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€25,000 EPT High Roller



€25,000 EPT High Roller
Day 2 Completed

Super High Roller Champion Aido Leads EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 Final Table

will_shill • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Sergio Aido
Sergio Aido

Less than a week after taking down the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Super High Roller, Sergio Aido headlines the final table of the €25,000 High Roller. Aido took home €1,589,190 after defeating fellow Spaniard Jesus Cortes heads-up in that one.

Other big names through to the final day are Koray Aldemir and Michael Addamo. Just nine players remain from the 142 entries, and each is guaranteed €80,990, with the winner set to take home €809,930.

Final Table Standings

SeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Michael AddamoAustralia595,00030
2Koray AldemirGermany585,00029
3Laszlo BujtasHungary1,075,00054
4Joao VieiraPortugal255,00013
5Sergio AidoSpain1,095,00055
6Benjamin PollakFrance585,00029
7Laurynas LevinskasLithuania965,00048
8Marton CzuczorHungary900,00045
9Daniel DvoressCanada1,015,00051
€25,000 High Roller
€25,000 High Roller

Day 2 Recap

A total of ten players jumped into the €25,000 High Roller at the start of the day including Charlie Carrel, Ivan Leow, Bryn Kenney and Juan Pardo, although the Spaniard was the first elimination of the day after running into the aces of Ivo Bartoletti.

High Roller regular Mikita Badziakouski, Patrik Antonius and Vasily Klyukhin - who started the day second in chips - were also early bustouts as the field shrunk.

Sergio Aido, Sean Winter, Michael Addamo, and Marton Czuczor were all prominent at the top of the counts as the tournament headed on break with 30 players remaining and only 20 guaranteed to cash.

Only eight were to be eliminated over the next two level, including Sylvain Loosli, who ran eights into Erik Seidel's kings and Bryn Kenney, who tussled with Mike Watson and Luc Greenwood.

A new name emerged as chip leader at the three table redraw with Lithuanian Laurynas Levinskas loving life in the lead just four eliminations from the money. Viacheslav Goryachev and Dietrich Fast would bust before dinner just two off the money.

Bubble Boy Richard Yong
Bubble Boy Richard Yong

The bubble burst shortly after resumption. Keiji Takahashi was eliminated before Richard Yong's ace-queen fell foul of Levinskas's pocket queens, and the remaining 20 players were all guaranteed €43,870.

Payouts So Far

10Shyngis Satubayev€ 67,49016Ivo Bartoletti€ 48,930
11David Dayan€ 67,49017Sean Winter€ 48,930
12Vicent Bosca€ 59,06018Erik Seidel€ 43,870
13Mike Watson€ 59,06019Hideki Izutsu€ 43,870
14Luc Greenwood€ 53,99020Kristen Bicknell€ 43,870
15Mohsin Charania€ 53,990   

Notable players who cashed include Kristen Bicknell, who managed to grab herself a min-cash with less than five big blinds; Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel and €25,000 Single-Day High Roller runner-up Sean Winter.

In the mean time, Levinskas had moved up to over a million in chips, before Marton Czuczor joined him following the elimination of Mohsin Charania.

The duo were joined in the seven-figure chip camp by Aido after he sent David Dayan to the rail.

Final Table
Final Table

Final Table

These three started the final table as the big stacks, but final table action was slow until the very final hand of the day, where Daniel Dvoress doubled into second in chips. He will be looking for revenge on Aido after a fourth-place finish in the €100,000 Super High Roller.

The two Hungarians in Czuczor and Laszlo Bujtas will no doubt be rooting for one another to do their country proud, with Benjamin Pollak and Joao Vieira further back.

Daniel Dvoress will be looking to follow in his countryman Timothy Adam's footsteps in taking down a High Roller here in Monte Carlo, whilst Koray Aldemir won't need any encouragement to add another €800,000 to his over $11m in lifetime cashes.

Here are the remaining payouts:

PlacePayout (EUR)Payout (USD)
1€ 809,930$903,072
2€ 551,750$615,201
3€ 364,460$406,373
4€ 300,340$334,879
5€ 241,290$269,038
6€ 188,980$210,713
7€ 141,730$158,029
8€ 104,610$116,640
9€ 80,990$90,304

The final day's play will resume at 12:30pm and PokerNews will be there every step of the way to catch every elimination and all the action!

Tags: Benjamin PollakDaniel DvoressJoao VieiraKoray AldemirLaszlo BujtasLaurynas LevinskasMarton CzuczorMichael AddamoSergio Aido

Dvoress Doubles on the Last Hand of the Night

ajlamers • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Sergio Aido opened to 36,000 in early position and was called by Laurynas Levinskas on his left and Marton Czuczor in the hijack. Daniel Dvoress was in the cutoff and ripped all in for 467,000. The action folded back to Aido who let his hand go but Levinskas re-shoved all in, forcing Czuczor out of the hand.

Daniel Dvoress: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Laurynas Levinskas: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The flop came {j-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Spades} and Dvoress was still out front with his pocket queens, just looking to dodge an ace. The {9-Clubs} on the turn was safe and so was the {8-Diamonds} on the river as Dvoress found a double up in the last hand of the night.

Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 1,020,000 670,000
Laurynas Levinskas lt
Laurynas Levinskas
lt 970,000 -680,000

Tags: Sergio AidoMarton CzuczorLaurynas LevinskasDaniel Dvoress

Levinskas Wins Confrontation With Czuczor

will_shill • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Laurynas Levinskas
Laurynas Levinskas

On a {8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop Laurynas Levinskas bet 16,000 and Marton Czuczor raised to 55,000. Levinskas called.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and Levinskas check-called 100,000. The river was the {2-Diamonds} and both players checked.

Levinskas showed {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} for a flopped full house. "Ooft," went Czuczor, and mucked his hand.

Laurynas Levinskas lt
Laurynas Levinskas
lt 1,650,000 251,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 895,000 10,000

Tags: Laurynas LevinskasMarton Czuczor

Aido Wins a Small One from Czuczor

ajlamers • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Sergio Aido
Sergio Aido

Marton Czuczor opened to 35,000 from under the gun and Sergio Aido was the only caller from the button. The flop came {9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Czuczor check-called a bet of 45,000 from Aido.

The turn was the {6-Spades} and both players checked to the {7-Spades} on the river. Czuczor checked again and Aido fired out a bet of 65,000. Czuczor let his hand go and Aido collected the pot.

Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 1,135,000 105,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 885,000 -198,000

Tags: Marton CzuczorSergio Aido

Final Table Redraw

ajlamers • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
SeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
1Michael Addamo648,00041
2Koray Aldemir615,00038
3Laszlo Bujtas993,00062
4Joao Vieira293,00018
5Sergio Aido1,030,00064
6Benjamin Pollak665,00042
7Laurynas Levinskas1,399,00087
8Marton Czuczor1,083,00068
9Daniel Dvoress376,00024
Laurynas Levinskas lt
Laurynas Levinskas
lt 1,399,000 159,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 1,083,000 33,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 1,030,000 30,000
Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu 993,000 -62,000
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 665,000 10,000
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 648,000 68,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 615,000 -15,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 376,000 6,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 293,000 68,000