Bredthauer and Salter among those featured in episode 5 of EPT Monaco
When we first met Sebastian Bredthauer he was the scruffy haired young man from Germany, in Monaco on Frequent Player Points, reaching the money in his first live poker tournament. A few days later he was in the last 24 players. His girlfriend had flown into town, as had his friends, ready to cheer him all the way on this remarkable story.
For all of us now watching highlights of the event either on Channel 4 in the UK or online on PokerStars.tv, it's still an enthralling story. But then, there are so many such stories at such events as this latest episode demonstrates.
As well as Bredthauer you'll see Jack Salter showing more and more swagger, former winner Mark Teltscher intend, nay insisting on winning a second tour title, and others who, without the dramatic irony of a Google search, have everything to play for.
Watch all the action yourself in this latest episode, presented by James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton, who give a pretty good picture of what it's like to play and do well in the biggest EPT event of the year.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.