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This Week's Big Winner: Nicolas Dumont Wins EPT Monte Carlo Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jun 20, 2018


Nicolas Dumont spends a lot of time in the passenger seat as a driving instructor in Paris, France. The 31-year-old was in the driver’s seat the final table of the 2018 European Poker Tour Monte Carlo €5,300 no-limit hold’em main event, coming into the eight-handed final table with the chip lead and leaving with the title and the €712,000 ($854,400 USD) first-place prize. Dumont had not even planned on playing the tournament, and only entered when his friend Julien Perouse found himself unable to make the trip. Perouse offered to put Dumont into the event if he could find accommodations. The arrangement turned out quite profitable for both Dumont and Perouse, with the former outlasting a field of 777 total entries to become an EPT champion. “I feel great,” Dumont told PokerStars reporters after coming out on top. “It’s my first EPT, my first win. What can I say? It’s crazy.” This was only Dumont’s fifth recorded live poker tournament, having only ...

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