Congratulations to Nicolas Chouity for winning and making his country proud:
It was a sweet victory for Nicolas Chouity when he remained the last man standing at the European Poker Monte Carlo Main Event, Friday.
With Chouity snagging the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event title, he has displayed strong playing skills that everyone in the poker community in his country is proud of. Having a singular casino to play poker in, the Lebanese community of poker players is tight-knit and their rallying behind Chouity in the main event paid off handsomely.
Nicolas Chouity is just the 2nd Lebanese player to win in the EPT Main Event, after Joseph Mouawad won in the European Poker Tournament London Season 4.
With the prestige of getting the title, Chouity also became richer by 1.7 million EUR.
So apparently you can make a decent living by being a pro in poker. Interesting job; right up there with porn star and performing artist (not necessarily mutual exclusive).