German pro Simon Münz is leading the field at the end of Day 1a of the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo.
Pokerstars Pro Johannes Steindl
Münz has 175,200 and is closely followed by Swedish veteran Chris Bjorin with 171,100. American PokerStars player David Paredes who came fifth at the NAPT Venetian event is currently in fourth place with 144,600. Also among the chip leaders is Austrian Johannes Steindl with 141,300. Steindl is a long-standing member of Team PokerStars Pro Germany but his first EPT cash was only a few weeks ago when he came 13th at EPT Snowfest; he mainly plays high stakes online cash games.
A total of 351 players competed on Day 1a of the €10,600 Main Event including Phil Ivey, Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly, Patrik Antonius, Roland de Wolfe, Men “The Master” Nguyen and Erik Seidel. Amanda Cesare, who is sponsored by PokerStars after winning the Australian "Poker Star" TV show, also made it through to Day 2 with 19,400.
Five of this season’s EPT Main Event winners competed on Day 1a having won their Grand Final seat as part of their prize but only three made it through to Day 2. They are Aaron Gustavson (EPT London), Anton Wigg (EPT Copenhagen) and EPT Berlin winner Kevin MacPhee.
A total of 161 players won their seats to the prestigious €10,600 Main event online with PokerStars. The event is running April 25 to 30 at Le Sporting venue at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel.
Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier was runner-up in the €5,250 heads-up tourney for €60,000; the event sold out with 64 players and was won by Canadian Andrew Pantling.
EPT Kyiv winner Max Lykov won €17,500 for reaching the quarter-finals and also earned himself 19 points which means he is now virtually certain to be the Season 6 EPT Player of the Year.
Last year’s Main Event was won by Dutch Team PokerStars Pro Pieter de Korver for a first prize of €2,300,000.
For full reports on the EPT Grand Final, please see the PokerStars blog and video blogs on PokerStars.tv. EPTLive will continue its great Season 6 coverage with a live webcast in seven languages for the last two days of the EPT Grand Final Main Event and the final of the €25,000 High Roller event on May 1.
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