Silverman Wins EPT Monte Carlo High Roller For $1 Million

Silverman Wins EPT Monte Carlo High Roller For $1 MillionSteven Silverman has won the EPT Monte Carlo High Roller, after defeating a field of 121 entrants plus 37 re-buys on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the €775,400 ($1,016,745) first place prize. With his latest win at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, the US pro now takes his live career earnings to $1,980,653, to go with the $1,137,644 he has won playing online under the screen name Zugwat.
As the €25,000 High Roller event played down to its final table, Vanessa Selbst (A-J) eliminated both Victor Sbrissa (K-K) and Kyle Cheong (K-J) on an A-10-3-5-6 board to lead the seven remaining finalists.
Steven Silverman (A-Q) subsequently dispatched Igor Kurganov (A-10) to the rail in 7th (€154,700), before doing likewise to Toby Lewis in 5th for €232,400.
After some discussion, the four players remaining, however, failed to agree a deal, which worked out poorly for Vanessa Selbst as she was next to hit the rail in 4th for €290,300, while the remaining players then agreed to receive €760,000 apiece and leave €15,400 for the eventual winner.
Soon after, Tony Gregg (K-K) took care of Fadar Kamar (A-7) in 3rd to get the heads-up underway against Silverman. The brief battle subsequently came to a conclusion with Silverman (A-J) and Gregg (2-2) all-in preflop only for the board to run out 6-5-3-J-J, thus handing Steven Silverman the EPT title.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Steven Silverman €775,400*
2 Tony Gregg       €760,000*
3 Fadar Kamar       €760,000*
4 Vanessa Selbst   €290,300
5 Toby Lewis       €232,400
6 Chris Moore       €193,500
7 Igor Kurganov       €154,700
8 Victor Sbrissa   €116,100

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