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€5,300 Main Event
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Highlights

Highlights

€5,300 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Morten Hvam Leads 187 Surviving Players From Day 1b of the EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event

MattHansen • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Morten Hvam
Morten Hvam

Day 1b of the EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event has come to an end and a total of 1,049 runners have turned out to the Monte Carlo Sporting Complex over two opening flights for the flagship event of the 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®.

Tuesday's second flight drew 418 runners, which combined with the 631 on Day 1b to bring the total near that of the record EPT Monte Carlo Main Event turnout of 1,098 set in 2016. A total of 307 will return for Day 2 with registration still open until cards go in the air, and the action will be streamed live on PokerStars TV. The field has generated a prize pool of €5,087,650 after the two opening flights.

Morten Hvam of Denmark is the chip leader after 10 levels of play and he will return for Day 2 with 327,500. Among the other big stacks is PokerStars ambassador Rafael Moraes, as well as Boris Kuzmanovic, Didrik Mantor, Gangzhou Hu, Rocco Palumbo, Claudio Di Giacomo, and Daniel Rezaei.

Also returning for Day 2 is PokerStars ambassador Andre Akkari, Patrik Antonius, and bracelet winners Davidi Kitai, Alexandros Kolonias, and Jason Wheeler.

2022 EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

RankNameCountryChipsDay 2 Big Blinds
1Morten HvamDenmark327,500218
2Gangzhou HuFrance272,000181
3Boris KuzmanovicCroatia259,500173
4Didrik MantorNorway232,500155
5Claudio Di GiacomoItaly231,000154
6Daniel RezaeiAustria230,500154
7Rocco PalumboItaly226,000151
8Jonathon GenoveseUnited Kingdom211,000141
9Ferenc DeakHungary203,500136
10Nicolas VayssieresFrance203,500136

Day 1b Highlights

2019 WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan was knocked out in the early stages of Day 1b after he fell behind and found the opportunity to get his short stack in with king-queen, but he ran into the pocket queens of Akan Kaya and couldn’t improve to stay in the tournament.

Elsewhere, Gianluca Speranza’s day came to an early end when he fell behind in the opening levels and got his short stack in with ace-jack, only to run into the pocket kings of Sebastian Gahl. Belarmino De Souza also met the same fate in the middle levels of the day when Eugenio Peralta doubled through him with pocket eights and Boris Kolev took the rest of his remaining stack a few moments later with ace-jack.

March’s EPT Prague Main Event champion Grzegorz Glowny made his bid for a second straight title on the circuit, but the Poland-native couldn’t gain any momentum and his day came to an end in Level 8 when his king-queen couldn’t improve against the ace-king of Michael Chetrit.

Tamon Nakamura bounced back after hitting the rail on Day 1a to make a run deep into Day 1b. He picked up chips near the end of the evening when he sniffed out Ermanno Di Nicola’s bluff and called with ace-king high. Nakamura bagged 136,000 and he will return on Day 2 for a chance to spin it up.

Ferenc Deak sits among the big stacks at the end of the day, but he fell behind early and was nearly out before he got a shove through to start moving in the right direction. Despite surrendering a double a short time later to Ricardo Graells, Deak continued the momentum throughout the day and he bagged 203,500 to advance to Day 2.

Ferenc Deak
Ferenc Deak

Day 2 on Wednesday

The surviving players from the two opening flights will return on Wednesday at Noon local time to play Day 2. Action will pick up in Level 11 with blinds at 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante and the plan is to play six levels before the remaining players bag up and return on Thursday for Day 3.

Day 2 will also kick off the streaming coverage of the Main Event, with James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton covering the action on PokerStars TV with special guests throughout the rest of the tournament. The livestream will start shortly after cards go in the air and play will be broadcast on a 30-minute security delay.

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team throughout the rest of the week for the latest live updates from the floor of the EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event.

