EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller Won By Tobias Reinkemeier

Tobias Reinkemeier has won the EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller tournament, after defeating a field of 113 players over three days to take down the title and the €965,000 ($1,371,396) top prize.
The German pro from Cuxhaven had to overcome a top class field of pros on his way to victory, including players such as Daniel Negreanu, Gus Hansen, Tony G, Johannes Strassman, Lex Veldhuis, Barry Greenstein, Humberto Brenes, Dario Minieri, Jason Mercier and last year’s champion Vanessa Rousso.
As the final table got underway, after just one hand dealt short stacked Michael Freidrich was the first player to exit the table in eighth (€81,300) when his A-4 push was called by Allen Bari with A-Q.
Baris’ celebration was short lived, though, and he became the seventh place finisher (€109,900) when his A-K all-in failed to improve to against his opponent’s pocket K’s.
Sorel Mizzi then picked up €143,400 for his sixth place finish, while Dutch pro Paul Berende went home €191,200 richer after being eliminated in fifth.
Next, Dori Yacoub woke up with A-K and went all-in, only to be called by Tom Marchese holding pocket 9’s. Unfortunately for Marchese the board ran out 6-A-A-4-K, and so he had to be content with a fourth place finish and €263,000 in prize money.
With Yacoub then exiting in third (€358,000), it was left to Tobias Reinkemeier and Olivier Busquet to battle it out for the title of EPT Monte Carlo High Roller champion and the €956,000 first place prize. Eventually, all the money went to the centre of the table with Busquet holding Ac-2c to Reinkemeier’s pocket Q’s, and with no help from the board Busquet finished runner-up for €597,600.
Meanwhile, victory at the EPT Monte Carlo High Roller event represented Tobias Reinkemeier’s biggest score to date and now boosts his live tournament career earnings to $1,818,888.

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