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European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event Prizepool Set In Monte Carlo

Eventual Champion To Earn €1,224,000

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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
2005 211 n/a $2,743,000 Rob Hollink $845,190
2006 298 41% $3,576,000 Jeff Williams $1,084,036
2007 706 137% $8,826,412 Gavin Griffin $2,429,103
2008 842 19% $12,882,600 Glen Chorny $3,193,822
2009 935 11% $12,181,000 Pieter De Korver $3,000,000
2010 848 -9% $11,364,310 Nicolaas Chouity $2,278,328
2011* 686 -19% $10,181,818 Ivan Freitez $2,226,345
2012  665 -3% $8,796,620 Mohsin Charania $1,785,780
2013 531 -20% $6,975,747 TBD $1,607,969
  • The 2011 running of the EPT Grand Final took place in Barcelona instead of Monte Carlo.