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Malte Moennig Leads at EPT Grand Final 2014

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Apr/29/2014
Malte Moennig Leads at EPT Grand Final 2014

EPT and PokerStars online regular Malte Moennig, who won his seat to the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final in a PokerStars 25,000 Frequent Player Point VIP Bash, is chip leader going in to Day 4. The 27-year-old from Cologne has 1,150,000, ahead of German player Sebastian von Toperczer who has 996,000. There are 41 players still left in the event which attracted 650 entries, generating a prize pool of €6.5 million. As well as the €1,240,000 first prize, the winner will also receive the coveted champion’s trophy as well a stunning watch from luxury Swiss brand SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor for EPT10 Main Events and High Rollers.

The remaining players include Team PokerStars Pros David Williams and Ville Wahlbeck, last night’s chip leader Vladimir Troyanovskiy (who snagged $792,180 for his runner-up finish at the PCA last year), PokerStars.fr TV Stars’ member Miroslav Alilovic, Columbia’s #1 poker player Mayu Roca, two-time WSOP bracelet winner Scott Clements, EPT Copenhagen winner Noah Boeken, EPT London winner Mark Teltscher, David Yan, Heinz Kamutzki, Kenny Hicks and Estonia’s #4 player Henri Kasper.There were 201 qualifiers for the Main Event and 18 are left.

EPTLive will be back at noon tomorrow when we’ll be playing down to 16 in the €10,600 Main Event. The €25k High Roller – one of the highlights of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final festival - will be starting at 1pm. The €1k EPT Pot Limit Omaha High Low Championships starts at 3pm.

Among those who cashed today were Ole Schemion (notching up another 100 or so points in the EPT Player of the Year race), Igor Kurganov, JC Alvarado, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz (who was sixth at the very first EPT Grand Final), Sylvain Loosli, Philipp Gruissem, Team PokerStars Pros Johnny Lodden and Angel Guillen, Sam Trickett, Ana Marquez, Jason Duval, Niall Farrell and Stephen Chidwick.

The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final features 48 events between April 23-May 2 at the beautiful Monte Carlo Bay Hotel in Monaco. As well as all the tournaments, cash game tables are running every day from noon until 6am. To view the full schedule, please visit http://psta.rs/EPT_GF.

OFFICIAL EVENT NAME / MEDIA GUIDELINES 
The official name of the event is the “PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final” or the “PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final”. You MUST use the official name at the start of each article, post or video and you cannot, under any circumstances, call the event "EPT Monaco" or "EPT Monte-Carlo". Any media infringing these and our published guidelines risk losing their media accreditation.

EPT SEASON 11 DATES 
Five European destinations confirmed so far:

EPT Barcelona August 16 - 27, 2014; (EPT Main Event August 21-27) 
EPT London October 8-18, 2014; EPT (Main Event October 12-18) 
EPT Prague December 7-17, 2014; EPT (Main Event December 11-17) 
EPT Deauville January 28 – February 7, 2015, (EPT Main Event February 1-7) 
EPT Grand Final April 29 - May 8, 2015 (EPT Main Event May 2-8)

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