Nicolas Dumont Ships EPT Monte Carlo Main Event for €712,000

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Frenchman Nicolas Dumont manuevered through 6 days of play and a tough final table to take down the  €5,300 buy-in  PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT  Main Event and walk away with €712,000 as well as a coveted EPT title.

That wasn’t all he got. Dumont also received the much sought after $30,000 Platinum Pass to the Bahamas for the tournament of champions in January next year.

“It will be fantastic. I don’t have words for saying how I’m feeling. It’s unreal,” Dumont stated, according to pokernews.

Dumont entered the final table with the chip lead and managed to hold his own against seasoned poker pros such as Ole Schemion, Patrick Antonius and David Peters. (over $45 Million in combined live poker earnings between the 3 players. Finally, Dumont found himself heads-up against Honglin Jiang and managed to defeat the latter for the top prize.

A look at the final table payouts:

1. Nicolas Dumont – €712,000
2. Honglin Jiang – €434,000
3. Tomas Jozonis – €308,000
4. David Peters – €232,000
5. Krisztian Gyorgyi – €184,000
6. Patrik Antonius – €139,050
7. Javier Fernandez – €99,900
8. Ole Schemion – €68,300