2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT

Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Fatehi Tops Day 1b; Kolonias, Panyak and Toma Bag Big

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Ali Reza Fatehi
Ali Reza Fatehi

As expected, the second starting day of the 2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT €5,300 Main Event drew a far bigger field than the 282 entries of Day 1a and the Salle des Etoiles saw a total of 480 entries emerge. That includes 72 re-entries and the total number of entries for the Main Event has increased to 762, however that is still subject to change with the registration and single re-entry option available until the start of Day 2 on Monday, April 30, at 12 p.m. local time.

After ten full levels of one hour each, the Day 1b field has been cut down all the way to just 186 hopefuls and Ali Reza Fatehi soared to the top after bagging up 289,300. It had been quite an eventful festival and day for the businessman from Iran, who finished third in the €100,000 Super High Roller already. Fatehi took part in the €50,000 Super High Roller, busted before the money and his first bullet in the €5,300 Main Event lasted all but half a dozen hands.

However, he immediately jumped back in and doubled up right away. On his way to the top of the leader board, Fatehi cracked the pocket aces of Raffaele Carnevale when he hit two pair on the river with jack-seven. Another double elimination with quad deuces against the ace-king of Yehoram Houri and pocket aces of another player ensured his top spot in the last level of the night, however Mark Demirdjian remains in the overall lead with his 350,500 from Day 1a.

Tsugunari Toma
Tsugunari Toma among the big stacks after Day 1b

Several other notables bagged up big stacks on the second starting day including Alexandros Kolonias (238,000), Maxim Panyak (219,400), Denis Timofeev (210,000), Ranno Sootla (205,000), Tsugunari Toma (204,500), Andrei Boghean (200,000), Jason Wheeler (195,000), Gary Miller (185,900), Said Butba (182,900), Saar Wilf (175,100), Federico Petruzzelli (174,500) and Hossein Ensan (135,000). Kolonias and Panyak have sweet memories from right here at Monaco, the former finished 2nd in the €25,750 High Roller in 2016 for €805,900 while Panyak was 5th in the 2017 PokerStars Championship €5,300 Main Event.

Two PokerStars Team Pros advanced from Day 1b in Andre Akkari (119,000) and Fatima Moreira De Melo (48,700), while Pokerstars ambassador Maria Konnikova played twice without success. On her second entry, Konnikova four-bet all in for 17 big blinds with pocket jacks and Josip Simunic got there with ace-ten. Two-time EPT Main Event champion Victoria Coren Mitchell was unable to bag up chips on Day 1a, however the second attempt worked much better and she made it through with 96,500.

Victoria Coren-Mitchell
Victoria Coren-Mitchell still on track for third EPT title

Among those to bust throughout the ten levels were such familiar names as Benny Glaser, Andreas Klatt, Pierre Calamusa, Raffaele Sorrentino, Kalidou Sow, Michal Mrakes, Akin Tuna, Dominik Nitsche and EPT National Championship €1,100 Main Event winner Guillaume Diaz.

Klatt failed with a nut-flush draw against the pocket aces of Franck Makaci to lose a massive pot while Sow's two pair with an ace was no good against better two pair. Calamusa check-shoved a ten-high river with trey-four suited for a pair and busted straight draw, but Ranno Sootla's “live read” with king-ten for top pair sent the Frenchman to the rail. Last but not least, Diaz lost his remaining seven big blinds with ace-ten against the ace-deuce suited of Mikhail Korotkikh.

The survivors of both starting tables will combine for Day 2 and 286 hopefuls out of the 762 entries remain, the registration will close once the cards are back in the air at noon. Action resumes in level 11 with blinds of 800-1,600 and a big blind ante of 1,600. Five levels of 90 minutes are scheduled and a 30 second shot clock will be in play as of Day 2 and until the conclusion of the event.

As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to cover all the action, so make sure to tune back in regularly and find out who becomes the next EPT champion.

