World Poker Tour events take place throughout the year and we recently reported news of Sam Greenwood’s High Roller win at the WPT Amsterdam. Soon after that, the European Poker Tour took off, with the Monte Carlo EPT scheduled to take place between 24th April and 4th May 2018.
31 events are scheduled to take place during this time and we have the result of the first event of EPT Monte Carlo – the €10,300 NLHE Opening Event. Spanish poker player Juan Pardo Domínguez shipped this event that saw a total of 49 entries and 22 re-entries.
This was Juan Pardo’s first ever live tournament win, after final tabling a couple of tournaments at the recent LIVE MILLIONS Barcelona. He took home the top prize of €201,500 ($246,598), and in a career spanning around 2 years, he has live poker earnings of close to a million dollars already.
Without much of experience, he beat some top pros from around the world. Commenting on this victory, Pardo said, “It is a dream come true. I feel tremendously happy and proud to have achieved this victory. I had to face good players like Timothy Adams, Stephen Chidwick or Rainer Kempe, but fortunately today things went perfectly.”
The heads-up battle didn’t last long as Pardo had a sizable lead going into it. He played Canada’s Timothy Adams who finally shoved all-in with K-9. However, Pardo had A-K, which proved good enough to win him his first ever live poker title. “He had a big chip lead and I just couldn’t come back. He plays really well. Tricky, aggressive, doesn’t give off much. I’m sure he’ll keep being around,” said Adams about his opponent.
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