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EPT Monte Carlo: Austria’s Matthias Eibinger Takes Down €50,000 Single-Day High Roller For €844,080

Matthias Eibinger
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  • Arpit Jain May 2, 2019
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The 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT’s €50,000 Single-Day High Roller attracted 58 entries (including 22 re-entries) with the top eight places walking home with a share of the €2,813,580 prize pool. Taking away the lion`s share of the prize pool collection was Matthias Eibinger (cover image)who pocketed the top prize worth €844,080 after defeating Alex Foxen heads-up for the title.

The field was replete with some of the finest players in the game, and most among them were unable to even min-cash, including Adrian Mateos, Timothy Adams, Nick Petrangelo, Erik Seidel, Mikita Badziakouski, David Peters, Rainer Kempe, Charlie Carrel, Steve O’Dwyer, and Sam Greenwood.

The money bubble lasted for almost two full levels, and it was the eventual runner up Foxen who got things moving by eliminating both Daniel Dvoress and Seth Davies in one go. Dvoress went out on the money bubble while Davies min-cashed for €112,540.


Final Table Recap

Right after the money bubble burst,Michael Soyza open-shoved with jack high and found one caller in Foxen who tabled queen high. Foxen hit a runner-runner flush to send Soyza packing in seventh place.

Jean-Noel Thorel then busted after his king-jack lost to Foxen’s king-ten as the latter rivered a straight.

Alexander Uskov then decided to move all-in with and Wai Leong Chan looked him up with . The board provided no aid to Uskov, and he busted the event in fifth place.

Next up, Ben Heath put his ten big blind stack in the middle holding pocket fives and Foxen called off with ace-queen suited. An ace on the river and Heath hit the rail in fourth place.

Down to three-handed play, Malaysia’s Wai Leong Chan jammed with and Eibinger tank-called with . The board blanked out resulting in Chan`s elimination in third place.

The heads-up duel between Eibinger and Foxen was a short affair, and on just the third hand of the match, the latter shoved with pocket fours, and Eibinger called with . The board ran declaring Eibinger the champion!

Matthias Eibinger
Matthias Eibinger

Final Table Results (EURO)

  1. Matthias Eibinger – €844,080
  2. Alex Foxen – €610,550
  3. Wai Leong Chan – €393,900
  4. Ben Heath – €298,240
  5. Alexander Uskov – €230,710
  6. Jean-Noel Thorel – €180,070
  7. Michael Soyza – €143,490
  8. Seth Davies – €112,540

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