The EPT Monaco Super High Roller event final table was packed with big names in the poker world. The €100,000 buy-in made the tournament very exclusive and a total of 38 players started on Monday (seven of whom re-bought after swift elimination) for a prize pool of over €4.4 million which would be split by the top six finishers.
When the final eight handed table begun, Justin Bonomo had a very commanding chip lead holding 40% of the chips.
The first player to go out was Eugene Katchalov, also the only player with a prior Super High Roller title, won at the 2011 PCA. Eugene would soon after be followed by bubble boy Jonathan Duhamel who three-bet all-in with K-Q and got called by ElkY who was holding pocket Aces.
The remaining six players survived the bubble but Bonomo never lost his lead. Next to go was the second Canadian at the final table, Daniel Negreanu, with A-K suited against Bonomo’s pocket 10’s. Negreanu took €310,000 for 6th spot.
Masa Kagawa of Japan was next to go in fifth for €345,500 followed by Patrik Antonius of Finland in fourth for €443,000. Soon after that, France’s Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier departed in third for €621,000.
In the final heads-up hand, Reinkemeier of Germany four-bet all-in with pocket 4’s and was called by Bonomo holding A-Q. The board came A-K-5-17 and gave American Bonomo the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller title.
Bonomo achieved the largest victory of his poker career in Monte Carlo with €1.6 million. Reinkemeier collected €1.06 million for his runner-up finish.
Here are the 2012 Monte-Carlo EPT Super Highroller Results:
1. Justin Bonomo – €1,640,000
2. Tobias Reinkemeier – €1,060,000
3. Bertrand Grospellier – €621,000
4. Patrik Antonius – €443,000
5. Masa Kagawa – €354,500
6. Daniel Negreanu – €310,000
Congratulations to the winners!
The EPT Monte-Carlo €10,000 Main Event started today.