US poker pro David Peters is leading what had left of the field of the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event after the tournament’s Day 3 of action. The player accumulated a stack of 1.839 million over the course of play by once again maintaining his well-known composure and making the right moves at the right time.
Peters is heading a group of 45 survivors, down from an original field of 777 runners, into the event’s next day of play. Action is set to resume at the host casino later today.
Trailing not far behind Peters are Javier Fernandez from Spain with 1.605 million in chips and Josip Simunic from Austria with 1.547 million.
While it was Peters to bag and tag the largest stack at the end of Day 3, he was not the only popular poker pro to grace the field of the first Monte Carlo Main Event to take place under the much-loved EPT brand after a two-year hiatus.
Former Main Event champions Adrian Mateos, Patrik Antonius, Davidi Kitai, and Dimitar Danchev as well as German poker pros Ole Schemion and Philipp Gruissem were only few of the familiar faces at the Monte-Carlo Casino tables. They all made it through Day 3 of the tournament and will return to the host venue today to continue their participation.
A Little Bit More Details about the Event
The EPT Monte Carlo Main Event attracted 777 entries, including 201 re-entries. The massive field created a prize pool of €3,768,450, which was split into payouts for the top 111 finishers. As predicted by organizers, the money bubble burst on Tuesday. Jean-Jacques Zeitoun became the unfortunate bubble boy after his pocket Jacks clashed against Greenwood’s [As][8d] on a [Ad][4h][6h][Qs][Ah] board.
Greenwood, who took down the EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller days ago, eventually went out in 64th place for €11,900. Each of the remaining 45 finalists is guaranteed a minimum payout of €13,600. The champion will be awarded €712,000 in prize money and the Main Event trophy. The EPT Monte Carlo Main Event will play through May 4 when the official final table is set to take place and the winner will be determined.
Peters, the overnight chip leader, has an excellent live poker record. The player’s winnings from various live tournaments currently total $20,577,185, which makes him the world’s 15th most profitable poker player, his home country’s 11th most profitable player, and his home state Ohio’s most profitable player of all time.
Peters is coming fresh from a seventh-place finish in the HK$2,000,000 Super High Roller Bowl China, from which he collected HK$8.73 million (approx. $1,113,018). As for his performance in the EPT throughout the years, the player has cashed in quite a few tournaments within the series and has won several of them, including the EPT Season 11 Malta €10,300 High Roller for €597,000.