The final six players out of an 1,073 entry strong field in the 2022 EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event will return to their seats on the feature stage of the Salle des Etoiles at Le Sporting Monte-Carlo at 12.30 pm local time to determine a champion in the second-biggest PokerStars European Poker Tour stop presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®️.
It is already certain that the popular live poker series will crown a maiden winner and Brazil's Marcelo Simoes as well as Moldova's Dragos Trofimov could not only earn their own but also the first-ever EPT Main Event title for their respective home countries.
Simoes is second on the leaderboard with 6,890,000 in chips and only trails Morten Hvam (7,350,000), while Trofimov is the shortest stack but his 3,085,000 represent a mighty 39 big blinds for the restart.
The trio in the middle of the pack is separated by only ten big blinds. 2014 WSOP bracelet winner Hugo Pingray returns with 5,525,000 followed by PokerStars qualifier Erkan Soenmez (4,850,000) and Jaime Cervantes (4,735,000) on his first trip to Europe rounds up the final table line-up.
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event Final Table
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Jaime Cervantes||United States||4,735,000||59|
The action is scheduled to recommence with 76:13 minutes remaining in level 28 at blinds of 40,000/80,000 and a big blind ante of 80,000. All levels last 90 minutes each and once there are three contenders remaining, the level duration will be cut in half. The same would also apply if a deal is made in which case all those still with chips at their disposal would have to still compete for 10% of the remaining prize pool by then.
The biggest slice of the €5,204,050 prize pool is still up for grabs and the six finalists have locked up a payday of €167,050. However, the prestigious EPT Main Event title and top prize of €939,840 are reserved for the winner.
The final showdown will be broadcasted on a security delay of 30 minutes on the PokerStars YouTube and Twitch channels. All PokerNews live updates will be published according to the delayed cards-up coverage.