2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo

€5,300 Main Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
125,000 / 250,000
Players Info - Day 2
Players Left

€5,300 Main Event

Day 2 Completed

Farrell Leads the Final 85 Players in €5,300 Main Event After Day 2

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Niall Farrell
Niall Farrell

It was an action-packed day in the €5,300 Main Event at the 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour presented by Monte-Carlo Casino with over 12 hours of poker being played. Over the course of six and a half levels, the field was dwindled down from 332 players to just 85 by the time chips went into the bag.

Leading the way is none other than Niall Farrell who bagged a whopping 1,175,000, winning one of the larger hands of the tournament in the last couple of hands of the night. The Scottish poker pro already has one EPT Main Event title from back in 2015 in Malta where he took home over €530,000. There is still a long way to go, but grabbing an elusive second EPT title would not only tie him for the most ever, but would also be his largest career tournament victory.

Farrell will be joined atop the leaderboard by Ferenc Deak (1,137,000) and Ole Schemion (1,046,000) as the only players with a seven-figure chip stack. Deak spent the last two hours on the feature table where he accumulated the majority of his chips, while Schemion made an impressive comeback from less than 50,000 chips in the opening level of Day 2.

The day began with 332 players in their seats after a few late entries before registration closed. Many of the short stacks quickly hit the rail and would do so throughout the first few levels. The money bubble started to loom as dinner break approached and the action came to a screeching halt. One of the biggest stories of the day belonged to Ana Marquez who was down to just 17,000 chips on the bubble but managed to spin up a stack of 442,000 by the day's end.

Ana Marquez survived the money bubble with 4 big blinds
Ana Marquez survived the money bubble with 4 big blinds

Some notables to hit the rail before even getting a sniff at the money bubble included Victoria Cohen Mitchell, Dominik Nitsche, Kitty Kuo, Mustapha Kanit, Andre Akkari, and Patrick Antonius. Cohen Mitchell was looking to become the only three-time EPT winner but unfortunately, that will have to wait for another time.

Just two players off of the money, Harpreet Gill and Danny Pyke were both eliminated at the same time before the hand-for-hand process could even begin. That burst the money just moments before players went on dinner break and the short stacks quickly followed them out the door after securing a min-cash.

Another comeback story from Day 2 belonged to Gaelle Baumann who had a rollercoaster of a day. Baumann picked up a pot on the first hand of the day but just 10 minutes later, found herself down to just seven big blinds after losing a key all-in pot to Julien Martini. Baumann didn't falter though as she managed to find an above-average bag of 464,000 at the end of the day. Martini, on the other hand, wound up with just 170,000 but will be returning for Day 3.

A few notable to reach the money but will not be moving on to Day 3 include Davidi Kitai, Leo Margets, Timothy Adams, Rainer Kempe, Benjamin Spragg, and 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir.

The action is slated to resume at 12 p.m. noon on Thursday, May 5 with just 85 players returning to their seats. It is expected that they will be playing another six and a half levels with a 20-minute break after every level and a half. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates throughout the Main Event.

Tags: Ana MarquezAndre AkkariBenjamin SpraggCohen MitchellDanny PykeDavidi KitaiDominik NitscheFerenc DeakGaelle BaumannHarpreet GillJulien MartiniKitty KuoKoray AldemirLeo MargetsMustapha KanitNiall FarrellOle SchemionPatrick AntoniusRainer KempeTimothy AdamsVictoria Cohen Mitchell

2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Ana MarquezSpain442,00074
12Jerome ZerbibFrance524,00087
13Simone AndrianItaly259,00043
14Claudio Di GiacomoItaly587,00098
15Josip SimunicAustria110,00018
16Marcelo SimoesBrazil664,000111
17Julien VeyssiereFrance383,00064
18Nicola GriecoItaly181,00030
21David Lopez LlacerSpain279,00047
22Artem KasidinSwitzerland317,00053
23Enrico MoscaItaly81,00014
24Lucien CohenFrance150,00025
25Julien MartiniFrance170,00028
26Zhong ChenNetherlands163,00027
27Sylvestre CeccaldiFrance41,0007
28Oliver BoschAustria289,00048
31Erkan SoenmezGermany446,00074
32Nariman YaghmaiIran580,00097
33Tommaso BriottiItaly332,00055
34Alexis NicolaiFrance230,00038
35Kamel AtouiFrance130,00022
36Stefano FerraraItaly503,00084
37Franz BracherSwitzerland262,00044
38Stephan SalzmannSwitzerland192,00032
41Aram SargsyanArmenia203,00034
42Didrik MantorNorway312,00052
43Pavel VekslerUkraine123,00021
44Guillaume DiazFrance262,00044
45Hugo PingrayFrance540,00090
46Andrea RasuloItaly192,00032
47Boris KuzmanovicCroatia255,00043
48Eric SfezFrance600,000100
51Marc FogginUnited Kingdom460,00077
52Alexandros KoloniasGreece69,00012
53Nicolas JulienFrance165,00028
54Vlado BanicevicMontenegro725,000121
55Marc CristianiFrance351,00059
56Ferenc DeakHungary1,137,000190
57Javier Gomez ZapateroSpain866,000144
58Huy PhamVietnam323,00054
61Alejandro RomeroSpain265,00044
62Dragos TrofimovMoldova658,000110
63Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada103,00017
64Christian RotundoItaly406,00068
65Mehdi ChaouiMorocco364,00061
66Ariel SebbanFrance388,00065
67Justin SalibaUnited States369,00062
68Charles-Henri GarneroFrance316,00053
71Leonard HerrmannAustria355,00059
72Ole SchemionGermany1,046,000174
73Arnaud MatternFrance250,00042
74Yannick CardotFrance193,00032
75Flavien MulletFrance474,00079
76Jussi NevanlinnaFinland536,00089
77Gaelle BaumannFrance464,00077
78Morten HvamDenmark465,00078
81Terje BremsethNorway255,00043
82Ramon ColillasSpain796,000133
83Sylvain LoosliFrance205,00034
84Peter TurmezeyHungary212,00035
85Nikolai TulinRussia564,00094
86Fabien MotteFrance809,000135
87Sofia LovgrenSweden244,00041
88Rintaro KagawaJapan174,00029
92Mikal BlomlieNorway82,00014
93Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom1,175,000196
94Christophe PanettiSwitzerland338,00056
95Danut ChisuRomania535,00089
96Laurent ChenetFrance94,00016
97Daniel GolderUnited Kingdom582,00097
98Jaime CervantesUnited States204,00034
101Francky MaglioccoFrance780,000130
102Inigo Naveiro MartinSpain117,00020
103Dylan LambertSwitzerland94,00016
104Jason WheelerUnited States511,00085
105Shakhabiddin MuradovLatvia157,00026
107Hassan FaresFrance162,00027
108Jacques Der MegreditchianFrance531,00089
111Fausto TantilloItaly802,000134
112Arthur ConanFrance421,00070
113Lucas SfezFrance495,00083
114Shyngis SatubayevKazakhstan690,000115
116Mikael GuenniFrance115,00019
117Ramzi KaramLebanon234,00039
118Jonas LauckGermany339,00057