Tags: Andre AkkariBelarmino De SouzaBoris KolevBoris KuzmanovicClaudio Di GiacomoDaniel RezaeiEugenio PeraltaFerenc DeakGianluca SperanzaGrzegorz GlownyHossein EnsanJames HartiganJason WheelerJoe StapletonMorten HvamSebastian GahlTamon Nakamura

2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event Day 2 Seat Draw

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
TableSeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Volodymyr DrokinUkraine54,50036
12Lucas SfezFrance128,50086
14Yannick CardotFrance199,500133
15Emre NuhogluTurkey42,50028
16Pierrig RobinFrance104,00069
17Angelo BenazziItaly76,00051
18Pierre CalamusaFrance140,00093
      
21Sofia LovgrenSweden117,50078
22Stanislav AnufriievUkraine35,00023
23Toru IdaJapan155,000103
24Goran BarukcicCroatia84,50056
26Mustapha KanitItaly94,00063
27Samuel GreenwoodCanada123,00082
28Koray AldemirGermany89,00059
      
31Patrik AntoniusFinland106,00071
32Jorge CantosArgentina67,50045
33Jonathon Genovese DarlingItaly211,000141
34Victoria Coren MitchellUnited Kingdom47,50032
35Andrian SimoneItaly86,00057
36Christoph VogelsangGermany154,500103
37Tibor HalatschGermany39,50026
      
41Benjamin SpraggUnited Kingdom175,500117
42Alain GoldbergFrance56,50038
43Quilcate GamboaBrazil37,00025
44Claas SegebrechtGermany85,00057
45Erkan SoenmezGermany71,00047
46Andrew HulmeUnited Kingdom238,500159
47Ferenc DeakHungary203,500136
      
51Manuel LabousFrance119,00079
52Didrik MantorNorway232,500155
53Olivier TheuillonFrance58,50039
55Jonathan BarustaFrance87,50058
56Josip SimunicAustria191,500128
57Rocco PalumboItaly226,000151
58Aliaksandr HirsBelarus43,00029
      
62Mario MosboeckAustria41,00027
63Francois PiraultFrance103,00069
64Julien MartiniFrance184,000123
65Danut ChisuRomania139,00093
66Csaba BakkHungary30,50020
67Aleksandar TomovicSerbia134,00089
68Samir MoukawemLebanon49,00033
      
71Paraskevas TsokaridisGreece36,00024
72Christian RotundoItaly114,50076
74Merijn van RooijNetherlands253,000169
75Jason WheelerUnited States78,00052
76Lucien CohenFrance150,500100
77Maximilian LehmanskiAustria84,50056
78Alexandros KoloniasGreece47,00031
      
81Yiannis LiperisCyprus53,50036
82Mohamed MehallegFrance15,50010
83Stefan SchillhabelGermany71,50048
84Oliver BoschAustria228,500152
85Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil205,500137
87Josef HuberGermany28,50019
88Claudio Di GiacomoItaly231,000154
      
91Christopher FrankGermany39,00026
92Fady KamarLebanon176,500118
93Diego ZeiterArgentina91,50061
94Ladislao DalfoSpain122,00081
96Terje BremsethNorway86,50058
97Tommaso BriottiItaly111,00074
98Valentino KonakchievBulgaria98,00065
      
101Christophe PanettiSwitzerland78,00052
103Jules HamidouSwitzerland57,50038
104Leonard HerrmannAustria51,50034
105Jules DickersonFrance187,000125
106Aylar LieNorway176,000117
107Jean-Louis PerezFrance13,5009
108Toni KaukuaFinland52,00035
      
111Ana MarquezSpain53,50036
112Sindre HansenNorway149,00099
114Kitty KuoTaiwan59,50040
115Alexandre AmielFrance164,000109
116Hassan FaresFrance131,50088
117Nicolas VayssieresFrance203,500136
118Jakob MiegelGermany105,00070
      
121Mikal BlomlieNorway191,500128
123Jonathan PastoreFrance108,00072
124Tsugunari TomaJapan27,50018
125Sergej BabincevLithuania90,50060
126Bennani ChakibMorocco33,50022
127Eric QuFrance50,00033
128Maduka MeragalCanada30,00020
      
131Kazuhiko YotsushikaJapan233,500156
132Hrayr GrigoryanArmenia126,00084
133Pavel VekslerUkraine70,00047
134Jussi NevanlinnaFinland107,50072
136Halil CoknezGermany106,00071
137Sylvestre CeccaldiFrance28,00019
138Julien VeyssiereFrance160,000107
      
141Oliver WeisGermany40,00027
142Oleg BessaevFrance164,500110
143Marc FogginUnited Kingdom123,00082
145Timothy AdamsCanada144,50096
146Filippo LazzarettoItaly71,50048
147Krasimir YankovBulgaria161,500108
148Alejandro RomeroSpain67,00045
      
151Arthur ConanFrance177,500118
152Martin StausholmAustria43,00029
153Mehdi ChaouiMorocco165,000110
154Franck MakaciFrance29,50020
155Antal RothHungary21,50014
156Murat InamTurkey94,50063
157Nikolai TulinRussia113,00075
      
