EPT Monte-Carlo: Benjamin Pollak, winner of the High Roller

The 2019 EPT Monte-Carlo edition took place from April 25 to May 4 with a program rich in perspectives. Between the French National Championship at 1,100 euros, the Main Event at 5,300 euros and the Super High Roller at 100,000 euros, the tournaments have been linked. On the High Roller 25,000 euros, it is the French player Benjamin Pollak who wins the famous sesame.

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After a head’s up deal with the German Koray Aldemir, the French Benjamin Pollak won the trophy and an amount of 50,000 euros. Throughout the game, he was patient and knew how to increase his performance when the time came. Finally, 70-30 lost encourages the Habs player to request a split deal thus prompting Aldemir’s decision to stop play in order to request authorization from his stackers. After two hours of dueling, the Frenchman leaves with a reward of 705,840 euros while his opponent, Koray Aldemir pockets 655,840 euros. The Hungarian Marton Czuczor ranks third with 364,460 euros in his pocket. With this gain, Benjamin takes his fourth victory and accumulates 12.6 million in earnings during his career. An amount that is close to the n ° 1 of France All Time Money List, ElkY which displays 13.6 million Live earnings on the counter. Enough to encourage the latter to continue on the circuit and increase his record.

During the tournament, other players also shine including Laszlo Bujtas, Michael Addamo or Sergio Aido. He climbed to sixth place by winning the sum of 200,000 euros. Note that he represents the chip leader at the start of the final and wins at the start of the week. In total, 20 players cash in fairly large winnings by sharing the jackpot of 3,374,630 euros from 142 entrants. The competition lasted three days attracting many professionals from the sector. The overall winner said it was a thrilling game against a tough and valuable opponent.

The Main Event of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour at 5,300 euros ended with a deal at 3 for 1.7 million euros and the victory of the German pro player Manig Loeser. The next stage of the EPT will take place in Barcelona in August.

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