World Series of Poker Europe

EPT Grand Final Side Event Review: Seiver, Kenney, Former Rugby Pro Highlight Winners

Scott Seiver

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.EventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryFirst Prize
4€1,100 FPS Monaco Main Event993€963,210Sebastian SupperGermany€177,000
6€330 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed63€18,333Najib HassaniCanada€4,020
7€550 Limit Hold'em 8 Handed11€5,335Ismail ErkenovRussia€2,670
10€330 FPS Monaco Cup747€217,377Remy BonnetFrance€25,220
12€220 Turbo Pot-Limit Courcheval Hi-Lo37€7,178Gregor AbmayrGermany€1,530
14€100,000 Super High Roller71€6,888,420Erik SeidelUSA€2,015,000
15€550 Limit Seven-Card Stud21€10,185Sergio BragaBrazil€4,280
19€2,200 FPS High Roller383€743,020David SusiganFrance€126,155
20€550 Limit Razz21€10,185Nikolaos PanopoulosGreece€4,280
21€110 Double-Elimination Flipout33€3,201Kasra Pour KhomamyGermany€1,090
22€110 Double-Elimination Flipout22€2,134Victor IlyukhinUK€900
23€110 Double-Elimination Flipout23€2,231Felix StephensenNorway€940
25€1,100 Hyper-Turbo No-Limit Hold'em129€125,130Erich FriedlAustria€26,370
28€220 Women's Event65€12,610Isabel BaltazarFrance€3,690
31€330 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em327€95,157Hani BahnaCanada€17,330
34€50,000 Super High Roller66€3,201,660Mustapha KanitItaly€936,500
35€220 Senior's Event89€17,266Paul Didier ObigandFrance€3,996
36€220 Junior's Event8€1,552Mikhail BernovskiiRussia€775
37€550 Limit Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo22€10,670Paolo CompagnoSwitzerland€4,480
38€5,200 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed78€378,300David DayanBrazil€104,000
40€2,150 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em Bounty152€142,880Nikita LebedevRussia€34,300
41€330 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em "Win the Button!"152€44,232Abraham SerranoSpain€10,600
43€5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha46€223,100Scott SeiverUSA€75,900
44€550 NL Turbo79€38,315Elia HannaLebanon10530
45€550 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo32€15,520Harrazi SaberFrance€3,840
47€1,100 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em Bounty192€90,240Bryn KenneyUSA€20,000
48€120 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em "Deuces Wild" with Rebuys77€11,301Frederic BerengerFrance€3,110
49€550 Hyper-Turbo No-Limit Hold'em130€63,050Yucel EminogluTurkey€11,050

For more information on the results from the side events, please click here.

*Lead photo courtesy of PokerStars.

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