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Day 1a completed

Posted 2012-09-11 GMT+1

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Day 1a completed

Official End of Day 1a Chip Counts

Posted 2012-09-11 GMT+1
Chip Counts
Jacques Enjoubault 225,200
Antony Lellouche 178,275 275 pos
Basil Yaiche 142,475
Pasi Heinanen 100,500
Juha Helppi 96,200 16,200 pos
Theo Jorgensen 77,000
Dominik Nitsche 71,200
Andrew Seidman 69,875
Justin Bonomo 69,725
Fabian Quoss 69,675 -21,325 neg
Marko Neumann 69,000
Philipp Gruissem 67,875 3,000 pos
Kara Scott 67,200
Guillaume Edery 64,225
Tristan Wade 64,000
Dan Djorno 63,925
Nicolas Levi 62,925 -75 neg
Casey Kastle 62,900
Fred Coranson 62,025
Kyle Cheong 58,350
Joe Serock 55,850
Timothy Adams 55,600
Marvin Rettenmaier 55,200
Peter Dragar 55,176
Jonathan Duhamel 52,925

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Enjoubault Leads after Day 1a

Posted 2012-09-10 GMT+1 • Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante
Jacques Enjoubault - Chip leader
Jacques Enjoubault - Chip leader

Day 1a is in the books, and after seven levels of play, your chip leader is Jacques Enjoubault (225,200 chips).

A total of 96 runners descended upon the Aviation Club de France to compete in Day 1a of the WPT Season XI Grand Prix de Paris. Only 51 survived however, and among the casualties were Tony G, Aubin Cazals, Mickael Layani, Will Failla, Samuel Chartier, Vanessa Selbst, David Benyamine, Guillaume Darcourt, and Roberto Romanello.

Darcourt and Romanello both exited early, Darcourt at the hands of Casey Kastle. Kastle was dominated on a queen-high flop, holding {a-}{k-} against Darcourt's {k-}{q-}, but an ace turned giving Kastle a better pair. The river bricked, and Darcourt was eliminated.

WPT Champion's Club member Will Failla busted in perhaps the sickest way today however. Failla flopped a set of fours against Jason Mercier on a seven-high board. The turn was another seven, the river was a brick, and all the money went in the middle. Failla thought his full house was good, but Mercier tabled two sevens, and raked in the pod with quads. Mercier, who would become the latest member of the Triple Crown Club with a win here in Paris, ended the day with 20,425 chips.

Antony Lellouche (178,000) and Basil Yaiche (142,475) both finished the day with six figures, but Enjoubault is well ahead of the pack with nearly four times the average stack. Enjoubault won a massive hand in Level 7 when he flopped an open-ended flush draw against Mickael Layani. Layani held top two pair, but a {6-Diamonds} turned, giving Enjoubault a ten-high straght. The river bricked, and Enjoubault rocketed above 200,000 chips.

Matt Waxman, the defending champion, is also among the survivors. He finished the evening with 37,900, and Kara Scott (67,200), Tristan Wade (64,000), Marvin Rettenmaier (37,900), Marko Neumann (69,000), Andrew Seidman (69,875), and Justin Bonomo (69,725) will be joining him on Day 2.

Day 1b will begin tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time, while Day 2 will commence on 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Thanks for following along, and good night from Paris!

End of Day Counts

Posted 2012-09-10 GMT+1

Play is over for the evening, here are counts:

Chip Counts
Jacques Enjoubault 225,200 15,200 pos
Antony Lellouche 178,000 98,000 pos
Basil Yaiche 142,475 20,475 pos
Theo Jorgensen 77,000 15,000 pos
Dominik Nitsche 71,200 21,200 pos
Jason Mercier 70,000 -35,000 neg
Andrew Seidman 69,875 -35,125 neg
Justin Bonomo 69,725 44,725 pos
Marko Neumann 69,000
Kara Scott 67,200 2,200 pos
Philipp Gruissem 64,875 28,875 pos
Tristan Wade 64,000 14,000 pos
Nicolas Levi 63,000 -2,000 neg
Casey Kastle 62,900 -12,100 neg
Joe Serock 55,850 -15,150 neg
Marvin Rettenmaier 55,200 18,200 pos
Jonathan Duhamel 52,925 -12,075 neg
Todd Terry 40,975 1,975 pos
Phillippe Ktorza 40,150 11,150 pos
Erik Cajelais 38,675 -5,325 neg
Matt Waxman 37,900 1,900 pos
Bryan Colin 34,450 -3,550 neg
Daniel Cates 34,225 -6,775 neg
Igor Kurganov 33,000 -67,000 neg
Davidi Kitai 28,925 10,925 pos

