2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
€100,000 EPT Super High Roller
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in €100,000
Players 52

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 120,000
€100,000 EPT Super High Roller
Day 3 completed

Sergio Aido Captures the Title in the €100,000 Super High Roller

ajlamers • Level 22: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Sergio Aido Winner SHR
Sergio Aido Winner SHR

One of the most prestigious events at the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT has wrapped up and it was a comeback for the ages. Sergio Aido has risen to the top of the €100,000 Super High Roller to claim the title and the €1,589,190 first-place prize. Aido outlasted a total of 52 entries and defeated his fellow Spaniard Jesus Cortes in a quick heads-up battle.

Aido entered the final day of competition with less than seven big blinds and at the bottom of the barrel among the final nine players. In fact, he had less than five big blinds when he spiked a three-outer to double up for the first time. That swung the pendulum in his direction as he won a coin flip to double up again in the very next hand.

The rise to the top of the podium was fuelled by some patient play and a string of cards that led to pot after pot against some of the top players in the world. In the last hand of the day, Aido trapped Cortes by limping the button with king-queen. Cortes moved all in with rags and Aido snapped him off. He managed to hold throughout the five-card runout and was able to put his hands on the beautiful trophy.

Aido has been around the high roller circuit for quite some time now, but he also fancies the nosebleed cash games as well. With over $8.7 million in career tournament earnings, this will go down as his largest cash to date. There appears to be no time to celebrate for Aido who quickly jumped into the €25,000 Single-Day High Roller for some poker action.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (EUR)Prize (USD)
1stSergio AidoSpain€1,589,190$1,772,393
2ndJesus CortesSpain€1,147,750$1,280,032
3rdSam GreenwoodCanada€731,530$815,841
4thDaniel DvoressCanada€554,950$618,910
5thMikita BadziakouskiBelarus€428,830$478,254
6thCharlie CarrelUnited Kingdom€327,930$365,725
7thWiktor MalinowskiPoland€264,860$295,386

The final day began with nine players returning to the felt but only seven of them would leave with some cash in their pocket. Things got off to a quick start when Luc Greenwood shoved his 11 big blind stack into the middle and was called by Koray Aldemir who had him dominated. Greenwood could not come from behind and was eliminated on the first hand of the day.

It took some time for the money bubble to burst with the short stacks finding some key double ups. However, it was Aldemir who found himself at risk with pocket nines against the ace-king of Daniel Dvoress. An ace on the river gave Dvoress the best hand and Aldemir was the last player to leave with nothing.

Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

A newcomer to the live high roller scene, Wiktor Malinowski managed to keep his short stack alive for quite a while, but his time finally came to an end when he ran his six big blinds into a surging Aido. Charlie Carrel was next to dump his chips to the eventual winner when he shoved all in from the small blind with nine-five suited. Aido called with an ace in the big blind and managed to hold on to eliminate Carrel.

It was an up and down ride for Mikita Badziakouski who doubled up to an average chip stack but then saw it all disappear just one hand later. With just a small blind left, Badziakouski had to make something happen before the blinds came around. He was all in with six-three suited but Cortes held a premium hand with ace-queen suited and made a flush on the river.

As the chipleader coming into the day, Dvoress had a rough go of things. He doubled up Sam Greenwood on the money bubble for half of his stack and was never able to fully recover. His tournament was eventually cut short when his ace-nine ran into the pocket kings of Aido. Two kings on the flop gave Aido quads and Dvoress was sent to the rail in fourth place.

Daniel_Dvoress
Daniel_Dvoress

On the heels of losing a huge pot to Aido who flopped two pair, the last Greenwood standing picked up a big ace on the button and decided to go with it. Unfortunately for him, the pocket kings made their way back to Aido and Greenwood was in dire straits. No aces on the board meant he would have to take a back seat to the heads-up match that would feature two players from Spain.

Aido was in the driver's seat heading into the heads-up battle with nearly a five-to-one chip lead. No deal was made between the two friends as they were each guaranteed a seven-figure payday. Aido's lead continued to grow and within 15 minutes, he sealed the deal on the first all in.

That wraps up the coverage for this event but there is still plenty of more poker being played at the Monte Carlo Bay Resort and Casino. You can continue to follow all of the action from a variety of events at PokerNews.com.

Tags: Charlie CarrelDaniel DvoressJesus CortesKoray AldemirLuc GreenwoodMikita BadziakouskiSam GreenwoodSergio AidoWiktor Malinowski

Jesus Cortes Eliminated in 2nd Place (€1,147,750)

ajlamers • Level 22: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Jesús Cortes
Jesús Cortes

Jesus Cortes entered the heads-up match as a huge underdog in chips against a red-hot Sergio Aido. When Aido limped in on his button, Cortes announced all in for around 1,750,000, just under 15 big blinds. Aido quickly called and the cards were on their backs for what could be the last time.

