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Day 5 Completed
Chorny earned an astounding $3,198,500 for his win, the largest prize ever handed out at a European poker tournament.
Congratulations to all the final table participants for a fantastic tournament and a grueling yet entertaining day of poker today.
That wraps up our coverage from beautiful Monte Carlo. Our next stop on the tournament trail lands us in Salzberg, Austria for the PokerNews Cup - we look forward to your company then!
Hand #274 - Glen Chorny Wins the 2008 PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final ($3,198,500), Denes Kalo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,866,790)
The flop is pairing Chorny's ace. The turn is the , the river is the, and after only a two-hand heads-up match, Chorny is our 2008 PokerStars EPT Grand Final champion, winning $3,198,500!
Denes Kalo makes his second runner-up finish on the EPT this season, collecting a $1,866,790 payday.
Glen Chorny - 11,360,000
Denes Kalo - 1,265,000
Ironically enough, Kalo finished second to Julian Thew earlier this year at EPT Baden, and while we're not doubting Kalo's comeback skills, it looks as if he's headed in that same direction today.
Stay tuned for the conclusion...
Maxime Villemure completes from the small blind and Glen Chorny checks his option in the big blind.
The action checks through to the turn on a board of , where Villemure check-calls the 200,000 bet from Chorny. The river lands the and Villemure this time leads out with a 550,000 bet into the middle. Villemure is noticeably coughing during this hand. Chorny suddenly comes over the top all in and Villemure insta-calls.
Both players show a straight but Chorny holds the nut straight, which sees an unfortunate Maxime Villemure sent home after a courageous five days of play in third place for a tidy payday of $1,132,107.