Main Event Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Maya GellerUSA34,10021
12Yichuan YeChina24,30015
13Tuomo NiskanenFinland49,10031
14Viacheslav GoryachevRussia38,30024
15Jonathan ProudfootUK31,70020
16Frederic SteinbachFrance91,40057
17Isaac HaxtonUSA28,40018
18Jeffrey HakimLebanon41,70026
21Alan Rocamora GarciaSpain72,50045
22Gary MillerUK185,900116
23Jonathan ConcepcionSpain54,70034
24Patrick BruelFrance103,50065
26Brian AltmanUSA47,00029
27Stanislav KolenoSlovakia17,00011
28Tomas JozonisLithuania93,50058
31Mark DemirdjianCanada350,500219
32Fabrice MaltezFrance20,60013
34Dario SammartinoItaly104,40065
35Ali ChaiebFrance67,40042
36Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussia26,00016
37Dragos TrofimovMoldova94,10059
38Dimitar DanchevBulgaria129,10081
41Ranno SootlaEstonia205,000128
42Xia LinChina51,90032
43Said ButbaRussia182,900114
44Rony HalimiFrance52,70033
45Philippe NarboniFrance45,80029
46Olivier FerreroFrance57,40036
47Jean KojaFrance29,60019
48Muhamet PeratiItaly59,30037
51Robert SchiffbauerUSA15,60010
52Ivo BartolettiItaly137,10086
53Ricardo GraellsSwitzerland18,10011
54Erik SeidelUSA57,50036
55Mazin KhouryUK209,000131
57Matthias TikerpeEstonia115,90072
58Daniel DvoressCanada47,70030
61Andreas FreundAustria24,20015
62Robert KaggerudNorway64,20040
63Samir MoukawemLebanon72,90046
65Andre HanebergAustria130,80082
66Armando Di GiorgioItaly47,50030
67Alexandros KoloniasGreece238,000149
68Adrian TulbureRomania30,80019
71Andrei BogheanRomania200,000125
72Walid Bou HabibLebanon95,00059
73Stefan HuberSwitzerland55,00034
74Arseniy MeshcheryakovRussia27,70017
75Javier Fernandez AlonsoSpain139,00087
76Kilian LoefflerGermany36,00023
77Julian StuerAustria95,00059
81Nicolas BorlotFrance56,10035
82Arnaud PeyrolesFrance53,60034
83Shiguang ZengChina55,60035
84Pierre MorinFrance112,70070
85Mikhail KorotkikhRussia55,00034
86Fatima Moreira De MeloNetherlands48,70030
87Paul ByrneUK58,70037
91Wei HuangChina120,10075
92Sadri SalehCanada60,10038
93Markku KoplimaaEstonia79,80050
94Federico PetruzzelliItaly174,500109
95Christoph VogelsangGermany17,50011
97Paul LintonUK74,70047
98Timothy AdamsCanada115,40072
101Zoltan SzaboHungary46,00029
102Toby Orion BoasUSA150,10094
104Fred WeissFrance42,60027
105Franck MakaciFrance48,70030
106Jose GonzalesArgentina134,50084
107Raffaele CarnevaleItaly52,70033
108Guntis AleskinsLatvia57,00036
111Bahram ChobinehIran86,90054
112Eric SfezFrance172,500108
113David PetersUSA191,300120
114Volodymyr DrokinUkraine82,40052
115Antal RothHungary85,00053
116Paul TedeschiFrance26,50017
117Boris KuzmanovicCroatia157,40098
118John JuandaIndonesia129,80081
121Anthony BlanchardFrance95,70060
122Alexander DonevSwitzerland61,80039
123John MooneyUK146,00091
125Mamouni SmainCanada90,60057
126Jake CodyUK18,30011
127Snjezana MilisaCroatia25,50016
128Aleksandr SheshukovRussia127,00079
131Florent EstegassyFrance71,00044
132Vadim Kuvshinkov VadimRussia44,40028
133Sylvain LoosliFrance55,80035
134Christophe LarqueminFrance36,80023
135Arthur ConanFrance27,00017
136Paul HoeferGermany40,20025
137Sosia JiangNew Zealand90,90057
138Ouri CohenFrance50,10031
141Tsugunari TomaJapan204,500128
142Ghassan BitarGhana62,50039
143Thomas LilamandFrance100,00063
144Denis TimofeevRussia210,000131
145Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine173,000108
146Nicolas DumontFrance116,10073
147Antonio ScalziItaly60,20038
148Ole SchemionGermany104,90066
151Lily KilettoUSA138,00086
152Sara NassarLebanon40,90026
153Andrey DemidovRussia69,70044
154Jack SalterUK30,70019
155Hayg BademFrance100,90063
156Marius ToverudNorway22,80014
157Alan MutschlechnerItaly56,30035
158Felix BleikerSwitzerland44,00028
161Ermo KoskEstonia53,30033
162Jan BednarCzech Republic96,20060
163Gavin O'RourkeIreland74,00046
164Andrei ZarojanuRomania27,50017
165Wei LinFrance55,50035
166Claudio Di GiacomoItaly112,00070
167Liwei SunChina131,50082
171Jason WheelerUSA195,000122
172Gary HassonBelgium11,4007
173Ondrej DrozdCzech Republic141,80089
174Ville Tapio SissonenFinland35,40022
175Pasquale BracoItaly168,900106
176Firas NassarLebanon82,70052
177Luca MarchettiItaly39,40025
178Roberto MusuItaly47,90030
181Celina LinChina28,20018
182David EggenbergerSwitzerland57,10036
184David LascarFrance61,80039
185Jack SinclairUK27,60017
186Hubert MatuszewskiPoland70,20044
187Anton KrausBulgaria91,50057
188Luke HawardUK12,5008
191Patrik AntoniusFinland66,50042
192Xixiang LuoChina60,00038
193Oshri LahmaniIsrael39,50025
195Christophe De MeulderBelgium69,90044
196Adrian MateosSpain126,50079
197Javier Gomez ZapateroSpain33,20021
198Jean-Jacques ZeitounFrance36,50023
