Who Will Win the 2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT Main Event?
Eight players remain, one will stand tall at the end of the day. The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT is back in the principality in on the French Riviera and after five action-packed days, the lion's share of the €3,768,450 prize pool is still up for grabs. All players are guaranteed at least €68,300 for their efforts but all eyes are locked on the €712,500 first-place prize and the coveted moniker of EPT champion that awaits the winner.
There's also a free $30,000 Platinum Pass ready for the winner. Everyone one of the remaining players is eligible for the extra prize, except David Peters, who already won a Pass at the PCA. If Peters would win today, the runner-up will receive the prized Pass instead.
The action-packed Day 5 of the Main Event will go down in history as one of the most exciting days in recent poker history. A field of 16 shed half its hopefuls and went down to 8, where seemingly every one of the final 8 players held the chip lead at some point. Chipleader coming into the final day is Nicolas Dumont, who will start the day with 5,255,000 in chips.
Joining Dumont on stage are Tomas Jozonis (3,800,000), Honglin Jiang (2,985,000), Patrik Antonius (2,975,000), who can be a two-time EPT champion if he was to win, Javier Fernandez (2,755,000), Peters (2,400,000) and German mastermind Ole Schemion, who will start as the short stack with 1,160,000.
Rounding out the final 8 is Hungarian qualifier Krisztian Gyorgyi (1,940,000), who put himself on the highlight reel for years to come with an instantly classic seven-deuce play that went viral shortly after. Gyorgyi has no recorded live cashes and qualified for this event for just $5 on PokerStars.
Cards will be in the air at noon and the final table will be broadcasted with cards up on a 30-minute delay. PokerNews will time the updates along with the stream as to not spoil anything as it happens live here in Le Sporting in the Monte Carlo Bay Resort & Hotel. Follow the action from start to finish as we crown a new EPT champion!
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||David Peters||United States||2,400,000||24|
|8||Honglin Jiang||New Zealand||2,985,000||29|
Player profiles below courtesy of PokerStars