161Karim AbdelmoumeneFrance155,500104
162William KassoufUnited Kingdom52,50035
163Andre AkkariBrazil23,50016
165Martin NaveiroSpain22,00015
166George DamianRomania57,00038
167Khashayar MoghaddamGermany46,00031
168Laurent VauquelinFrance184,000123
      
171Mykhailo DemydenkoUkraine110,50074
172Antonios PaschalidisGreece27,50018
173Sergio CastelluccioItaly42,50028
174Alexander TkatschewGermany107,00071
175Jeremy DegnyFrance51,00034
176Serafim KovalevskiyRussia96,00064
177Kent RoedNorway131,00087
      
181Nicolas JulienFrance107,50072
183Vahe Ter-KhachatryanArmenia178,500119
184Arnaud MatternFrance202,000135
185Sonny FrancoFrance28,00019
186Patrick FarautFrance83,00055
187Jakub WojtasGermany23,00015
188Tom KunzeAustria50,50034
      
191Ermanno Di NicolaItaly176,500118
192Sylvain LoosliFrance161,500108
194Daniel RezaeiAustria230,500154
195Julien MarianiFrance188,000125
196Francky MaglioccoFrance150,000100
197Thomas RauhutGermany92,00061
198Gustavo MastelottoBrazil108,50072
      
201Francisco CaballoSpain150,000100
202Marton CzuczorHungary53,00035
203Gregory [Removed:372]France111,50074
204Alexis NicolaiFrance90,50060
205Miguel CaprilesPortugal65,50044
206Alex PefflyUnited Kingdom26,50018
208Thierry MorelFrance108,00072
      
212Leonardo PatacconiItaly155,000103
213Daniel DvoressCanada86,00057
214Catalin RusuRomania128,50086
215Vlado BanicevicMontenegro82,00055
216Manig LoeserGermany61,00041
217Nuri AksuTurkey53,00035
218Georgios VrakasGermany91,50061
      
221Fausto TantilloItaly114,00076
222Omar LakhdariFrance132,00088
223Andrea RasuloItaly142,50095
225Harpreet GillCanada129,50086
226Dylan LambertSwitzerland75,00050
227Christophe PolletFrance35,50024
228Antony MarchettiFrance121,50081
      
232Bruno VolkmannBrazil249,000166
233Alex KulevBulgaria46,50031
234Jaime CervantesUnited States91,00061
235Jason WheatleyUnited Kingdom79,00053
236Sebastian GahlAustria98,00065
237Michael ChetritFrance160,500107
238John MooneyUnited Kingdom47,00031
      
241Damien Pilkington-LewisUnited Kingdom108,00072
242Artem KasidinSwitzerland63,00042
243Ewen TrevidyFrance84,00056
244Danny PykeUnited Kingdom92,00061
245Tim KlaversmaNetherlands189,500126
247Justinas JachimaviciusLithuania111,00074
248Armin RezaeiAustria174,500116
      
251Henri KasperEstonia30,50020
252Maher NouiraTunisia103,50069
253Jean-Philippe PeyratouxFrance145,00097
254Rachid El YaacoubiFrance57,00038
255Jose AstimaFrance24,00016
256Antonin TeisseireFrance134,00089
257Marc CristianiFrance167,000111
      
261Olivier RebelloCanada56,50038
262Martins AdeniyaUnited Kingdom60,50040
263Rafael MoraesBrazil201,500134
265Dan DjornoFrance190,500127
266Dan BorlanRomania56,50038
267Javier Gomez ZapateroSpain104,00069
268Hugo PingrayFrance215,000143
      
272Stefano FerraraItaly137,00091
273Byron KavermanUnited States28,50019
274Ange BesnainouFrance147,00098
275Guillaume DiazFrance100,00067
276Dragos TrofimovMoldova144,00096
277Fabian QuossGermany175,500117
278Rintaro KagawaJapan191,000127
      
281Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom87,00058
282Nicola GriecoItaly105,00070
283Paul HoeferGermany163,500109
284Eric SfezFrance201,000134
285Morten HvamDenmark327,500218
286Selahaddin BedirTurkey173,000115
288Morgan AcetoFrance141,00094
      
292Juan PardoSpain76,00051
293Maxime ChilaudFrance41,50028
294Alexandre ReardFrance40,00027
295Thomas MuehloeckerAustria101,00067
296Seth DaviesUnited States32,00021
297Dinesh AltSwitzerland39,50026
298Joseph SabeLebanon143,50096
      
