The PokerStars European Poker Tour(EPT) Monte Carlo wrapped up on May 7 after two weeks of poker action. The €5,300 Main Event saw Brazil’s Marcelo Mesqueu take the top spot for €939,840.
The 55-year-old from Rio de Janeiro became the first Brazilian to win an EPT main event title. He topped a field of 1,073 entries that produced a €5.2 million prize pool.
The packed series saw players from 67 countries at the Sporting Monte Carlo with €31 million awarded across 48 tournaments. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights from the series as other events coming up.
French series draws record turnout
Beyond Mesqueu’s big win, the €1,100 France Poker Series (FPS) Main Event was a major part of EPT Monte Carlo as well. That tournament drew 1,918 entries, making it the biggest turnout in the tournament’s history.
Another Brazilian found the winner’s circle in that championship as well. Lucas Scafini took the title, walking away with €250,000 of the €1.8 million prize pool. That total smashed the previous record by more than 27%.
Other Monte Carlo highlights
In other action, PokerStars cultural ambassador Neymar Jr. attended the event. He played in several tournaments and cashed twice in the festival.
Neymar took home €1,110 in the FPS Cup. He then collected €5,620 in the €2,000 FPS High Roller, finishing 55th out of 861 entries.
In the €100,000 Super High Roller, Spaniard Adrian Mateos emerged as champion. He outlasted a 42-entry field and won €1.4 million, the biggest prize of the series. The tournament created a €4.1 million prize pool, with the top six finishers in the money.
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More PokerStars action on the horizon
This year’s SCOOP features 318 events with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $25,000 and $75 million guaranteed. Players will find three main events kicking off on May 29.
These tournaments feature a combined $11.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. Here’s a look at the three championship events:
- $109 Main Event-Low – $2.5 million guaranteed
- $1,050 Main Event-Medium – $4 million guaranteed
- $10,300 Main Event-High – $5 million guaranteed
In the live setting, PokerStars has several other events around the corner, including opportunities to win a Platinum Pass.
A pass is valued at $30,000 and includes a travel package and $25,000 buy-in to the 2023 PokerStars Players Championship (PPC) in the Bahamas. Here are some PokerStars live events coming up.
- PokerStars UKIPT Dublin – May 16-22
- Road to PSPC Liechtenstein – CHF400 buy-in event (CHF200,000 guaranteed), June 2-6
- Road to PSPC Gujan Mestras (France) – €400 buy-in event, June 13 – 19
- PokerStars Summer Poker Festival Malta – June 18-26
- Road to PSPC Valencia (Spain) – €400 buy-in event, June 29 – July 3
- Road to PSPC San Marino – €400 buy-in event with €100,000 guaranteed, July 6-11
- Brazilian Series of Poker Winter Millions: Sao Paulo Road to PSPC – R$800 buy-in event, July 13-15
- Road to PSPC Dublin – €400 buy-in event, July 14 – 18
- EPT Barcelona – Aug. 8 – 21