The remaining 23 players are now on a ten-minute break.
European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event Prizepool Set In Monte Carlo
Eventual Champion To Earn €1,224,000
The prize pool numbers are in for the 2013 PokerStars European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Grand Final €10,600 no-limit hold’em main event: a total of 531 players turned out to build a €5,310,000 ($6,975,747) prize pool, down 20 percent from last year’s 665 entrants.
The first-place prize will be €1,224,000, down from the €1,350,000 that was awarded to Moshin Charania for winning the same event last year.
The EPT Grand Final, first played in 2005, saw four year’s of growth from 2006-2009, but since then attendance has been down year-over-year.
Here is a look at the EPT Grand Final over the years:
|Year||No. of Entrants||% Change||Prize Pool||Champion||1st Prize|
|2009||935||11%||$12,181,000||Pieter De Korver||$3,000,000|
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