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Kanit Wins €50k HR for €936,500, Qualifier Triumphs in FPS
Italian pro Mustapha Kanit outlasted a small but incredibly tough field of 54 players (plus 12 re-entries) to win the new €50k High Roller at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo this weekend.
Kanit outdueled Canadian Mike Watson to take the title and €936,500 in cash. Watson settled for €672,300.
As usual the German contingent put on a strong performance with Martin Finger, Fedor Holz and Fabian Quoss finishing third, fourth and fifth respectively.
The €50k High Roller, which took only one day to play out, was actually added to the EPT Grand Final schedule due to popular demand.
There’s a good chance it will return next year as it generated a prize pool of €3.2 million.
With the victory Kanit moved up to over $3.7 million in lifetime live-tournament earnings. He also won the FTOPS XXVIII Main Event for $239,400 in March.
Here’s a complete look at the payouts:
1st. Mustapha Kanit, Italy, €936,500
2nd. Mike Watson, Canada, €672,300
3rd. Martin Finger, Germany, €437,000
4th. Fedor Holz, Germany, €329,800
5th. Fabian Quoss, Germany, €256,100
6th. Andrei Streltsou, Belarus, €198,500
7th. Mark Teltscher, UK, €156,900
8th. Ivan Luca, Argentina, €121,700
9th. Scott Seiver, USA, €92,860
PokerStars Qualifier Sebastian Supper Wins FPS
The EPT Grand Final isn’t just high rollers and €10k Main Events as the French Poker Series also hosted a €1,100 tournament in Monte Carlo.
German Sebastian Supper qualified for the event for just €30 on PokerStars but ended up outlasting 993 players to win the €177,000 first-place prize.
Noted Italian pro Luca Moschitta also made the final table. The former PokerListings Spirit of Poker award winner ended up taking sixth place for €32,700.
Finally former rugby pro David Suigan won the FPS €2k high roller for €126,155. Suigan beat Russian Yury Gulyy heads-up to win the title.
Meanwhile you can follow the EPT Grand Final Main Event via livestream right here on PokerListings.com.