EPT Grand Final Side Event Review: Seiver, Kenney, Former Rugby Pro Highlight Winners
This year, there were 78 events scheduled at the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final. Of the non-satellite events, nearly 30 have been completed, and there have been some big winners.
The fourth event of the series was the France Poker Series Monaco €1,100 Main Event. After attracting a large field of 993 entries, the top 143 players cashed with a top prize set at €177,000. Germany's Sebastian Supper finished as the last man standing, scoring by far the largest live tournament result of his poker career. Supper defeated Manuel Solsona (€107,500) in heads-up play at a final table that included Pablo Gordillo Caballero (€56,600), Joseph Mouawad (€43,800), and Luca Moschitta (€32,700).
Other notables who cashed in the FPS Monaco Main Event were Sergio Castelluccio (18th - €6,880), Rumen Nanev (41st - €3,110), Arnaud Mattern (48th - €3,110), Simon Deadman (59th - €2,670), Andre Akkari (69th - €2,670), Alexander Kuzmin (74th - €2,250), John Andress (83rd - €2,250), Timo Pfutzenreuter (94th - €2,250), Dimitar Danchev (105th - €2,010), Amos Ben Haim (117th - €2,010), Heinz Kamutzki (132nd - €1,790), and Jack Salter (142nd - €1,790).
In the FPS Monaco €2,200 High Roller, a field of 383 entries saw the top 55 reach the money. David Susigan, a 30-year-old former rugby player, earned the victory and a career best tournament score of €126,155 after a heads-up chop. Susigan defeated Yury Gulyy in second place (€109,345). Bryan Paris also reached the final table, but ultimately finished in fifth place (€42,300).
Other notables to cash in the FPS Monaco High Roller were Carlos Chadha (10th - €11,740), David Peters (13th - €10,180), Michael Tureniec (18th - €7,350), Nicolau Villa-Lobos (19th - €7,350), Joao Vieira (21st - €6,610), Ihar Soika (23rd - €6,610), Dermot Blain (26th - €5,870), Mohsin Charania (27th - €5,870), and Rhys Jones (39th - €4,390).
In another side event, the €5,200 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed, Brazil's David Dayan scored a six-figure prize of €104,000 when he topped a field of 78 entries. The top 11 finishers reached the money in this event, and Dayan had to contend with Dominik Nitsche (2nd - €74,000), Dan Heimiller (3rd - €48,400), and Tom Hall (6th - €23,100) at the final table.
In the €220 Women's Event, Isabel Baltazar scored top honors and €3,690 in prize money after she defeated a field of 65 entries. Elsewhere, Scott Seiver and Bryn Kenney also earned victories.
Seiver took down the €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed event for €75,900. He topped a field of 46 entries, and that is now three final tables for Seiver from the 2015 EPT Grand Final. This most recent result follows up his eighth-place finish in the €100,000 Super High Roller for €261,800 and his ninth-place finish in the €50,000 Super High Roller for €92,860. All told, Seiver has now earned €430,560 from this festival and there are still plenty more events to go.
Kenney won the €1,100 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em Bounty event for €20,000. There were 192 entries in the field, including Joao Brito (6th - €4,650), Jannick Wrang (11th - €1,710), and Andrey Konopelko (19th - €1,070).
Side Event Results
|No.||Event||Entries||Prize Pool||Winner||Country||First Prize|
|4||€1,100 FPS Monaco Main Event||993||€963,210||Sebastian Supper||Germany||€177,000|
|6||€330 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed||63||€18,333||Najib Hassani||Canada||€4,020|
|7||€550 Limit Hold'em 8 Handed||11||€5,335||Ismail Erkenov||Russia||€2,670|
|10||€330 FPS Monaco Cup||747||€217,377||Remy Bonnet||France||€25,220|
|12||€220 Turbo Pot-Limit Courcheval Hi-Lo||37||€7,178||Gregor Abmayr||Germany||€1,530|
|14||€100,000 Super High Roller||71||€6,888,420||Erik Seidel||USA||€2,015,000|
|15||€550 Limit Seven-Card Stud||21||€10,185||Sergio Braga||Brazil||€4,280|
|19||€2,200 FPS High Roller||383||€743,020||David Susigan||France||€126,155|
|20||€550 Limit Razz||21||€10,185||Nikolaos Panopoulos||Greece||€4,280|
|21||€110 Double-Elimination Flipout||33||€3,201||Kasra Pour Khomamy||Germany||€1,090|
|22||€110 Double-Elimination Flipout||22||€2,134||Victor Ilyukhin||UK||€900|
|23||€110 Double-Elimination Flipout||23||€2,231||Felix Stephensen||Norway||€940|
|25||€1,100 Hyper-Turbo No-Limit Hold'em||129||€125,130||Erich Friedl||Austria||€26,370|
|28||€220 Women's Event||65||€12,610||Isabel Baltazar||France||€3,690|
|31||€330 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em||327||€95,157||Hani Bahna||Canada||€17,330|
|34||€50,000 Super High Roller||66||€3,201,660||Mustapha Kanit||Italy||€936,500|
|35||€220 Senior's Event||89||€17,266||Paul Didier Obigand||France||€3,996|
|36||€220 Junior's Event||8||€1,552||Mikhail Bernovskii||Russia||€775|
|37||€550 Limit Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo||22||€10,670||Paolo Compagno||Switzerland||€4,480|
|38||€5,200 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed||78||€378,300||David Dayan||Brazil||€104,000|
|40||€2,150 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em Bounty||152||€142,880||Nikita Lebedev||Russia||€34,300|
|41||€330 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em "Win the Button!"||152||€44,232||Abraham Serrano||Spain||€10,600|
|43||€5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha||46||€223,100||Scott Seiver||USA||€75,900|
|44||€550 NL Turbo||79||€38,315||Elia Hanna||Lebanon||10530|
|45||€550 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo||32||€15,520||Harrazi Saber||France||€3,840|
|47||€1,100 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em Bounty||192||€90,240||Bryn Kenney||USA||€20,000|
|48||€120 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em "Deuces Wild" with Rebuys||77||€11,301||Frederic Berenger||France||€3,110|
|49||€550 Hyper-Turbo No-Limit Hold'em||130||€63,050||Yucel Eminoglu||Turkey||€11,050|
For more information on the results from the side events, please click here.
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