At the largest tournament EPT 2019, which took place in Monte Carlo with an entrance fee of 100 thousand euros, won Sergio Aido from Spain. This player is 30 years old, and he was able to earn 1,589,190 euros in this tournament. If you calculate the total amount of his prize money in live games, he will exceed $ 10 million.
At the same time, in the final, Aido had a very small stack for 7 big blinds, and he had to play against very professional players, including Sam Greenwood, Jesus Cortez, Victor Malinovsky, Daniel Dvoress and Nikita Bodyakovsky. But despite his big lag, Sergio managed to gain a stack and beat 52 participants, which in the end made up a rather large total fund of $ 5 million.
Belarusian Victor Malinovsky first time I got to such a big super high roller competition. He is more into online games, where he is known under the pseudonym limitless. His professional career began with freerolls, from where he moved within two years to NL5K.
Malinovsky had a serious stack advantage in the final, but ended up losing to Aido with an ace and an eight against Aido and Aido's king. As a result, he left with seventh place, taking with him 264,860 euros. Most likely, in the very near future, we should expect his return in new live tournaments.
Have Bodyakovsky there were kings in his pocket in the final, but he failed when he played with them against the aces that Cortez had. As a result, Nikita has only one blind left in the pot. Then Cortez again got good suited cards (ace and queen), which allowed him to again beat the Belarusian player, who eventually left with the fifth place, taking 428 830 euros with him.
Sergio, despite a good start in the final, was able to quickly build up his stack and go heads-up with Jesus Cortez, which ended quite quickly. Thanks to this, Sergio now has a new title, and he was also able to take with him the biggest winnings of his entire career as a player in live tournaments.
The results of this final are as follows:
- Sergio is on the first line with a prize money of 1,589,190 euros;
- In second place is Jesus Cortez (also from Spain) with a prize of 1,147,750 euros;
- In third place is Sam Greenwood from Canada, who earned 731 530 euros in the tournament;
- On the fourth line is another Canadian player Daniel Dvoress with a winnings of 554,950 euros;
- Belarusian Nikita Bodyakovsky received 428 830 euros for the fifth place;
- Charlie Carell, finishing in sixth place, took 327 930 euros;
- In seventh place is Viktor Malinovsky from Poland (but Belarusian by birth), who earned 264 860 euros.