Krzysztof Magott Wins EPT Monte Carlo €5,200 PLO Single-Day High Roller for €113,370
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- EPT Monte Carlo €5,200 PLO Single-Day High Roller Final Table Results
- EPT Monte Carlo €5,200 PLO Single-Day High Roller Recap
After 13 hours on Day 1, it took just 12 hands on an impromptu Day 2 for Krzysztof Magott to secure victory in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour €5,200 PLO Single-Day High Roller.
This is Magott’s third PLO cash of the festival, after cashing both the €550 and €1,100 side events.
EPT Monte Carlo €5,200 PLO Single-Day High Roller Final Table Results
|Place||Name||Country||Prize in €||Prize in $|
|1||Krzysztof Magott||Poland||€ 113,370||$126,861|
|2||Alexandre Amiel||France||€ 80,570||$90,158|
|3||Ivan Leow||Malaysia||€ 52,770||$59,050|
|4||Wai Leong Chan||Malaysia||€ 40,610||$45,443|
|5||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||€ 32,160||$35,987|
|6||Sergey Verkhoturov||Belarus||€ 25,150||$28,143|
|7||Helmut Schott||Austria||€ 19,790||$22,145|
|8||Basil Yaiche||France||€ 15,460||$17,300|
"My main game is cash PLO," Magott told PokerNews after his victory. "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.
"by the time there were sixteen left, I was pretty sure that I’m the best player"
"Actually when there were twenty-four players left, I saw there were some players that were better than me, but they busted, so I was lucky. So by the time there were sixteen left, I was pretty sure that I’m the best player and then I was just pushing a little bit of an edge."
Most of Magott’s Hendon Mob cashes are in PLO, but this is his first recorded win. "I checked, and this is my thirteenth final table and my first win! I think now I’m going to go work a little bit on my game and then play SCOOP. I mean, first I’m going to chill. Then work on my game and SCOOP!"
EPT Monte Carlo €5,200 PLO Single-Day High Roller Recap
After a 25-minute delay, the Single-Day High Roller got underway and throughout ten levels of late registration, several big names jumped in the field.
They included Luc Greenwood, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Ole Schemion, Max Silver, Jean-Noel Thorel and PokerStars Team Pro Andre Akkari, along with French players Guillaume Diaz and Sylvain Loosli.
As play progressed, Ivan Leow built up a robust early chip lead and held it for much of the tournament. Fellow Malaysian Wai Leong Chan also had a strong stack midway through the day.
There had been a steady stream of eliminations throughout the day, but these seemed to dry up as the bubble approached. Eventually, Olivier Rousse’s kings were cracked by Anson Tsang and the remaining 11 players each locked up €10,310.
Paul Leckey and Konstantinos Bouloutsos were both eliminated, before the players combined around a single table.
By now, Chan’s stack was into the seven figures as the smaller stacks tried to ladder. Andreas Freund had his aces cracked by Leow, who joined his compatriot in over a million in chips, taking over the chip lead in the process. It was back and forth between the pair, as Chan quickly regained the chip lead with the elimination of Basil Yaiche in eighth place, cracking the latter’s aces.
It was a final table of doubles, with Leow doubling through Tsang before Helmut Schott got his chips in drawing dead against Krzysztof Magott.
Sergey Verkhoturov was next to go, with Tsang and Alexandre Amiel both doubling twice before Tsang was eliminated.
Four-handed was a tight affair. Amiel doubled once more, then Leow and Amiel both doubled through Chan in quick succession. Chan then doubled through Amiel, and Amiel then doubled through Magott. Are you keeping up? A big Magott double finally saw Chan succumb in fourth place. He was soon followed out the door by Leow.
The remaining two players couldn’t fit a single hand in before gaming regulations dictated a hard stop, with no poker playing allowed past 6 am local time. Krzysztof Magott bagged 3,130,000 in chips while Alexandre Amiel wrote down 1,120,000 in chips on his bag.
On the extra day, play lasted all but 12 hands. Alexandre Amiel closed the gap with a full house on the very first hand, but after calling a three-bet, he was forced to fold on a king-high board. Later, Amiel would tell Magott that he folded double-suited queens, with Magott responding that he had aces.
Regardless, on the very next hand, it was over. The two got it in before the flop with Amiel holding off tens while Magott had a double suited hand. Maggott flopped two pair and rivered a wheel to claim the victory.
The 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT is in full swing with the Main Event on its third day and the €25,000 High Roller showing dozens of entries already. Check out all EPT Monaco live updates on the PokerNews Live Reporting EPT Monte Carlo hub.
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