Seat 2: Andreas Klatt, 30, Germany, PokerStars player - 3,580,000
Andreas Klatt certainly knows what one has to do when they win a big poker tournament - try to win another one. The 30-year-old German pro outlasted the 1,252-entry PokerStars National Championship here in Monaco, pocketing €151,445. And his momentum has carried on during the Main Event, too. Klatt navigated his way to the final table, making a giant leap towards winning the MonteDam Swing leaderboard. Klatt lives near Stuttgart, and plays poker for living. He discovered the game several years ago but then abandoned poker in order to focus on his studies. However, Klatt returned to poker after graduating in economics and now aims for a remarkable back-to-back win here at PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo. Mainly an online player, Klatt may transition to the live tournaments in the near future. The first-place prize from the PokerStars National Championship will help him increase his bankroll, and Klatt plans to invest in travelling, too. Klatt will spend summer grinding at the World Series of Poker. So far, he's racked up $240,000 in live tournaments. His Hendon Mob résumé includes cashes from Australia, The Bahamas, Panama, Malta, Barcelona and Rozvadov.