The first ever Brazilian EPT winner

The first ever Brazilian EPT winner


The second biggest event in Monte Carlo history concludes with the first ever Brazilian EPT champion.

Marcelo Mesqueu Marcelo Mesqueu

More positive omens for live poker as the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event attracted 1,073 entries making it the second biggest EPT Main Event in Le Sporting Monte Carlo. 

The Brazilian passion for poker is well documented but no player from Brazil has ever taken down a European Poker Tour title, until now. 

Largely unknown Marcelo Mesqueu of Rio de Janeiro defeated a final table that included PSPC champion Ramon Colllas to take down EPT Monte Carlo for €939,840.

You can watch the whole affair here from the live stream archives at PokerStars. 




Position

Player

Prize



1st

Marcelo Mesqueu

€939,840


2nd

Morten Hvam

€564,640


3rd

Dragos Trofimov

€397,590


4th

Jaime Cervantes

€298,710


5th

Hugo Pingray

€228,460


6th

Erkan Soenmez

€167,050


7th

Ramon Colillas

€125,420


8th

Yannick Cardot

€89,770


9th

Alejandro Romero

€69,990

The next stop for the returning European Poker Tour is EPT Barcelona in August, meanwhile PokerStars have their hands full now with the return of SCOOP.

Will you be trying to qualify for an EPT this year? Let us know in the comments:

Barry Carter

Barry Carter

Barry Carter is the editor of PokerStrategy.com and the co-author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2, Poker Satellite Strategy, PKO Poker Strategy & the new book Endgame Poker Strategy


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