Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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
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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.
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
|10||Shyngis Satubayev||€ 67,490||16||Ivo Bartoletti||€ 48,930|
|11||David Dayan||€ 67,490||17||Sean Winter||€ 48,930|
|12||Vicent Bosca||€ 59,060||18||Erik Seidel||€ 43,870|
|13||Mike Watson||€ 59,060||19||Hideki Izutsu||€ 43,870|
|14||Luc Greenwood||€ 53,990||20||Kristen Bicknell||€ 43,870|
|15||Mohsin 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.
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:
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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!
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.
The flop came and Dvoress was still out front with his pocket queens, just looking to dodge an ace. The on the turn was safe and so was the on the river as Dvoress found a double up in the last hand of the night.
Not much action has been happening at the final table thus far, but there have been uncalled shoves from both Joao Vieira and Daniel Dvoress, the bottom two chip stacks at the start of the final table
On a flop Laurynas Levinskas bet 16,000 and Marton Czuczor raised to 55,000. Levinskas called.
The turn was the and Levinskas check-called 100,000. The river was the and both players checked.
Levinskas showed for a flopped full house. "Ooft," went Czuczor, and mucked his hand.
Marton Czuczor opened to 35,000 from under the gun and Sergio Aido was the only caller from the button. The flop came and Czuczor check-called a bet of 45,000 from Aido.
The turn was the and both players checked to the 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.
Daniel Dvoress opened to 32,000 and Koray Aldemir called in the blinds. The flop came and Aldemir check-called 20,000.
The turn was the and both players checked. The river was the and Aldemir bet 39,000. Dvoress used a time extension before folding.
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Shyngis Satubayev was down to only a couple of big blinds and was all in with against the of Koray Aldemir.
The board ran out with Aldemir's jack-high holding to eliminate Satubayev.
The remaining players are now redrawing around a single table.