Nicolas Dumont loves the ladies. Pocket queens on the final hand against Honglin Jiang catapulted the inexperienced French tournament player to the European Poker Tour’s Monte Carlo Main Event title and €712,000.
Dumont, who only had six previous recorded tournament cashes, none of which were for more than €9,500, had to earn this victory by outlasting some great players on the final day, including high stakes legend Patrik Antonius, 2016 GPI Player of the Year David Peters, and German superstar Ole Schemion.
To conclude a tough heads-up battle that saw the chip lead go back and forth, Dumont finished off Jiang by being sneaky with pocket queens.
EPT Monte Carlo Main Event Final Hand
Dumont limps on the button with Q♥Q♦. Jiang raises to 650,000 with 6♦6♥ and then got check-raised to 1.55 million.
Jiang thinks for a minute before shoving all-in for around 10 million and got snap-called by a slightly larger stack. The board ran out 7♦K♣3♦8♥3♠. Game over.
A Legend is Born
The most memorable moment of the tournament occurred on Thursday when Krisztian Gyorgyi pulled off the sickest bluff of the tournament, and he became an instant legend.
Gyorgyi, a Hungarian, won a $5 satellite on PokerStars into the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event and parlayed that into a 5thplace finish and €184,000, a heck of a payday for a man who previously had minimal poker success. But he’s now a legend for this incredible bluff against Tomas Jozonis and hilarious reaction.
Seven high like a boss!