It’s dinner break time here on Day 3 of the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event and only 43 players remain from a starting field of 922. Among the high rollers and past EPT champions sits Evy Widvey Kvilhaug, an online qualifier from Norway. She has a small handful of live cashes on her Hendon Mob profile from tournaments in Norway and Ireland, but this marks her first appearance on the EPT.

Widvey’s journey here started in a €55 PokerStars satellite. A win there booked her seat in a €530 qualifier. “I almost bubbled, but I made it,” she told PokerStars Blog on the floor a few minutes ago. Avoiding that bubble earned her a Main Event package, an experience she’s been soaking in for three days now.

She’s in the money

As the tournament has progressed, Widvey has been seated with some of the biggest names in the game. Earlier today she sat to the left of both Sam Greenwood and Christoph Vogelsang. She’s also taken out a few players along the way, including last year’s €25K High Roller runner-up, Shyngis Satubayev.

“It’s real scary!” she said of tangling with the big guns. “I’m really out of my depth. But it’s fun too, because I’ve seen a lot of them on TV.”

We asked Widvey if she had any expectations of cashing when she arrived here and she quickly answered in the negative. Now that she’s there, though, she making the most of it.

“It’s been so much fun. No matter what happens now, I’m super happy.”


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Jason has covered poker since 2005. He lives in Washington state with his wife and three dogs.

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