EPT9 Monaco: Thomas Couquet catches first trophy, wins €18,900

Frenchman Thomas Couquet made a straight chop with former casino manager Rumen Nanev for €18,900 apiece. Nanev has proved himself to be quite the Omaha player this year winning three and, with this result, coming runner-up in two others. Couquet picked up a couple of small cashes at EPT Deauville but this is his first live win, which deserves some congratulations as mixed game side event wizard Marcel Luske and PCA Super High Roller champ Vanessa Selbst both made the final table.

Tres bien, Thomas.

EPT9 Monaco, event #11
Date: 8 May, 2013
Buy-in: €1,100
Game: PL Big "O" rebuy or add-on
Players: 34 (+ 30 rebuys/add-ons)
Prize pool: €65,475


Thomas Couquet

1. Thomas Couquet, France, €18,900*
2. Rumen Nanev, Bulgaria, €18,900*
3. Sergey Selin, Russia, €8,700
4. Marcel Luske, Netherlands, Team PokerStars Pro, €6,200
5. Vanessa Selbst, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, €4,990
6. Sergey Kudryavtsev, Russia, €4,390

*relates to a heads-up deal.

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