The event that crowned the European Poker Tour stop at 2019 PokerStars, and Monte-Carlo®Casino was the main event which required the buy-in of €5,300. The new champion is Manig Loeser, who claimed the trophy and won a total of €603,777, which is roughly $676,890. Manig Loeser is currently one of the best players in Germany, if not entire Europe, and he beat the field that was 922-player strong. The Main Event that took place in the principality of Monaco was the third-biggest EPT Main Event in this place ever.
The main opponent that Loeser had to face was Wei Huang, who comes from China. Wei Huang was playing great poker and he was very close to being the first ever player from China to claim an EPT trophy. When it comes to the amount of money that the players won, it is worth mentioning that the three players who remained in the play made a three-way deal. In the end, Wei Huang won a total of €552,056 ($618,906), and the third-placed Viktor Katzenberger from Hungary won €529,707 ($593,772).
The Final Table Standings
The last part of the tournament was the final table that consisted of eight players. The first out of those eight to hit the rail was a Canadian player named Timothy Adams, who won a total of €78,030 ($87,467). He was soon followed by Rustam Hajiyev, who is a player from Azerbaijan and who managed to snatch €109,510 ($122,755). The sixth place was reserved for Luis Medina from Portugal. Medina won €152,800 ($171,280).
The fifth place belonged to Nicola Grieco from Italy, who won a total of €206,590 ($231,576). Ryan Riess followed shortly after that in fourth place, and he won €265,620 ($297,745). Viktor Katzenberger was in the third place, and as soon as he dropped out, the two remaining players faced each other in the heads-up play.
The final part of the game was a back-and-forth play and Loeser had to take his time to get a 2-1 chip lead. When it comes to the final hand that made Loeser the winner, Huang had a jack-high turn with king-eight and had an open-ender and gutshot. However, he only faced a suited queen-eight for the queen-high straight with a blank ace that was on the river. This concluded the tournament, which ended at 3 am, with all players being happy to have completed it.
This also means that the European Poker Tour came to an end in Monte Carlo. However, make sure to follow us in order to find out more about other land-based and online poker tournaments, as the most exciting part of the year is still to come with some of the biggest tournaments ahead of us, such as the World Series of Poker. Stay tuned!
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