Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||40,000 / 80,000|
Day 1 Completed
The €50,000 Single-Day High Roller has come to an end here at the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT in the Monte Carlo Bay Resort & Hotel. Matthias Eibinger walked away triumphant with the first-place prize of €844,080 and the famed PokerStars Spade trophy. Eibinger defeated Alex Foxen heads-up in a field that attracted 58 entries in total which included 22 reentries.
Today’s win will take Eibinger to over $6,000,000 in lifetime cashes according to The Hendon Mob and comes in second place in regards to his biggest cashes ever. This replaces his previous second biggest ever win which was when he came third in the €100,000 Super High Roller at EPT Barcelona in 2018. Wai Leong Chan, Daniel Dvoress, Michael Soyza, Ben Heath, Alexander Uskov, Seth Davies, and Jean-Noel Thorel all made the money.
Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
|2||Alex Foxen||United States||610,550||679,811|
|3||Wai Leong Chan||Malaysia||393,900||438,584|
|4||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||298,240||332,072|
|8||Seth Davies||United States||112,540||125,307|
Charlie Carrel was one of the players who were there from the start of the day and was looking for his fifth cash in the high roller tournaments during this festival. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for the Brit as he shoved his queen-ten into the jacks of Eibinger in the twelfth level of the day. As usual, during the high stakes tournaments, table moves were the order of the day as players entered, busted, and reentered throughout the first eight levels of the day.
When registration closed, there were 31 players left and the all-ins, double-ups, and bust outs were coming in quick succession. One of the more remarkable hands of the day (apart from the bubble hand) was a four-way all-in situation where nobody managed to bust each other. Eibinger held pocket sevens, Richard Yong had ace-king, Davies was dealt pocket queens while Isaac Haxton sat with pocket jacks. The board ran out trey-king-five-six-four to give Eibinger a straight, Yong a pair of kings, Davies to hold with the jacks, and Haxton was forced to pay them all.
The bubble was a pretty long affair which started before the dinner break and continued for almost two full levels. Foxen burst the bubble when he eliminated both Dvoress and Davies in one hand. Foxen had aces, Davies held ace-king, and Dvoress was sitting with the queens. Foxen held on throughout the run of the board for Davies to finish in the money in eighth place as he had one chip of 5,000 more than Dvoress.
As soon as the bubble had burst, Soyza got his last chips in with jack-seven and was called by Foxen who held queen-ten. Soyza flopped a pair of sevens but the river gave Foxen the runner-runner flush to take him down. Heath was the shortest after Soyza was gone but managed to find a triple-up and double-up after that to keep him in the game. Thorel ran his king-jack into the king-ten of Foxen on the deuce-jack-queen flop and was looking good until the river dealt the nine Foxen needed to eliminate his French opponent.
Uskov was next to go when he shoved his last seven big blinds in from the cutoff and was called by Chan with ace-ten. Uskov held king-ten and didn’t get much help of the board in the end. Ten minutes into a new level after a break, Heath shipped his last ten or so big blinds in with pocket fives. Foxen had called him with ace-queen suited and rivered an ace to eliminate Heath in fourth place.
Malaysia’s Chan busted when he shoved his fifteen big blinds from the small blind into the Eibinger’s queen-ten in the big blind. Chan held eight-six and bricked the whole board. Heads-up play was short and sweet. Even though both players ordered two drinks each as the bar was closing and they were commenting that it could be a long heads-up, Eibinger took over the chip lead in the first hand of heads-up when the pot accumulated to over 2.5 million and shoved on the river for Foxen to snap-fold.
In the third hand of heads-up play, Foxen shoved on Eibinger who had limped in on the button. Eibinger called with ace-jack and Foxen held pocket fours. Eibinger won the coin flip on the queen-jack-nine flop and nothing changed throughout the rest of the board. They had both already gotten up from their chairs during the runout, walked towards each other, shook hands, and made their way out of the tournament area.
This concludes the coverage for the last single-day high roller that the PokerNews live reporting team is covering but there is more high stakes action coming up towards the end of the festival so stick around!
In just the third hand of heads-up play, Matthias Eibinger limped in on the button. Alex Foxen announced all in for 1,755,000 in the big blind and Eibinger quickly called.
It was a coin flip for all of the marbles and Eibinger took the lead on the flop. Foxen barely missed the turn when the hit the felt and the on the river sealed the deal. Foxen was eliminated in second place and Eibinger claimed the crown.
Matthias Eibinger called on the button and Alex Foxen raised to 255,000 which Eibinger called.
The flop came , Foxen check-raised the 190,000 bet of Eibinger to 555,000 who called.
The turn was the , Foxen now tanked, using a time bank card and then bet 465,000. Eibinger called.
The river completed the board with the , Foxen checked again but snap-folded when Eibinger shoved on him.
Wai Leong Chan was down to just 15 big blinds and he shoved all in for 920,000 in the small blind. Matthias Eibinger used up a time extension and looked at the tournament clock before making the call.
Wai Leong Chan:
The flop came and Eibinger was still in the lead with queen-high. The on the turn and the did not help Chan and he was sent to the payout desk in third place.
Wai Leong Chan raised to 125,000 from the button and was called by Alex Foxen in the big blind.
They both checked through the flop to the on the turn. Foxen bet 105,000 and Chan called.
The river completed the board with the , Foxen now barreled a bet of 205,000 over the line and Chan quickly folded.
Matthias Eibinger raised to 120,000 on the button and Ben Heath shipped all in for 625,000 in the small blind. Alex Foxen re-shoved all in from the big blind and Eibinger quickly folded.
The flop came and Heath's rail became more confident as he remained in the lead. The on the turn gave Foxen a straight draw but he wouldn't need it as the on the river paired his ace. Heath was eliminated in fourth place and Foxen took over the chip lead.
The remaining four players are taking another 15-minute break.