31-year-old Nicolas Dumont lives near Paris. He wasn't meant to play the Main Event but a serious of events led him to buy-in to the tournament and now he's leading the eight-handed final table. It started when Dumont's friend wanted to play but eventually couldn't so he offered Dumont a deal; if he could find a spare bed somewhere in Monaco, his friend would buy him into the Main Event.
And so the French driving instructor competes against some of the world's most prolific opponents, playing his first ever EPT. Dumont was the shortest stack on the final two tables but won all key all-in confrontations on Day 5, climbing all the way to the top.
His live tournament résumé reveals six previous cashes worth less than $25,000 combined. His best result to date was €9,500 in a €2,700 event that took place last month in Barcelona.
Dumont's Main Event run:
|Ended Day 1 with||116,100||59 / 299|
|Ended Day 2 with||483,000||3 / 120|
|Ended Day 3 with||341,000||23 / 45|
|Ended Day 4 with||500,000||16 / 16|
|Ended Day 5 with||5,255,000||1 / 8|