201Benjamin ChicheporticheFrance90,40057
202Philipp SalewskiGermany56,30035
203Jean-Louis PerezFrance60,60038
204Ekrem SaniogluTurkey128,30080
205Dan AbouafFrance193,000121
206David Tovar LasierraSpain90,00056
207Nikola DamcevskiFrance60,70038
208Philipp GruissemGermany38,00024
211Massou CohenFrance84,00053
212Carlos Ibarra GonzalezChile77,80049
213Randy LewUSA74,40047
214Andres KornGermany162,900102
215Andreas EilerGermany57,50036
216[Removed:17]New Zealand150,00094
217Saar WilfIsrael175,000109
218Krisztian GyorgyiHungary80,10050
221Chaofei WangChina64,90041
222Dan DjornoFrance40,70025
224Fabio SperlingGermany114,10071
225Alexis FleurFrance134,30084
226Colin RobinsonUSA95,30060
227Alain GoldbergSwitzerland45,00028
228James HoeppnerUSA18,10011
231Jeffrey ColpittsCanada30,40019
232Yong WangChina84,30053
233Sam GreenwoodCanada17,70011
235Lucas ReevesUK68,40043
236Alexandre Le VaillantFrance23,90015
237Akseli PaalanenFinland91,50057
238Sonny FrancoFrance36,80023
241Johan GuilbertFrance12,8008
243Ghassan El-HossUK114,30071
244Davor LaniniItaly27,90017
245Pascal HartmannGermany10,5007
246Seth FischerCanada11,0007
247Stephane DejeanFrance64,00040
248Christian ArisFrance24,20015
251Tibor NagygyorgyHungary49,50031
252Julian ThomasGermany57,10036
253Borge SandsgaardNorway33,20021
254Antoine SaoutFrance123,10077
255Romain LewisFrance126,40079
256Maroun JazzarLebanon86,20054
257Andre AkkariBrazil119,00074
258Makram SaberLebanon40,00025
261Leo FernandezSpain66,70042
262Mario GarrasiItaly78,00049
263Jorge Lores GalavisSpain26,20016
264Conor BeresfordUK181,500113
265Milos LalovicSerbia53,50033
266Lars BondingDenmark46,00029
267Yen Han ChenTaiwan59,30037
271Nicola D'AnselmoItaly47,20030
272Lukasz CyganPoland83,00052
273Paul NeweyUK30,30019
274Hossein EnsanGermany135,00084
275Hassan EzzeldineLebanon89,40056
276Danut ChisuRomania109,60069
277Michel EidLebanon80,20050
278Adrien DelmasFrance37,00023
281Ryan RiessUSA34,10021
282Victoria Coren MitchellUK96,50060
284Laurent PatroniFrance171,300107
285Vlado BanicevicMontenegro54,10034
286Boutros NaimLebanon108,90068
287Nicola GriecoItaly77,00048
288Marcin ChmielewskiPoland75,90047
291Thierry BrigitteFrance65,40041
292Gaelle BaumannFrance36,70023
293Hani El AssaadLebanon51,00032
294Eric QuFrance114,00071
295Clemente Malheiro CarreiraPortugal75,00047
296Georgios VrakasGreece82,80052
297Quentin LecomteFrance51,00032
298Thomas PetterssonSweden79,80050
301Shyngis SatubayevKazakhstan152,10095
302Joe MouawadLebanon78,10049
303Lucien CohenFrance68,70043
304Samuel KiourktchianFrance56,00035
305Ionut-Flavius VoineaRomania161,600101
306Yorane KerignardFrance126,00079
307Dinesh AltSwitzerland38,40024
311Nathan GozlanFrance41,40026
312Makoto HagaJapan198,600124
313Thierry GogniatFrance133,00083
314Roman EmelyanovRussia35,40022
316Elie GhazalLebanon20,50013
317Dmitry VarlamovRussia62,90039
318Yury KanunnikovRussia166,100104
321Giuliano BendinelliItaly120,90076
322Francois EvardSwitzerland59,10037
323Remy LubespereFrance115,40072
324Andrey IvlevRussia11,2007
325Nick PetrangeloUSA213,000133
327Mark TeltscherUK54,00034
328Pavel IgnatovRussia44,40028
331Sebastian Von ToperczerGermany62,90039
332Carl-Fredrik TingvallSweden100,00063
333Pierre BarthelemyFrance74,10046
334Jose Nunez FernandezSpain34,50022
335Emil PatelUSA25,20016
336Karim SouaidSwitzerland129,40081
337Samy OuellaniFrance105,30066
338Govert MetaalNetherlands89,80056
341Jimmy GuerreroFrance67,00042
342Philipp KaempfGermany56,00035
343Pablo MelognoUruguay105,30066
344Manuel RuivoPortugal52,10033
345Christopher FrankGermany126,70079
346Maria LampropulosArgentina60,00038
347Daniel KoningerGermany18,00011
348Aryeh Leon RoseUSA28,00018
351Davidi KitaiBelgium96,20060
352Dario TalioItaly22,40014
353Bruno LopesFrance48,30030
354Georgios KarakousisGreece124,00078
355Vlad DarieRomania122,00076
356Maxim PanyakRussia219,400137
357Jan-Eric SchwippertGermany35,00022
358Antoine LabatFrance42,30026
361Rainer KempeGermany87,00054
362Justin BonomoUSA32,40020
363Francesco GriecoItaly76,40048
364Paraschos StavridisGreece33,00021
365Jens VintherDenmark25,40016
366Michel AbecassisFrance41,50026
368Florian MaurerAustria78,30049
371Martynas ValantiejusLithuania56,20035
373Jacques GuenniFrance77,30048
374Martin FingerGermany36,90023
375Josip SimunicAustria62,40039
376Michael GlickUSA210,000131
377Ali Reza FatehiIran289,300181
378Christoph StrehlAustria38,70024
381Andreas KajuEstonia153,10096
382Henri KasperEstonia93,40058
383Aroldo FioroniSwitzerland17,70011
384Arianna SonUSA47,10029
385Honglin JiangNew Zealand63,30040
386Hicham MoussaNigeria97,70061
387Leo MargetsSpain49,30031
388Nadim Hage AliFrance70,00044

