Ante Up for Africa cashes in at Monte Carlo

Isabelle Mercier
Isabelle showed no mercy and took down the Ante Up for Africa charity event.

The stars were out in force last night in Monte Carlo raising more than €260,000 during the inaugural Ante Up for Africa Europe.

The big winner from the event is Ante Up for Africa and its efforts in Darfur, but it was Victor Ramdin, Tony G, 18,200

  • Seat 7: Daniel Negreanu, 151,000
  • Seat 8: Teddy Sheringham, 44,900
  • Seat 9: Isabelle Mercier 42,700
  • Negreanu had a sizeable chip lead going into the final table, but he would see his chips whittled away and finally disappear as he ended up out in fifth place.

    Chabal, Duthie, Chene and Pagano were out before him, and Tony G didn't last long after him. Finally Minieri was taken out by Sheringham who faced Mercier heads-up with a 3-1 chip advantage.

    Mercier didn't get the nickname "No Mercy" for no reason though. She battled back, finally gaining the lead and then the win.

    As runner-up to a Team PokerStars Pro winner, Sheringham won the tournament prize, a trip to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas in January.

    The Ante Up for Africa charity tournament helped kick off the PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final this week as well. The tournament started today in Monte Carlo, and you can get the latest updates in the Live Tournaments section.

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