A total of 46 unique players bought in for €100K in the Super High Roller during the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. 15 players opted to rebuy after busting early, creating a total prize pool of €5.978.000. The first price money was originally €1.775.500 with eight players reaching the money.
The final table saw Iranian player Ali Reza Fatehi holding a massive chiplead.
In hand #13 Ivan Luca couldn't improve with his pair of jacks against the queens of Kanit, busting in 8th place for €236.750. Shortly after Sam Greenwood busted with 7d5d, being dominated by Kanit's Tc5h. Greenwood pocketed €301.820 for his perfomance.
The shortstack at the beginning of the final table, Paul Newey, scored the knock-out of Stephen Chidwick. Chidwick couldn't spike a 3 with his Ac3h against Newey's AdKd and earned €378.750.
Paul Newey found his Waterloo in fifth place, when his set couldn't dodge the ton of outs Schemion had. On a flop of 9d8cTc Schemion held Qc6c, good for 15 outs against Newey's 8s8h. The 3c fell on the turn, and the river didn't pair the board meaning Newey's run was over, good for €485.300.
Five hands later Igor Kurganov was dominated with QhTh against Kanit's AdQd and didn't improve. Kurganov scored €627.300. In 2015 Kurganov was fifth for €551.000 and in 2014 he came in third for €1.128.300.
Former chipleader Reza Fatehi finished in third when he couldn't win the crucial coinflip with 5h5c against Schemion's AdTc, earning the Iranian player his first Hendon Mob Flag and a nice price of €828.500.
Ole Schemion and Mustapha Kanit made a deal for respectively €1.547.800 and €1.462.000 with €50.000 left to play for. The heads up play didn't last very long, as Kanit's 7s7h didn't improve against Schemion's QdQh. Schemion adds another impressive score to his resume.