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Guillaume Humbert Wins WSOP Event #1 €2,680 Six Max NLHE
The 2011, World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) had exchanged it’s wet and windy location of London for the hot and glamorous venue of Cannes. The plan was to hold seven events and Guillaume Humbert of Switzerland won the first one of those.
360 players entered the event creating a prize pool of €864,000. 36-players received a pay cheque and the fattest one of all was for €215,999. Proving that pokers elite competitions are not reserved for the rich and the famous, Roy Finlay found himself playing on the final day, after winning a satellite for £220 back in wet and windy London. Finlay started the final day like a house on fire and was responsible for the eliminations of David Benyamine (12th), Anton Wigg (11th) and Bruno Benveniste (10th).
Casey Kastle (9th) and Alexander Salabaschew (8th) were eliminated next and then we had the contest for the final table bubble. The honour of final table bubble boy fell to Phil Hellmuth. The 11-time WSOP bracelet winner, eventually blinding away to a mere two big blinds, before being eliminated in 7th place.
Then we were down to the final table of six players and the first person eliminated was Marton Czuczor, Czuczor eliminated by Azusa Maeda. Next to go was Adrien Allain and once again the beneficiary was Azusa Maeda. Matan Krakow (4th) and Roy Finlay (3rd) were next to leave and Azusa Maeda and Guillaume Humbert was left to play heads up for all of the prizes and glory.
After a hard fought match it was Guillaume Humbert who won the heads up match and took home the coveted gold bracelet in his first ever-major live tournament.
Written by Alex, who enjoys to play bingo online and tries her hand at poker whenever the opportunity arises – she's just waiting for her big jackpot win at the moment!