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The €5,200 PLO Single-Day High Roller at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT was meant to be a one-day event but an impromptu second day was needed to declare a champion. After just 12 hands on Day 2, PLO cash game pro from Poland, Krzysztof Magott (cover image), came out on top and walked away with the lion’s share worth €113,370 – his third cash of the series.
Post his win, Magott told the media, “My main game is cash PLO. Lately, I’ve been working on my game, especially on PLO ICM stuff, so I was probably aware of the concepts which very few people at the final table, maybe none, were aware of.”
Only 11 places were paid, and the list of players who missed out on the money was replete with names of top pros like PokerStars Team Pro Andre Akkari Luc Greenwood, Guillaume Diaz, Sylvain LoosliJan-Peter Jachtmann, Ole Schemion, Max Silver, and Jean-Noel Thorel.
Olivier Rousse went out on the money bubble in 12th place. It took another three eliminations before the final table was formed. Paul Leckey (11th place for €10,310)and Konstantinos Bouloutsos (10th place for €10,310), and Andreas Freund (9th place for €11,750), all fell short of the final table.
Final Table Recap
Basil Yaiche was the first one to fall with Helmut Schott following him to the rail soon afterward.
Next up, Sergey Verkhoturov announced a pot raise, Alexandre Amiel 3-bet shoved, and Verkhoturov called. Amiel was ahead with ace-high and won the pot after turning a full boat.
Anson Tsang had a roller coaster ride on the final table that saw him doubling up four times, but his dream run was finally ended by Wai Leong Chan.
Chan, incidentally, became the next one out in fourth place.
Magott claimed his last victim of the day in Ivan Leow.
With that, the heads-up between Alexandre Amiel and Krzysztof Magott was set, and the duo returned for an impromptu Day 2 the next day. In just twelve hands of play, Magott sealed the win relegating Amiel to the rail in second place.
Final Table Results (EURO)
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