Patrik Antonius, Daniel Negreanu Make The Money of Monte Carlo Main Event

Published on May 1st, 2017 5:34 pm EST

Casino Monte Carlo - Main entrance - Beautiful sunny day - Globe art feature in front.A total of 727 players turned out for the Pokerstars Championship Monte Carlo main event this year. With a buy-in of €5,300, the final prize pool for the tournament ended up at a respectable €3,525,950.

After a full two days of play, the money bubble broke and the remaining 143 players are all guaranteed a payout of at least €7,580.

There are a number of very big names that are still left in the tournament, including Patrik Antonius, who finished Day 2 near the top of the leaderboard. Nick Petrangelo finished Day 2 with 562,000 in chips, which is good for the tournament lead, while Antonius lurks close behind with a stack of 452,200. Antonius hasn't been heard from very much since Full Tilt Poker 1.0 went under, though he has made the most of his time when he has appeared in live tournaments, as three of his four live tournament cashes since the start of 2013 have resulted in six figure cashes.

Daniel Negreanu is also still alive in the tournament, as he managed to finish Day 2 with 300,000 in chips. Negreanu is looking to add to his $33,140,448 in total life tournament cashes in this event, which is roughly $1.5 million more than the next closest player, Erik Seidel.

Some of the other notable names who are still alive in the tournament include:

Dan Smith, 333,000
Luke Schwartz, 187,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, 121,500
Liv Boeree, 73,000


The seven final table participants in this tournament will be guaranteed a minimum of €79,750, with the eventual winner walking away with €500,800 and the runner-up taking home €368,700.

Day 3 of the tournament will begin at noon local time on Tuesday afternoon.


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