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Live Tournament Update: EPT Grand Final Schedule is Released

TAGs: Aussie Millions, EPT Grand Final, European Poker Tour, Lee Davy, Martin Rowe, Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort

ept-grand-final-schedule-is-releasedLive tournament update sees the European Poker Tour (EPT) release their Season 10 Grand Final schedule, and Martin Rowe leads Day 1C at the Aussie Millions Main Event.

The EPT have released their Season 10 schedule and it promises to be bigger and better than anything that has gone before it.

Scheduled to run April 23 – May 3 from the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in Monte Carlo, the festival will consist of 48 events with buy-ins as low as €110 and as high as €100,000.

With over 40 tables of cash game action and every variation of poker you could imagine players are going to be well looked after when it comes to finding action.

“The EPT has been leading the way in live poker for ten years, and this year’s EPT Grand Final will be the biggest and best ever. With more tournaments than ever before at lower buy-ins alongside our other events plus a wide range of cash games, a greater variety of players will be able to experience the EPT, creating a fuller festival atmosphere,” EPT President Edgar Stuchly said in a statement. “The EPT is a tour dedicated to providing an enjoyable and world-class poker experience for everyone, with a choice of games and buy-ins that that you simply cannot find anywhere else.”

The highlights of the festival are the €10,600 Main Event, which will run April 26 – May 2. Last year Steve O’ Dwyer captured the first prize of €1,224,000 after topping arguably one of the most prestigious final tables in EPT history.

The €100,000 Super High Roller will be returning for its third successive year and once again whales and poker players alike will be able to re-enter as many times as they like within the stipulated time period. Max Altergott is the current champion after securing €1,746,400 for what was his first-ever live tournament cash.

Then you have the €25,500 High Roller event, which last year saw Steve Silverman earning €775,400 after defeating Anthony Gregg in heads-up action on a final table containing Vanessa Selbst and Toby Lewis.

The €100,000 event will operate 24 April – 26 April, and the €25,500 event will operate 30 April – May 2

The full schedule can be found here.

Martin Rowe Leads The Start od Day 2 at the Aussie Millions Main Event

The Aussie Millions A$10,600 Main Event has completed its three starting flights and Martin Rowe has emerged as the chip leader for the start of Day 2 after topping the Day 1C field with 228,100 chips.

Rowe, who has just one previous Aussie Millions cash to his name back in 2008, secured the chip lead after taking down one of the biggest pots of the day after moving all-in on [6d] [4h] [2c] [Td], holding pocket tens for the set, against an opponent holding [5s] [3s] for the straight, and hit a six on the river to send him over 200,000 chips.

Jason Mercier also had a strong Day 1C to add to his cash in the A$25k Challenge Farce when he finished the day with 132,200 chips, and he was joined by the likes of Matthew Gabriele (171,000), Jimmy Nistas (176, 500), Max Lehmanski (176,400), Craig McCorkell (130,000) and Tom Alner (120,000).

The celebrity names that bust included Dan Kelly, Shane Warne, John Juanda, Tony Bloom, Marvin Rettenmaier, Isaac Haxton and Daniel Negreanu.

A total of 328 players entered the third starting flight bringing the final Main Event field size up to 657 players, meaning the event has hit a plateau after dragging in 654 players in 2013.

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