PGT Mixed Games: John Monnette Wins Eight-Game Event For $211,200

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Four-time WSOP bracelet winner John Monnette win his maiden PGT title and a $211,000 cash prize along with a beautiful PGT memento.

The $10,300 entry buy-in tournament had 88 hopefuls vying for the beautiful PGT Mixed Games trophy and a share of the $880,000 prize pool. Only 13 players reached the money.

Phil Hui money-bubbled the tournament in 14th place.

Notables who crossed the money line but fell short of the final table include Michael Noori (8th for $35,200), Anthony Zinno (9th for $35,200), Mike Wattel (10th for $26,400), Jeff Madsen (11th for $26,400), Benny Glaser (12th for $17,600) and Billy O’Neil (13th for $17,600).

Final Table Chip Count

  1. Brian Rast – 4,310,000
  2. Albert Daher – 3,345,000
  3. John Monnette – 1,980,000
  4. Damjan Radanov – 1,585,000
  5. Chris Vitch – 895,000
  6. Craig Chait -805,000
  7. Mike Thorpe – 275,000

Final Table Recap Eight-Game Event

Chris Vitch busted seventh after losing most of his stack to Craig Chait and the remaining chips to Albert Daher.

Mike Thorpe entered the FT with the shortest stack but worked up a pay jump, falling in sixth place, courtesy of Brian Rast.

Damjan Radanov was sent packing in fifth place by Albert Daher in an Omaha Hi-Low hand.

Brian Rast got to work again by eliminating Craig Chait in fourth place but couldn`t take those chips far as he finished third.

After Rast’s departure, John Monnette (2,300,000) and Albert Daher (10,900,000) went at each other in an intense and long-fought heads-up battle, which mostly went in Monnette’s favor until the duo decided to pause the match as the late registrations for Event #3: $10,300 Triple Stud Mix were closing. Both players wanted to enter the event and decided to postpone the match, with Monnette (9,950,000) bagging an over 3:1 chip lead over Daher (3,250,000).

While initially scheduled for Tuesday, the heads-up match got postponed by another day since Monnette made a fourth-place finish in Event #3.

PGT Mixed Games: Final Table Results 

  1. John Monnette – $211,200
  2. Albert Daher – $149,600
  3. Brian Rast – $105,600
  4. Craig Chait – $88,000
  5. Damjan Radanov – $70,400
  6. Mike Thorpe – $52,800
  7. Chris Vitch – $44,000