2014 EPT Grand Final Main Event: Antonio Buonanno is Champion

eptantonioAfter a marathon 18 hours of play on the final day of the European Poker Tour(EPT) Grand Final at the Monte Carlo Casino, a champion was crowned as Antonio Buonanno captured the title and the top prize money of €1.24 million. Jack Salter who started the final table in lead was the man whom Buonanno defeated in several hours of heads up play and many exchanges of chips.

On the final hand, Buonanno raised with the {A-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Salter shoved with the {K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Buonanno called and held as the board ran out a rather uneventful {J-Hearts}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. The festive EPT Grand Final marked the end of an exciting schedule for EPT as a champion was decided after a long day.

The cross country FT had good representation from several EU countries and started off with some quick domination from overnight leader Jack Salter. He was responsible for the elimination of short stacked Sebastian Bredthauer in 8th place for €128,800.  Kenny Hicks who maintained lead after Day 4 in the tourney was the next to go in 7th place for €188,500, followed by Sebastian von Toperczer  in sixth place for €258,300. Magnus Karlsson went down in 5th place as Buonanno upped his act and started dominating. Post dinner break and some discussions for a deal, Mayu Roca went down in 4th place for €419,000. Malte Moennig who had a quiet day on the felt went in 3rd place.

 The Final table payouts of the EPT Grand Final Main Event are:
Place Player Prize
1 Antonio Buonanno €1,240,000
2 Jack Salter €765,000
3 Malte Moennig €547,000
4 Mayu Roca €419,000
5 Magnus Karlsson €332,000
6 Sebastian von Toperczer €258,300
7 Kenny Hicks €188,500
8 Sebastian Bredthauer €128,800
9 Martins Seilis €102,000