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
1,175,000 442,000
EPT 1X Winner
Ferenc Deak hu
Ferenc Deak
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
1,046,000 396,000
Javier Gomez Zapatero es
Javier Gomez Zapatero
866,000 -44,000
Fabien Motte fr
Fabien Motte
809,000 -11,000
Fausto Tantillo it
Fausto Tantillo
802,000 232,000
Ramon Colillas es
Ramon Colillas
796,000 -4,000
Francky Magliocco fr
Francky Magliocco
Vlado Banicevic me
Vlado Banicevic
725,000 115,000
Shyngis Satubayev kz
Shyngis Satubayev
690,000 -50,000
Marcelo Simoes br
Marcelo Simoes
664,000 244,000
EPT 1X Winner
Dragos Trofimov md
Dragos Trofimov
658,000 297,000
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
Claudio Di Giacomo it
Claudio Di Giacomo
587,000 -123,000
Daniel Golder gb
Daniel Golder
582,000 -123,000
Nariman Yaghmai ir
Nariman Yaghmai
580,000 -100,000
Nikolai Tulin ru
Nikolai Tulin
564,000 -46,000
Hugo Pingray fr
Hugo Pingray
540,000 203,000
Jussi Nevanlinna fi
Jussi Nevanlinna
536,000 91,000
Danut Chisu ro
Danut Chisu
535,000 145,000
Jacques Der Megreditchian fr
Jacques Der Megreditchian
531,000 56,000
Jerome Zerbib fr
Jerome Zerbib
524,000 -6,000
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
511,000 3,000
Stefano Ferrara it
Stefano Ferrara
503,000 13,000
Lucas Sfez fr
Lucas Sfez
495,000 -25,000

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Hulme Felted by Soenmez

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Over on the feature table, Ferenc Deak leaped above a million in chips but he was not involved in the final all-in showdown that unfolded.

Andrew Hulme was at risk before the flop with a shorter stack and tabled the {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}. He was well ahead of Erkan Soenmez with the {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} but the {j-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} board gave Soenmez trips jacks.

Player Chips Progress
Ferenc Deak hu
Ferenc Deak
1,137,000 774,000
Francky Magliocco fr
Francky Magliocco
780,000 140,000
Erkan Soenmez tr
Erkan Soenmez
446,000 374,000
Andrew Hulme gb
Andrew Hulme

Tags: Andrew HulmeErkan SoenmezFerenc Deak

Calamusa Among Last Casualties

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Pierre Calamusa
Pierre Calamusa

Eric Sfez raised and Pierre Calamusa then three-bet. Lucas Sfez four-bet jammed and his father folded while Calamusa eventually called it off to create the following coin flip.

Pierre Calamusa: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Lucas Sfez: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} flop gave Sfez trips kings and he retained his lead throughout the {2-Diamonds} turn and {3-Clubs} river.

Player Chips Progress
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
600,000 15,000
Lucas Sfez fr
Lucas Sfez
520,000 390,000
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa

Tags: Eric SfezLucas SfezPierre Calamusa

Colillas Gunning for the Lead

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Ramon Colillas and Pavel Veksler checked the {q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop and {k-Clubs} turn. On the {6-Clubs} river, Colillas bet 40,000 and Veksler reluctantly called. The {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts} of Colillas won the pot as Veksler mucked.

One hand later, Veksler opened to 12,000 from under the gun and Fabien Motte called in the small blind. Colillas three-bet to 40,000 and forced two folds.

Player Chips Progress
Fabien Motte fr
Fabien Motte
820,000 -50,000
Ramon Colillas es
Ramon Colillas
800,000 350,000
Pavel Veksler ua
Pavel Veksler
125,000 50,000

Tags: Fabien MottePavel VekslerRamon Colillas

Nevanlinna Flips Trevidy to the Rail

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Jussi Nevanlinna had a raise of 24,000 sitting in front of him and Ewen Trevidy shoved all in for 108,000 on his right. Nevanlinna gave it some thought and eventually made the call.

Ewen Trevidy: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Jussi Nevanlinna: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Nevanlinna held on with his pocket nines to eliminate Trevidy near the end of Day 2.

Player Chips Progress
Jussi Nevanlinna fi
Jussi Nevanlinna
445,000 240,000
Ewen Trevidy fr
Ewen Trevidy

Tags: Ewen TrevidyJussi Nevanlinna