Daisuke Ogita Wins Record-Breaking FPS Main Event in Monte Carlo 03 May

EPT Monte Carlo started with a bang. The record for the largest-ever France Poker Series (FPS) Main Event has been broken for the second time this year, first in Paris back in February, and now in Monte Carlo as well.

Day 3 started with 55 players and among the notables was Ben "Spraggy" Spragg, who ended his run in 21st place after a cruel cooler. On the other hand, his wife Marle Spragg won the €330 Ladies Event for €5,500. No man in the tournament this time around.

Spraggy finished 21st for €8,850.

At the end it was Japan’s Daisuke Ogita who outlasted the enormous 2,138-entry field in €1,100 FPS Main Event that generated a prize pool over €2,000,000. His career-best result netted him €307,160 after defeating France’s Rubens Sallam heads-up, who walked away with €191,940.

"I’m very happy, I was lucky," said Ogita to PokerNews after the win. He continued, "I have a small trophy from Paris and now I got the big one. It’s heavy!"

Ogita has been in fine form of late, having won a €5K 6-max side event at EPT Paris for €111K. According to TheHendonMob, this win takes him to $1.5 million in career tournament winnings. Moreover, he’s now just why away of entering the top 10 of Japan’s all-time money list.

Watch the entirety of the final table here:

2023 EPT Monte Carlo Event 1 – €1,100 FPS Main Event Results

Position Player Country Prize
1 Daisuke Ogita Japan €307,160
2 Rubens Sellam France €191,940
3 Tomas Patka Slovakia €137,100
4 Anatoly Chen Russia €105,460
5 Quentin Laugt France €81,130
6 Stefan Dimitrov Bulgaria €62,410
7 Adel Rahou France €48,010
8 Maksym Mamon Switzerland €36,940
9 Maher Achour Tunisia €28,420