Negreanu, Duhamel Final 8 In Monte-Carlo EPT Super High Roller, Delayed Praise For Watson

After two days of play and 45 entries, the European Poker Tour and Monte-Carlo Casino €100,000 Super High Roller, (about $130,325 CAD), is down to the final 8 players, with Canadian favourites Daniel Negreanu and Jonathan Duhamel just a few eliminations away from massive amounts of money and some very hefty bragging rights to those that believe cash won is how the poker world keeps score.

While these two already occupy the top 2 spots of the HendonMob’s All Time Canadian Money List, a win here would see Negreanu once again claim the top spot on the world All Time Money list, while Duhamel could see himself virtually tie Phil Hellmuth for the 4th spot. Even just getting into the 6 pay-out spots will see Jonathan enter the top 10, quite a feat by most measures.

They will have their work cut out for them however, with chip leader Justin Bonomo controlling 40% of the chips in play, while Negreanu sits just above the average stack and Duhamel with around half that. We don’t want to jinx anything though, so we’ll leave at that and the final table stats:


Justin Bonomo 4,393,000 (chips)

Tobias Reinkemeier 1,682,000

Daniel Negreanu 1,581,000

“ElkY” Grospellier 1,265,000

Masa Kagawa 1,076,000

Jonathan Duhamel 654,000

Patrik Antonius 338,000

Eugene Katchalov 262,000


Average Chip Stack: 1,343,750 (~56 Big Blinds/23.4 M)

Blinds: 12,000/24,000 Ante: 3,000



1st    €1,640,000 (approximately $2,167,602 CAD)

2nd  €1,064,000

3rd   €621,000

4th  €443,000

5th  €354,500

6th  €310,000 (~$404,000 CAD)


On another note, we hate to miss shining some spotlight on any of our own, looking back to last week in Berlin, we thought it best to mention that Michael “SirWatts” Watson pulled off what seems to be a somewhat of a signature move of his of late; shipping a side event. It only makes sense if your going to make the trip you might as well win something!

Watson jumped in the €5k turbo after busting the €10,000 High Roller and wound up tweeting “I won! 70.3k euros. Off to eat and celebrate!”

That’s nearly what 3rd place payed in the High Roller, so we really have to say; ”well played Sir, well played.”

Until tomorrow…

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