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