301Senol ArdicFrance123,00082
302Shakhabiddin MuradovLatvia85,00057
303Gangzhou HuFrance272,000181
304Rainer KempeGermany126,50084
306Christian RudolphGermany117,00078
307Dmitry ShchepkinRussia87,50058
308Ermo KoskEstonia136,50091
      
311Dirk WieleGermany98,50066
312Flavien MulletFrance66,00044
313David ComeronSpain85,00057
314David Lopez LlacerSpain147,50098
315Fabio MaritanBrazil17,00011
316Tomas JozonisLithuania40,50027
318Wang TinHong Kong138,00092
      
321Ilan CohenFrance75,50050
322Florian GuimondFrance60,00040
324Ole SchemionGermany44,50030
325Aram SargsyanArmenia138,50092
326Fabio SperlingGermany15,00010
327Jon KyteNorway27,00018
328Nicola BenedettoItaly27,00018
      
331Daniel GhionoiuCanada66,00044
332Axel HallayFrance54,50036
333Alexandru CincaRomania36,00024
334Antonio GarciaUnited States124,50083
335Marcelo SimoesBrazil61,00041
337Peter TurmezeyHungary113,50076
338Jun KasaiJapan42,50028
      
342Ramon ColillasSpain231,000154
343Tobias AnttilaFinland178,000119
344Alexey LosevRussia84,00056
345Javier Fernandez AlonsoSpain167,000111
346Massou CohenFrance87,00058
347Lukas ZaskodnyCzech Republic93,50062
348Enrico MoscaItaly92,00061
      
351Davidi KitaiBelgium154,500103
352Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria39,00026
353Kosei KitanoJapan126,00084
354Florent EstegassyFrance110,00073
355Andrew RauchUnited States77,00051
356Antony DarmaniFrance104,50070
358Nariman YaghmaiIran88,00059
      
361Bruno DesnosFrance54,00036
362Zhong ChenNetherlands123,00082
363Giovanni PetroniItaly66,00044
364Franz BracherSwitzerland95,00063
365Leo MargetsSpain98,50066
367Matas CimbolasLithuania142,00095
368Marius LevinskasLithuania42,00028
      
371Jonas LauckGermany76,50051
372Charles-Henri GarneroFrance47,50032
373Noah NovickUnited States58,50039
375Fabio PelusoItaly107,50072
376Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada98,50066
377Tamon NakamuraJapan136,00091
378Matias RuzziUruguay65,00043
      
381Youness Ait HssianFrance54,00036
382Justin SalibaUnited States224,500150
383Ramzi KaramLebanon81,00054
384Johan GuilbertFrance28,00019
385Sebastien Le BaronFrance83,00055
386Stefan LehnerAustria50,50034
387Olivier MurrachioliFrance78,50052
      
391Balakrishna PaturUnited States104,00069
392Ariel SebbanFrance153,000102
393Aku JoentaustaFinland66,50044
394Mohamed NakdaliFrance70,50047
395Daniel GolderUnited Kingdom145,50097
396Pedro GaragnaniBrazil99,00066
397Demetrio CaminitaItaly70,00047
      
401Laurent ChenetFrance142,00095
402Huy PhamVietnam37,50025
403Alexandru AlmanItaly101,00067
404Stephan SalzmannSwitzerland113,00075
405Besiana AntoniAlbania119,50080
406Jerome ZerbibFrance110,50074
407Jacques Der MegreditchianFrance87,00058
      
411Marco RegonaschiItaly161,000107
412Krystian WrobelPoland51,50034
413Ouassini MansouriFrance17,50012
414Mohamad SaghirGermany99,50066
415Didier MambourFrance38,50026
416Mikalai VaskaboinikauBelarus111,50074
417Fabian BernhauserAustria35,50024
      
421David SplettstoesserGermany79,00053
422Kamel AtouiFrance80,50054
423Christos XanthopoulosGreece118,00079
424Jeremy SaderneFrance88,50059
425Natalia SamsonovaUkraine60,00040
426Bryan ParisUnited States34,50023
427Boris KuzmanovicCroatia259,500173
      
431Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom130,50087
432Pavlo VertiikoUkraine70,00047
433Henry StrasserCanada34,00023
434Mikael GuenniFrance38,50026
435Eric BensimhonFrance64,00043
436Kanan TaherkhaniTurkey65,00043
437Andreas BoellingGermany125,00083
      
