Event #2: €1,090 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in €1,090
Prize Pool €740,160
Players 771


Level 23
Blinds 10,000 / 20,000
Ante 3,000

Bruno Getting Freaky with Ace High

[user68268] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

From under the gun, Nabil Nedjai limped in and action folded to Tarcisio Bruno on the button. He raised to 15,000. Play folded back to Nedjai and he called.

The flop came down {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Nedjai checked. Bruno bet 20,000 and Nedjai called.

The turn was the {4-Spades} and Nedjai bet out 50,000. Bruno raised all in for 106,000. Nedjai tanked for a bit and then tossed in his hand. Bruno showed an ace-high bluff with the {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and scooped the pot.

Tagovi: Tarcisio BrunoNabil Nedjai

Jacks Good for Baudry

[user68268] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

From under the gun, Eric Baudry raised to 13,000. His only customer was Nabil Nedjai in middle position and they took the flop of {A-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} before proceeding. Baudry checked and Nedjai bet 18,000. Baudry called.

The turn card was the {9-Hearts} and Baudry checked. Nedjai checked behind.

The river card was the {K-Diamonds} and completed a possible flush draw. Both players checked.

Baudry tabled the {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and Nedjai mucked his hand.

Tagovi: Nabil NedjaiEric Baudry

Guigon Gets It In There

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Roberto Romanello opened the pot under the gun, and Bernard Guigon stuck his last 45,500 chips into the pot on a three-bet shove. Romanello quickly called with {8-Hearts} {8-Clubs}, and Guigon needed to win a race with {A-Clubs} {J-Spades} to stay afloat.

The {Q-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} {5-Clubs} flop gave the at-risk player another four outs to the double, but the turn {7-Hearts} was a waste of a card. The river delivered the {K-Clubs}, though, the Broadway card for Guigon. Just like that, he's doubled to 104,500, knocking Romanello down around 200,000.

Tagovi: Bernard GuigonRoberto Romanello

Gregory Lejolivet Eliminated in 9th Place (€13,982)

Gregory Lejolivet - 9th Place
Gregory Lejolivet - 9th Place

Gregory Lejolivet was all in on the turn with the board reading {J-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts} against Gianluca Speranza, the start-of-the-day chip leader. Lejolivet held the {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, but was up against the full house for Speranza with the {6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

Needing an eight on the river, Lejolivet wouldn't find it when the {A-Clubs} fell and he was eliminated in ninth place. Speranza is now over 800,000 in chips.

Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza
it 850,000 93,000
Gregory Lejolivet
Gregory Lejolivet

Tagovi: Gianluca SperanzaGregory Lejolivet

To the Bracelet!

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The call has been given, and the cards are in the air at this final table.

There are 20 minutes left in the current level.


... Or So

We're on a short delay here while the players tend to some last-minute paperwork and loose ends. We should be under way shortly.

Speranza Leads Final Table; Romanello Chasing Triple Crown


Welcome to Day 3 of Event #2: €1,090 No-Limit Hold'em. It's the final table day and the second one of the 2011 World Series of Poker, meaning we should crown our second bracelet winner today.

Heading into the final table, Gianluca Speranza leads the charge with 757,000 in chips. Top prize is €148,030 and he's the man to catch. He's trailed by Australian Andrew Hinrichsen, who finished 23rd in the WSOP Main Event this year for over $300,000. Behind him is Roberto Romanello and he'll be going for poker's Triple Crown today; already having won an EPT title and a WPT title.

1Nabil Nedjai250,500
2Andrew Hinrichsen434,000
3Gregory Lejolivet95,000
4Bernard Guigon53,000
5Gianluca Speranza757,000
6Roberto Romanello253,000
7Tarcisio Bruno153,500
8Eric Baudry232,000
9John Eames106,500

The final table kicks off at 2:00 PM local time here in Cannes and it's going to be a great day of poker. Be sure to stick around and follow all the coverage right here on PokerNews.

Event #2: €1,090 No-Limit Hold'em
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