Sergio Aido: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Jesus Cortes: {9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

The flop came {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and Aido remained in the lead with his king-high. The turn was the {j-Hearts} and the river was the {5-Spades} to bring an end to the tournament. Cortes will have to settle for second place but will still leave with a seven-figure payday.

Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 13,000,000 2,265,000
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es Busted

Tags: Sergio AidoJesus Cortes

Sam Greenwood Eliminated in 3rd Place (€731,530)

ajlamers • Level 22: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Sam Greenwood
Sam Greenwood

Sam Greenwood raised to 250,000 on the button and Sergio Aido stuck in a three-bet to 960,000 in the small blind. The action was back on Greenwood who shoved all in for 3,250,000. Aido snapped him off and was in a commanding lead again.

Sergio Aido: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Sam Greenwood: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Aido picked up pocket kings again at an opportune time and had Greenwood on the ropes. While he didn't flop quads again, the flop of {9-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Spades} was still in his favor. The {4-Diamonds} landed on the turn and the {8-Spades} hit the river to send Greenwood to the payout desk in third place.

Aido and Jesus Cortes are taking a quick break before the heads-up action resumes.

Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 10,735,000 3,535,000
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 2,265,000 -285,000
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca Busted

Tags: Sergio AidoSam Greenwood

Huge Pot for Aido

ajlamers • Level 22: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Sam Greenwood just limped in from the small blind and Sergio Aido checked his big blind. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Greenwood check-called a bet of 160,000 from Aido.

The turn was the {10-Spades} and Greenwood checked again. Aido dropped in a bet of 500,000 and Greenwood still called to see the {j-Diamonds} on the river. Greenwood checked one more time and Aido tossed in a bet of 1,350,000. Greenwood flicked in a chip to call and Aido tabled {k-Spades}{3-Clubs} for two pair, good enough to win the pot.

Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 7,200,000 2,060,000
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca 3,250,000 -1,645,000
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 2,550,000 -320,000

Tags: Sergio AidoSam Greenwood

Level:
22
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

Greenwood Collecting Chips

ajlamers • Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Jesus Cortes limped in from the small blind and Sam Greenwood checked his option. The flop came {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and Cortes led out for 125,000. Greenwood called and the {2-Clubs} landed on the turn.

Cortes checked this time and Greenwood counted out a bet of 300,000. Cortes called and the {3-Clubs} completed the board. Cortes checked again and Greenwood reached back for a bet of 1,000,000. Cortes deliberated for a moment but soon sent his cards to the muck.

Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca 4,895,000 425,000
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 2,870,000 -520,000

Tags: Sam GreenwoodJesus Cortes

Daniel Dvoress Eliminated in 4th Place (€554,950)

ajlamers • Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Daniel Dvoress
Daniel Dvoress

Daniel Dvoress was the short stack at the table with around 15 big blinds and he shipped all in from the cutoff for 1,540,000. Sergio Aido asked for a count from the small blind and then made the call. Jesus Cortes folded his big blind and the two hands were tabled.

Sergio Aido: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Daniel Dvoress: {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

As if Aido wasn't ahead by enough already, the flop of {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} instantly secured him the pot. Dvoress was drawing dead to the {4-Spades} and {5-Clubs} runout and he became the fourth-place finisher.

Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 5,140,000 890,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca Busted

Tags: Sergio AidoJesus CortesDaniel Dvoress

Mikita Badziakouski Eliminated in 5th Place (€428,830)

ajlamers • Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Mikita Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski

Mikita Badziakouski put his last 50,000 chips in the middle from under the gun. Jesus Cortes raised to 225,000 in the cutoff and Sergio Aido called from the big blind.

The flop fell {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Aido check-folded to a bet of 250,000 from Cortes. Badziakouski turned over {6-Clubs}{3-Clubs} while Cortes had {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and the river was the {10-Hearts}. Cortes made a flush and Badziakouski was ousted in fifth place.

Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 3,025,000 375,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by Busted

Tags: Mikita BadziakouskiJesus CortesSergio Aido

Sylvain Loosli Wins the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT €10,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller

• Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Loosli was the shortest stack heading into the six-person final table on Day 3 of the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT €10,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller. Charlie Carrel was the dominant chip leader with a 8:1 lead on Sylvain's stack. However, Loosli played steady and fought his way to the first place prize of €198,610

Tags: Charlie CarrelSylvain Loosli