441Lars KamphuesAustria82,50055
442Duong NguyenVietnam61,50041
443Jurgen ReschAustria31,50021
445Gaelle BaumannFrance181,500121
446Hryhorii ShevchenkoUkraine72,00048
447Fabien MotteFrance90,50060

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

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Morten Hvam dk
Morten Hvam
dk 327,500 17,500
Gangzhou Hu FR
Gangzhou Hu
FR 272,000 -500
Boris Kuzmanovic hr
Boris Kuzmanovic
hr 259,500 11,500
Didrik Mantor no
Didrik Mantor
no 232,500 72,500
Claudio Di Giacomo it
Claudio Di Giacomo
it 231,000 26,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 230,500 25,500
Rocco Palumbo it
Rocco Palumbo
it 226,000 81,000
Jonathon Genovese Darling IT
Jonathon Genovese Darling
IT 211,000 -19,000
Nicolas Vayssieres fr
Nicolas Vayssieres
fr 203,500 203,500
Ferenc Deak hu
Ferenc Deak
hu 203,500 13,500
Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
fr 202,000 7,000
Rafael Moraes br
Rafael Moraes
br 201,500 -18,500
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
fr 201,000 36,000
Yannick Cardot fr
Yannick Cardot
fr 199,500 24,500
Mikal Blomlie no
Mikal Blomlie
no 191,500 11,500
Julien Mariani fr
Julien Mariani
fr 188,000 149,000
Jules Dickerson FR
Jules Dickerson
FR 187,000 72,000
Laurent Vauquelin fr
Laurent Vauquelin
fr 184,000 9,000
Vahe Ter-Khachatryan am
Vahe Ter-Khachatryan
am 178,500 93,500
Ermanno Di Nicola it
Ermanno Di Nicola
it 176,500 62,500
Fady Kamar lb
Fady Kamar
lb 176,500 176,500
Aylar Lie no
Aylar Lie
no 176,000 -4,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 175,500 15,500
Armin Rezaei at
Armin Rezaei
at 174,500 -10,500
Marc Cristiani FR
Marc Cristiani
FR 167,000 167,000

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Day 1b Comes to an End

MattHansen • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Day 1b has come to an end and the final total for Day 1b sits at 631 runners, with an unofficial 187 players remaining.

Stay tuned for a full recap and chip counts from the PokerNews team.

Kiles Busts to Hu in Final Hand of the Night

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Gangzhou Hu
Gangzhou Hu

In the last hand of the night, a preflop three-bet pot went spicy on the {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop. Cassio Pisapia De Almeida Kiles bet 7,000 out of the blinds only for Gangzhou Hu to raise to 22,300. The Brazilian moved all-in and Hu beat him into the pot.

Cassio Pisapia De Almeida Kiles: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Gangzhou Hu: {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}

Kiles was in dire shape and the {2-Spades} turn confirmed his departure, making the {7-Clubs} river a formality.

Gangzhou Hu FR
Gangzhou Hu
FR 272,500 234,500
Cassio Kiles br
Cassio Kiles
br Busted

Tags: Cassio KilesGangzhou Hu

Kassouf Gets Another Raise Through

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Massou Cohen bet the {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop for 7,000 and William Kassouf raised to 21,000 in order to send Cohen into the tank. The usual table chat by Kassouf commenced in which he claimed to have the coconuts, which was somewhat lost in translation for his French opponent.

Ultimately, Cohen folded and mucked the {8-Hearts}.

Antonin Teisseire fr
Antonin Teisseire
fr 125,000 55,000
Massou Cohen fr
Massou Cohen
fr 75,000 -7,000
William Kassouf gb
William Kassouf
gb 53,000 25,500

Tags: William KassoufMassou Cohen

Late Double for Labous

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

On the river of a {j-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} board with some 50,000 in the middle, Mercedes Osti was involved in the action against Manuel Labous. Her cards were already mucked as the {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for trips jacks of Labous were still tabled and the stacks were counted.

Labous had doubled for 35,700 to leave Osti short and she departed shortly after, as did Jessica Teusl just before the end of the night.

Manuel Labous fr
Manuel Labous
fr 128,000 128,000
Jessica Teusl at
Jessica Teusl
at Busted
Mercedes Osti fr
Mercedes Osti
fr Busted

Tags: Jessica TeuslManuel LabousMercedes Osti

Final Hands of the Evening

MattHansen • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Players are now playing their last five hands of the evening before they bag up and return for Day 2.