
89Joao VieiraPortugal182,00061
91Masashi OyaJapan30,50010
92Timothy AdamsCanada264,00088
94Claas SegebrechtAustria169,00056
96Rodrigo SelouanBrazil158,00053
98Sylvain LoosliFrance88,00029
101Marius GierseAustria113,00038
103Davidi KitaiMonaco60,00020
106Daniel RezaeiAustria179,00060
107Sam GreenwoodCanada277,00092
108Luciano De HollandaBrazil340,500114

Chips (complet)

Niveau 8 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
404,500 54,500
Luciano De Hollanda br
Luciano De Hollanda
340,500 110,500
Sergi Reixach es
Sergi Reixach
300,500 175,500
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
277,000 17,000
Kayhan Mokri no
Kayhan Mokri
274,000 44,000
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
269,000 -1,000
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
264,000 209,000
Guram Andronikashvili gb
Guram Andronikashvili
241,000 76,000
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
233,500 38,500
Andriy Lyubovetskiy ua
Andriy Lyubovetskiy
227,000 77,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
182,000 -56,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
179,000 -31,000
Sirzat Hissou de
Sirzat Hissou
177,000 -26,000
Motoyoshi Okamura jp
Motoyoshi Okamura
175,000 -40,000
Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
170,500 -34,500
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
169,000 14,000
Rodrigo Selouan br
Rodrigo Selouan
158,000 -17,000
Belarmino De Souza br
Belarmino De Souza
155,500 -49,500
Diego Ventura pe
Diego Ventura
155,000 45,000
Jimmy Guerrero fr
Jimmy Guerrero
150,000 -10,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
142,000 62,000
Vicent Bosca Ramon es
Vicent Bosca Ramon
138,500 -41,500
Mikhail Nikolaev lv
Mikhail Nikolaev
138,000 48,000
Tamon Nakamura jp
Tamon Nakamura
129,500 -10,500

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5 Français au Jour 2 du Mystery Bounty

Niveau 8 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Gaelle Baumann
Gaelle Baumann

50 des 71 entrants ont emballé des jetons dont Gaëlle Baumann, Jimmy Guerrero ou Sylvain Loosli... Erik Seidel a été l'ultime éliminé de ce Jour 1 durant lequel Ben Heath s'est emparé des commandes.

Vendredi, chaque participant se verra remettre un token qu'il gardera jusqu'à son élimination. Le bourreau aura le droit de tirer une prime mystère... frissons garantis !

Gaelle Baumann 170,500
Jimmy Guerrero 150,000
Imad Derwiche 120,000
Jean-Noel Thorel 115,000
Sylvain Loosli 88,000

Late Exit for Imsirovic

Niveau 8 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

Ali Imsirovic was caught on a move as he jammed the {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{7-Hearts} river and Dario Sammartino called all-in. The {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} of Imsirovic had missed a gutshot and only made the bottom pair, which Sammartino had beat holding the {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}.

Down to the final 20,000, Imsirovic got it in right after in the penultimate hand of the night with the {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Sammartino snap-called with the {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} and remained ahead throughout the {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} board to send Imsirovic to the rail.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
225,000 115,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic

Tags: Ali ImsirovicDario Sammartino

Segebrecht Doubles Through Schumacher

Niveau 8 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

Claas Segebrecht ended up all-in and at risk preflop out of the big blind for the last 74,000 and had the best of it with the {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}. Yannick Schumacher was trailing with the {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} but spiked a flush draw on the {k-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop. Nothing changed with the {q-Hearts} turn and {8-Diamonds} river as Segebrecht on the other side of the table inquired "did you have a flush draw?"

"I had," Schumacher replied very briefly.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
155,000 70,000
Yannick Schumacher de
Yannick Schumacher
20,000 -52,000

Tags: Claas SegebrechtYannick Schumacher

Final Three Hands of the Night

Niveau 8 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

The clocks were stopped with just under ten minutes left in the level and all those with chips at their disposal will play a maximum of three more hands until bagging and tagging. No longer among them is Ramiro Petrone as the Argentinian was eliminated while Imad Derwiche was a late re-entry.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Imad Derwiche fr
Imad Derwiche
100,000 100,000
Ramiro Petrone ar
Ramiro Petrone

Tags: Imad DerwicheRamiro Petrone

Selouan Doubles Through Gierse

Niveau 8 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Rodrigo Selouan
Rodrigo Selouan

Following a 5,500 raise by Jimmy Guerrero, Marius Gierse three-bet to 15,500 and Rodrigo Selouan then jammed for 85,000 from the very next seat. Guerrero got out of the way while Gierse called to set up the following coin flip.

Rodrigo Selouan: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Marius Gierse: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The jacks not only held up but further improved to a full house on the {5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{4-Clubs} board for the Brazilian to double.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Rodrigo Selouan br
Rodrigo Selouan
175,000 120,000
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
65,000 -35,000

Tags: Jimmy GuerreroMarius GierseRodrigo Selouan

Heath Topples De Souza

Niveau 8 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

Ben Heath raised to 5,500 and Belarmino De Souza called on the button. The {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop was checked and Heath bet the {q-Diamonds} turn for 8,000. De Souza raised to 25,500 for Heath to call and the {8-Spades} fell on the river. Both players checked once more and Heath flashed an ace-queen for the top two pair to rake in the pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
350,000 70,000
Belarmino De Souza br
Belarmino De Souza
205,000 -30,000

Tags: Belarmino De SouzaBen Heath