Tags: Alexandros KoloniasAli Reza FatehiAndreas KlattBenny GlaserDenis TimofeevGuillaume DiazHossein EnsanKalidou SowMaria KonnikovaRaffaele SorrentinoRanno SootlaTsugunari TomaVictoria Coren Mitchell

End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

A recap of today's action is to follow, and the full chip counts will be provided when PokerNews receives them.

Player Chips Progress
Ali Reza Fatehi ir
Ali Reza Fatehi
Day 1B Chip Leader
289,300 4,300
Alexandros Kolonias gr
Alexandros Kolonias
238,000 208,000
Maxim Panyak ru
Maxim Panyak
219,400 59,400
Denis Timofeev ru
Denis Timofeev
Michael Glick us
Michael Glick
210,000 210,000
Ranno Sootla ee
Ranno Sootla
205,000 10,000
Tsugunari Toma jp
Tsugunari Toma
204,500 4,500
Andrei Boghean ro
Andrei Boghean
200,000 34,000
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
195,000 50,000
Gary Miller gb
Gary Miller
185,900 100,900
Said Butba ru
Said Butba
182,900 7,900
Saar Wilf il
Saar Wilf
175,000 15,000
Federico Petruzzelli it
Federico Petruzzelli
174,500 174,500
Laurent Patroni fr
Laurent Patroni
171,300 -8,700
Pasquale Braco it
Pasquale Braco
168,900 168,900
Yury Kanunnikov es
Yury Kanunnikov
166,100 166,100
Ionut-Flavius Voinea ro
Ionut-Flavius Voinea
161,600 56,600
Andreas Kaju ee
Andreas Kaju
153,100 62,100
Toby Orion Boas us
Toby Orion Boas
150,100 150,100
[Removed:17] nz
150,000 120,000
Ondrej Drozd cz
Ondrej Drozd
141,800 20,800
Lily Kiletto us
Lily Kiletto
138,000 71,000
Ivo Bartoletti it
Ivo Bartoletti
137,100 137,100
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
EPT Main Event Champion
EPT 1X Winner
135,000 45,000
Alexis Fleur fr
Alexis Fleur
134,300 24,300

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Toma Takes a Hit; Perati Doubles Through Akkari

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Once the last five hands had been announced, Muhamet Perati faced a three-bet tp 6,300 by Andre Akkari and moved all in for just under the starting stack, Akkari called.

