The €500,000 Monaco Cup opens for business at the EPT Grand Final

The €1,100 Monaco Cup started today picking up 108 players meaning there's a huge overlay at the moment. The event has a €500,000 guarantee attached meaning that anything less than 500 entries is going to see free money poured into the prize pool. Today, however, is just the first of three starting days with busted players allowed to buy back into consecutive days.

PokerStars Live Events Specialist Neil Johnson said: "With a great structure and three different chances at the coveted first prize, everyone will get their shot at a piece of the first-ever €500,000 Monaco Cup."

Among the players taking their shot today are Team PokerStars Pros Chris Moneymaker, Pierre Neuville, Jan Heitmann and Humberto Brenes. Day 1B takes place tomorrow and Day 1C the day after so you still have time to drive on over to Monaco!

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Just another car in Monaco

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Rick Dacey
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