When you think of Monte Carlo, it's not hard to conjure up an image of a high roller. At the Monte-Carlo Casino, there were no shortage of thrill-seeking high rollers looking to take a shot at the EPT Grand Final €100K Super High Roller trophy… and a suitcase stuffed with Euros. Your average high roller event attracts the usual cast of European sharks, yet only a handful of deep-pocketed scions of wealth donated to an obvious lost cause. Even the wealthiest gamblers on the planet know when to avoid shark-infested waters that spell nothing except: D-O-O-M. This year's EPT Gand Final €100K SHR event attracted 46 unique players with several digging deep, deep into their pockets for an additional 15 re-entries. The total prize pool hovered around €6 million with first place winning a hefty cut of the pie with a €1,775,500 payday.
Michael “Timex” McDonald bubbled off the final table in ninth place and Erik Seidel was dunzo in tenth place. Seidel, who seems to rise to the occasion whenever he plays a high roller event, found himself in deep shit when he made a final stand with A-Q against Igor Kurganov's Big Slick. Only the top 8 places pay out in this SHR event. Everyone at the final table locked up a min-cash worth €236,750. Here's the live blog coverage leading up to the final table courtesy of PokerStars Blog. Iran's Ali Reza Fateh ended the day as the big stack. Although he has a wide chip advantage to work with, Ali Reza Fateh is going to have to fend off big stacks from online legends like lasagnaaammm and Stevie444.
EPT Grand Final - €100,000 Super High Roller
Entrants: 61 (46 entries; 15 re-entries)
Prize Pool: €5,918,220
1. Ali Reza Fatehi (Iran) 5,180,000
2. Stephen Chidwick (UK) 2,920,000
3. Mustapha Kanit (Italy) 2,200,000
4. Ole Schemion (Germany) 1,685,000
5. Igor Kurganov (Russia) 1,230,000
6. Ivan Luca (Argentina) 935,000
7. Sam Greenwood (Canada) 855,000
8. Paul Newey (UK) 250,000
SHR Final Table Payouts: