Prestigious EPT Monte Carlo Marks Second Stop of the 2024 Season


With the second stop of the European Poker Tour (EPT) 2024 season, all eyes turn towards its most illustrious stop, the EPT Monte Carlo. The end of May is traditionally reserved for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, but late April brings its own rush with poker players worldwide descending to Monaco.

Positioned in the heart of Europe’s gambling capital, 2024 EPT Monte Carlo runs from April 24 to May 4. It is held in the lavish Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte Carlo. The venue, known for its stunning views and a retractable roof that allows for a clear blue sky, provides a perfect backdrop for one of poker’s most prestigious events.

Salle des Etoiles

Like EPT Paris, the festival begins with the France Poker Series (FPS), featuring the €1,100 FPS Main Event from Wednesday, April 24, until Sunday, April 28. This sets a perfect stage for the largest festivities to come.

The centerpiece of the series is the €5,300 EPT Main Event, which commences on April 28 with Day 1A and Day 1B a day later. Four days of intense action follow before the climax on Saturday, May 4, when the 17th Monte Carlo champion will be crowned.

In last year’s Main Event, Mike Watson triumphed over a field of 1,098 entrants to claim a prize of €749,425. He beat Leonard Maue in a heads-up after the pair reached a deal, marking him as only the third player in history to win two EPT Main Event titles, joining the ranks of Victoria Coren-Mitchen and Mikalai Probal.

Mike Watson 2023 EPT Monte Carlo Winner

2024 EPT Monte Carlo Key Dates

April 24-28FPS Main Event€1,100
April 26-27FPS Cup€550
April 26-28FPS High Roller€2,200
April 27-29EPT Super High Roller€100,000
April 28-May 4EPT Main Event€5,300
April 30-May 2EPT Mystery Bounty€3,000
May 2-4EPT High Roller€25,000

2024 EPT Monte Carlo Livestreaming Schedule

The 2024 EPT Monte Carlo will surely showcase top-tier poker, which fans worldwide will be able to enjoy from the comfort of their home, as seven days of livestreaming have been announced.

Viewers on YouTube and Twitch will have the opportunity to catch every crucial moment of the action from the FPS Main Event final table, €100k Super High Roller final table, and five days of the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event.

DateStart TimeEvent
Tuesday, April 3012:30 CESTEPT MONTE CARLO: €5K MAIN EVENT – DAY 2
Wednesday, May 112:30 CESTEPT MONTE CARLO: €5K MAIN EVENT – DAY 3
Thursday, May 212:30 CESTEPT MONTE CARLO: €5K MAIN EVENT – DAY 4

EPT Monte Carlo Main Event Winners

Past EPT Monte Carlo events were especially notable for their record-setting prize pools. It remains the only EPT Main Event to have awarded more than €2 million for the first place, and it happened twice. The first one was claimed by Glen Chorny in 2008 with €2,020,000 win, and the second one by Pieter de Korver in the 2009 Main Event with a €2,300 first-place prize.

YearBuy-inEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
2023€5,3001,098€5,325,300Michael WatsonCanada€749,425
2022€5,300747€5,204,050Marcelo SimõesBrazil€939,840
2019€5,300922€4,471,700Manig LöserGermany€603,777
2018€5,300574€3,768,450Nicolas DumontFrance€712,000
2017€5,300727€3,635,000Raffaele SorrentinoItaly€466,714
2016€5,3001,098€5,325,300Jan BendikSlovakia€961,800
2015€10,600564€5,640,000Adrián MateosSpain€1,082,000
2014€10,600650€6,500,000Antonio BuonannoItaly€1,240,000
2013€10,600531€5,310,000Steve O’DwyerUSA€1,224,000
2012€10,600665€6,650,000Mohsin CharaniaUSA€1,350,000
2010€10,600848€8,480,000Nicolas ChouityLebanon€1,700,000
2009€10,600935€9,350,000Pieter de KorverNetherlands€2,300,000
2008€10,600842€8,420,000Glen ChornyCanada€2,020,000
2007€10,000706€6,636,400Gavin GriffinUSA€1,825,010
2006€10,000298€2,801,200Jeff WilliamsUSA€900,000
2005€10,000211€2,110,000Rob HollinkNetherlands€635,000

2024 EPT Monte Carlo Full Schedule

DateEvent NumberEventBuy-in
Wednesday, April 23Event 1 (1/A)FPS Main Event€1,100
 Event 2Qualifier to €1,100€250
 Event 1 (1/B)FPS Main Event€1,100
 Event 4 (day 1)Mystery Bounty€10,200
 Event 3Qualifier to €1,100€250
 Event 5Hyper Turbo€550
Thursday, April 25Event 6Qualifier to €1,100€250
 Event 1 (1/C)FPS Main Event€1,100
 Event 4 (Final)Mystery Bounty€10,200
 Event 1 (1/D)FPS Main Event€1,100
 Event 7Hyper Turbo Knockout€1,050
Friday, April 26Event 8 (1/A)FPS Cup€550
 Event 1 (day 2)FPS Main Event€1,100
 Event 98-Game€1,100
 Event 10€30,000 Warm Up€30,000
 Event 8 (1/B)FPS Cup€550
 Event 11Qualifier to EPT Main Event€1,155
Saturday, April 27Event 13 (1/A)FPS High Roller€2,200
 Event 12Qualifier to FPS High Roller€500
 Event 14Women’s€330
 Event 8 (Final)FPS Cup€550
 Event 1 (day 3)FPS Main Event€1,100
 Event 15 (day 1)EPT Super High Roller€100,000
 Event 13 (1/B)FPS High Roller€2,200
 Event 16Qualifier to EPT Main Event€1,155
Sunday, April 28Event 18 (1/A)EPT Main Event€5,300
 Event 19PL Omaha€5,200
 Event 17Qualifier to EPT Main Event€600
 Event 13 (Final)FPS High Roller€2,200
 Event 15 (day 2)EPT Super High Roller€100,000
 Event 1 (Final)FPS Main Event€1,100
 Event 20Qualifier to EPT Main Event€1,155
 Event 21Qualifier to EPT Main Event€1,155
 Event 22Hyper Turbo Knockout€1,050
Monday, April 29Event 23Qualifier to EPT Main Event€600
 Event 24 (day 1)PL Omaha€1,650
 Event 18 (1/B)EPT Main Event€5,300
 Event 15 (Final)EPT Super High Roller€100,000
 Event 25NL Hold’em€25,000
 Event 26Hyper Turbo Knockout€2,100
Tuesday, April 30Event 27Qualifier to EPT Mystery Bounty€670
 Event 24 (Final)PL Omaha€1,650
 Event 18 (day 2)EPT Main Event€5,300
 Event 29 (day 1)EPT Mystery Bounty€3,000
 Event 28PLO Hi/Lo€1,100
 Event 30 (day 1)€50,000 Super High Roller€50,000
 Event 31Hyper Turbo€1,050
Wednesday, May 1Event 30 (Final)€50,000 Super High Roller Second Chance€50,000
 Event 18 (day 3)EPT Main Event€5,300
 Event 32 (day 1)Seniors (50 years or older)€1,100
 Event 29 (day 2)EPT Mystery Bounty€3,000
 Event 2008-Game€5,200
 Event 33Hyper Turbo Knockout€2,100
 Event 34 (day 1)NL Hold’em€1,100
 Event 35NL Hold’em€25,000
 Event 36Qualifier to EPT High Roller€2,730
 Event 37Hyper Turbo Knockout€10,150
Thursday, May 2Event 40 (1/A)Mystery Bounty€1,650
 Event 39Qualifier to €1,650 Mystery Bounty€370
 Event 38Qualifier to EPT High Roller€2,730
 Event 34 (Final)NL Hold’em€1,100
 Event 32 (Final)Seniors (50 years or older)€1,100
 Event 29 (Final)EPT Mystery Bounty€3,000
 Event 18 (day 4)EPT Main Event€5,300
 Event 42 (day 1)EPT High Roller€25,000
 Event 41H-O-R-S-E€550
 Event 40 (1/B)Mystery Bounty€1,650
 Event 43Hyper Turbo€1,050
Friday, May 3Event 44Qualifier to €2,200 Deep Stack€500
 Event 42 (day 2)EPT High Roller€25,000
 Event 18 (day 5)EPT Main Event€5,300
 Event 40 (Final)Mystery Bounty€1,650
 Event 45 (day 1)€2,200 Deep Stack€2,200
 Event 46 (day 1)€550 NL Hold’em€550
 Event 47 (day 1)€10,200 NL Hold’em€10,200
 Event 48Hyper Turbo Knockout€2,100
Saturday, May 4Event 49NL Hold’em€330
 Event 47 (Final)€10,200 NL Hold’em€10,200
 Event 46 (Final)€550 NL Hold’em€550
 Event 45 (Final)€2,200 Deep Stack€2,200
 Event 42 (Final)EPT High Roller€25,000
 Event 50€2,100 6 Handed€2,100
 Event 18 (Final)EPT Main Event€5,300
 Event 51€5,150 6 Handed€5,150
 Event 52Last Chance Super Hyper Turbo€1,050

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