Muhamet Perati: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Andre Akkari: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

After a board of {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, the PokerStars Team Pro failed to connect and dropped some chips.

One table over, a big pot was brewing between Denis Timofeev and Tsugunari Toma. The former check-called a bet of 24,000 by Toma on the {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} turn before checking the {6-Diamonds} river. Toma checked behind and mucked when Timofeev rolled over the {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for a flush.

Player Chips Progress
Denis Timofeev ru
Denis Timofeev
210,000 210,000
Tsugunari Toma jp
Tsugunari Toma
200,000 60,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
120,000 43,000
Muhamet Perati it
Muhamet Perati
60,000 10,000

Tags: Andre AkkariDenis TimofeevMuhamet PeratiTsugunari Toma

Five More Hands to Go

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

The clock has been stopped and there will be five more hands played. Not in anymore to do so is Nacho Barbero after losing a flip with {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} against the {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} of Alexis Fleur, the Frenchman paired the ace on the flop.

Ekrem Sanioglu chipped up when the announcement was made, his bet of 8,000 on the {10-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} river was called by Nicolas Borlo, who then mucked {A-Spades}{10-Hearts} after being shown the {10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} by Sanioglu.

Player Chips Progress
Ekrem Sanioglu fr
Ekrem Sanioglu
155,000 5,000
Alexis Fleur fr
Alexis Fleur
110,000 110,000
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero

Tags: Ekrem SaniogluNacho BarberoAlexis FleurNicolas Borlot

Calamusa Busts to Sootla in Massive Pot

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Ranno Sootla
Ranno Sootla

A massive pot was brewing over on the table of Pierre Calamusa and the Frenchman, who finished 5th in this very event two years ago, failed with a big check-shove on the river of a completed board of {7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades}. His opponent was Ranno Sootla and the latter eventually called for an almost even stack.

Calamusa turned over {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Sootla had that beat with {K-Spades}{10-Diamonds} for top pair. "I guess it was just a live read," the Estonian said while racking up his chips, the table broke right after.

Player Chips Progress
Ranno Sootla ee
Ranno Sootla
195,000 195,000
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa

Tags: Pierre CalamusaRanno Sootla

Fatehi Roars to the Top

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Ali Reza Fatehi
Ali Reza Fatehi

Yehoram Houri left the tournament area while word on the street was that Ali Reza Fatehi had scooped an enormous pot to boost his stack significantly. Indeed the third-place finisher of the €100,000 Super High Roller was sitting on more than nines times the starting stack and had a big grin on his face.

"Double elimination. I had pocket deuces against pocket aces and ace-king. There was a deuce on the flop and on the river," Fatehi added. With that, the Iranian appears to be the run-away chip leader right now with half an hour to go for the day.

Player Chips Progress
Ali Reza Fatehi ir
Ali Reza Fatehi
Day 1B Chip Leader
285,000 125,000
Yehoram Houri fr
Yehoram Houri

Tags: Ali Reza FatehiYehoram Houri

Diaz Done for Good

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Guillaume Diaz
Guillaume Diaz

In a battle big blind versus button, Guillaume Diaz got his last 7,700 in preflop with the {A-Hearts}{10-Spades} and initial raiser Mikhail Korotkikh called with the {A-Spades}{2-Spades}. On the {8-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop, Korotkikh picked up a gutshot and the {6-Spades} turn added a flush draw on top. It was the {4-Clubs} river that improved Korotkikh to a straight and the National Championship €1,100 Main Event winner from last night was ousted for the second time.

Player Chips Progress
Mikhail Korotkikh ru
Mikhail Korotkikh
70,000 70,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz

Tags: Guillaume DiazMikhail Korotkikh

Petleshkov Runs Into Kings

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

After Adrian Mateos had raised to 2,600, Viliyan Petleshkov shoved all in for 20,500. Behind him, Fabrice Maltez also moved all in for 22,500, and Mateos gave it up.

Viliyan Petleshkov: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Fabrice Maltez: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

The board ran out {2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Spades} to send Petleshkov to the rail in the final level of the day.

Player Chips Progress
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
EPT Main Event Champion
EPT 1X Winner
115,000 -5,000
Fabrice Maltez fr
Fabrice Maltez
50,000 50,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov

Tags: Adrian MateosFabrice MaltezViliyan Petleshkov