2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

€10,600 Main Event
Days: 1a

Update on the FPS Main Event and High Roller

Level 1 : 50-100, 0 ante
Jack Salter. Photo courtesy fo PokerStars.
Jack Salter. Photo courtesy fo PokerStars.

According to PokerStars, UKIPT London finalist Jack Salter is leading the last remaining 52 players in the €1,100 FPS Monaco Main Event with 968,000. Salter, 27, has some €450,000 in live tournament winnings including victory in a A$5,000 Aussie Millions side event in February and third place in the £1,100 UKIPT London Main Event in October. Salter won his seat to FPS Monaco in a €10+R 3x Turbo a month ago. He travels the international poker circuit with his brother Louis who bought in to FPS Monaco but failed to make Day 2.

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FPS Monaco was the €1,100 debut event of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final. There were 837 entries creating a €811,890 prize pool. The winner will receive €150,00 and the coveted FPS trophy; 111 players are being paid.

Also still in is 2013 French-Canadian PCA finalist Yann Dion. Dion, who has live tournament winnings of more than $850,000, was chip leader at the end of Day 1 and has 565,00 going in to Day 3. Russian player Roman Korenev, who was 8th at EPT9 Berlin and third in last year’s EPT Deauville High Roller, is also thriving with 630,000. UKIPT Edinburgh champion Nicolau Villa-Lobos, currently #3 in Brazil, is through with 581,000. He has more than $1 million in live tournament winnings and was runner-up in the WSOP-E High Roller event in Enghien last October for €450,000.

Other EPT regulars still in contention for the €150k first prize are Niall Farrell, who won the FTOPS Main Event last week, Spanish pro Oscar Blanco, PCA finalist and Estonian #1 Madis Muur, PokerStars Team Online’s Gabriel Nassif, French TV producer Alexandre Amiel, EPT Madrid runner-up Fraser MacIntyre, EPT Berlin runner-up Andrew Chen and Team PokerStars Pro Alex Kravchenko. PCA champion Dimitar Danchev bubbled the event in 112th place.

A total of 179 players won their seats for FPS Monaco and 24 are still in.

Big Names Dominate Day 2 of FPS High Roller

A whole bunch of big names are still in the €2k FPS High Roller which started yesterday with 306 players and is now down to 69 players. The current chip leader is Chinese player Chaofei Wang with 546,500 in chips. EPT serial qualifier Calvin Anderson is currently in third place with 376,500, while Mustapha Kanit is currently sixth with 308,500. EPT Prague winner Roberto Romanello is seventh with 296,000 and fellow Prague champion Martin Finger, who won the EPT London Super High Roller in October for £821,000, is ninth with 284,000.

Also still in is Louis Salter, whose brother Jack is leading Day 3 of the FPS Monaco Main Event. There were 306 runners in the €2K FPS High Roller creating a €593,640 prize pool with €119,000 for the winner and 39 players paid. Among the other 69 players still in contention are EPT Prague runner-up David Boyaciyan, EPT London finalist Leo McClean, Team PokerStars Pros Julien Brecard, Barry Greenstein and Christophe De Meulder, EPT Vilamoura winner Toby Lewis, Paul Berende, EPT London winner Benny Spindler, Griffin Benger, EPT Snowfest runner-up Russell Carson and EPT Barcelona Super High Roller champion Vitaly Lunkin.

*Updates courtesy of PokerStars.

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