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Another Cazualty

Posted 2012-09-10 GMT+1
Aubin Cazals - Eliminated
Aubin Cazals - Eliminated

Aubin Cazals was all in and at risk holding {7-Hearts}{7-Spades} on a flop of {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{10-Spades}. Nicolas Levi flopped the nuts with {q-Clubs}{j-Spades} however, and held as the turn and river came {a-Clubs}, {2-Clubs} respectively.

Cazals is eliminated, while Levi now has 65,000 chips.

Chip Counts
Nicolas Levi 65,000 44,000 pos
Aubin Cazals Busted

Tony G Busts

Posted 2012-09-10 GMT+1

Tony G was faced with a raise pre flop, and he three-bet jammed holding {k-}{10-}. His opponent held {a-}{k-}, and Tony G's hand didn't improve.

Chip Counts
Tony G Busted

Enjoubault KOs Layani, Crosses 200K Threshold

Posted 2012-09-10 GMT+1

Tony G, Mickael Layani, and Jacques Enjoubault were three-handed with the board reading {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Tony G led out for 5,000, Layani moved all in for 29,100, and Enjoubault quickly called. Tony G released, and the hands were opened.


Layani had top two pair, but Enzoubaunet held an open-ended straight flush draw. The turn wasn't a heart, but it was the {6-Diamonds}, giving Enzoubaunet a ten-high straight. The {a-Spades} bricked on the river, and Layani was eliminated.

Enzoubaunet commands the largest stack in the room - he now has over 210,000 chips.

Chip Counts
Jacques Enjoubault 210,000 35,000 pos
Mickael Layani Busted

Some Assorted Chip Counts

Posted 2012-09-10 GMT+1
Chip Counts
Basil Yaiche 122,000 40,000 pos
Andrew Seidman 105,000 5,300 pos
Fabian Quoss 91,000 36,000 pos
Juha Helppi 80,000
Casey Kastle 75,000 7,000 pos
Joe Serock 71,000 11,000 pos
Marko Neumann 69,000 -1,000 neg
Jonathan Duhamel 65,000 8,000 pos
Dominik Nitsche 50,000 -25,000 neg
Tristan Wade 50,000 10,000 pos
Daniel Cates 41,000 11,000 pos
Todd Terry 39,000 -3,000 neg
Bryan Colin 38,000 12,000 pos
Aubin Cazals 36,000 -5,000 neg
Philipp Gruissem 36,000 -4,000 neg
Jeremy Nock 35,000 -5,000 neg
Jean Philippe Rohr 33,000
Andrew Lichtenberger 30,000 -6,000 neg
Justin Bonomo 25,000 -5,000 neg
Nicolas Levi 21,000 -12,000 neg


Posted 2012-09-10 GMT+1 • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Mickael Layani and Tony G were heads up with the board reading {2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Layani led out for 7,500, and Tony G moved all in.

"Four?" Layani asked Tony G.

"Call?" Tony G responded, as he started to open his hand. "He said call."

Tony G did not reveal the contents of his hand however, because the dealer stopped him and explained that Layani said "four."

"Come on!" Tony G exclaimed. "He said call! Come on, now. It's only a little more!"

The floor was called over and ruled that it was not a call, and Layani folded his hand.

"He may not speak English well," the floor explained.

"He's young," Tony G responded. "If he doesn't speak English, I'll jump off of the Eiffel Tower."

Level 7 started

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Winner Matt Salsberg
Winning Hand ♠Q♣Q
Prize 400,000

Level Info

Level 7
Blinds 250 / 500
Ante 50

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,624,500