Sergio Aido Wins EPT Monte Carlo €100K Super High Roller

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Sergio Aido has won the 2019 European Poker Tour Monte Carlo EUR100,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em extremely high-stakes gambler. The Spanish texas hold’em pro arised victorious from an area of 52 overall entries to capture the title and the leading reward of EUR1,589,190 ($1,779,893 USD), the biggest cash advance of his profession.

Aido’s lifetime incomes expanded to more than $10.3 million, making him the third greatest earning Spanish-born player in event poker behind only Adrian Mateos ($17.4 million) and Carlos Mortensen ($11.9 million).

Aido came into the third and final day of this event as the clear short stack, with nine players remaining and only seven set to cash in this event. Aido had just seven big blinds when play resumed. He managed to outlast fellow short stack Luc Greenwood and then doubled up twice in rapid succession to climb into the middle of the pack.

Koray Aldemir was the unfortunate bubble boy, losing a preflop race with 9Heart Suit9Diamond Suit agains the AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit of Daniel Dvoress.

Aido continued his climb up the leaderboard by scoring the first two eliminations in the money, sending Wiktor Malinowski (7th – $296,643 USD) and Charlie Carrel (6th – $367,282) to the rail to take the lead into five-handed action. Jesus Cortes doubled through and then knocked out a severely short-stacked Mikita Badziakouski (5th – $480,290) to further narrow the field.

The next big confrontation saw Daniel Dvoress move all-in from the cutoff for around 15 big blinds with the ADiamond Suit9Heart Suit. Aido picked up KSpade SuitKHeart Suit in the small blind and called Aido flopped quads to eliminate any suspense and send Dvoress home with $621,544 USD as the fourth-place finisher.

Aido scored another knockout with pocket kings, this time holding against the AHeart Suit10Spade Suit that Sam Greenwood had four-bet all-in with from the button. The kings held up to eliminate Greenwood in third place ($819,314 USD).

Jesus Cortes came into heads-up play at a sizable chip disadvantage, and it didn’t take long before it was all over. Aido limped in for 120,000 from the button and Cortes moved all-in for around 15 big blinds with 9Spade Suit2Diamond Suit. Aido made the call with the KClub SuitQHeart Suit. The board ran out ASpade SuitJClub Suit8Diamond SuitJHeart Suit5Spade Suit and Aido’s king high was enough to earn him the pot and the title. Cortes scored $1,285,480 USD as the second-place finisher.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (EUR)Prize (USD)
1stSergio AidoSpain€1,589,190$1,772,393
2ndJesus CortesSpain€1,147,750$1,280,032
3rdSam GreenwoodCanada€731,530$815,841
4thDaniel DvoressCanada€554,950$618,910
5thMikita BadziakouskiBelarus€428,830$478,254
6thCharlie CarrelUnited Kingdom€327,930$365,725
7thWiktor MalinowskiPoland€264,860$295,386