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Posted 2012-09-20 GMT+1

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Day 4 completed

Yorane Kerignard Wins WPT Malta (€120,000)

Posted 2012-09-20 GMT+1 • Level 28
Yorane Keringard
Yorane Keringard

The World Poker Tour Main Event has been completed after Yorane Kerignard bested a talented six-handed final table to get his hands on the title, €120,000 and a $25,500 seat to the season-ending World Poker Tour World Championship.

*PositionNamePrize (EUR)Prize (USD)
1Yorane Kerignard€120,000$182,292
2Jackson Genovesi€82,370$108,024
3Alessio Isaia€52,500$68,981
4Hui Chen Kuo€39,200$51,409
5Zeljko Krizan€29,300$38,425
6Sampo Ryynanen€23,300$30,556

Kerignard defeated the flamboyant Italian Jackson Genovesi heads-up in emotional scenes that showed just how important winning a WPT title is to a poker player. The final hand saw Genovesi opened to 125,000 and then called as Yorane Kerignard three-bet to 260,000. The flop came down and Kerignard continued with a 210,000 bet. Genovesi pondered his options for a while before moving all in for a shade over 1,200,000.

Kerignard removed his shades, checked his cards and smiles at Genovesi. It seemed like he honestly did not know what the best play was. He counted out the chips required to call (he would have 1,600,000 left) then stood from his seat, knelt on the said seat before sitting back down again. After almost two minutes he made the call.

"I think I got him," said Genovesi before showing and he did indeed "have him" as Kerignard turned over .

"Just blank it out. I don't care what you do just blank it out."

Both players were on their feet, each pleading with the poker gods to let them win this hand. The dealer burned a card and put out the on the turn followed by the , gifting Kerignard the win.

"NO, NO, NO, NO! Why did it have to end like this?" sobbed a very emotional Genovesi as he stormed away from the tournament area. Within seconds he was crying, distraught at coming so close to glory in such a prestigious event. Kerignard was also overcome with emotion too and headed behind the scenes to compose himself.

It has been a fantastic week of poker here at the Casino at Portomaso and everyone who has been involved has had an amazing time. The next stop on the PokerNews Live Reporting calendar is the World Series of Poker Europe then the San Remo leg of the European Poker Tour, so lock your browsers to PokerNews for the next few weeks!

Until then it is goodbye from Malta, we hope you enjoyed the ride.

Jackson Genovesi Eliminated In 2nd Place (€82,370)

Posted 2012-09-20 GMT+1
Jackson Genovesi
Jackson Genovesi

Ladies and gentlemen we have an explosive and emotional end to the WPT Malta Main Event, Jackson Genovesi has just finished in second place in cruel circumstances.

Genovesi opened to 125,000 and then called as Yorane Kerignard three-bet to 260,000. The flop came down {4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{10-Clubs} and Kerignard continued with a 210,000 bet. Genovesi pondered his options for a while before moving all in for a shade over 1,200,000.

Kerignard removed his shades, checked his cards and smiles at Genovesi. It seemed like he honestly did not know what the best play was. He counted out the chips required to call (he would have 1,600,000 left) then stood from his seat, knelt on the said seat before sitting back down again. After almost two minutes he made the call.

"I think I got him," said Genovesi before showing {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and he did indeed "have him" as Kerignard turned over {A-Spades}{3-Clubs}.

"Just blank it out. I don't care what you do just blank it out."

Both players were on their feet, each pleading with the poker gods to let them win this hand. The dealer burned a card and put out the {3-Spades} on the turn followed by the {A-Diamonds}, gifting Kerignard the win.

"NO, NO, NO, NO! Why did it have to end like this?" sobbed a very emotional Genovesi as he stormed away from the tournament area. Within seconds he was crying, distraught at coming so close to glory in such a prestigious event. Kerignard was also overcome with emotion too and headed behind the scenes to compose himself.

Chip Counts
Yorane Kerignard 5,070,000 1,670,000 pos
Jackson Genovesi Busted

Kerignard Opens A 2:1 Chip Lead

Posted 2012-09-20 GMT+1

Yorane Kerignard has taken control of this heads up match and now hold a two-to-one chip lead over Jackson Genovesi.

It was Genovesi who opened the betting, raising to 130,000. Kerignard three-bet to 280,000 and Genovesi took a glance at him before four-betting to 540,000. Kerignard sat riffling a pile of blue 5,000 chips before taking bet his original three-bet and replacing it with 900,000.

Genovesi said reluctantly, "I fold. Nice hand" and Kerignard is now nicely in front.

Chip Counts
Yorane Kerignard 3,400,000 1,000,000 pos
Jackson Genovesi 1,700,000 -900,000 neg

Kerignard Claws Some Chips Back

Posted 2012-09-20 GMT+1

Jackson Genovesi opened to 130,000 and Yorane Kerignard made the call. The players checked the {10-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, Genovesi delaying his 125,000 continuation bet until the arrival of the {6-Clubs} on the turn. Kerignard check-raised to 300,000 and Genovesi called.

The {5-Diamonds} on the river saw Kerignard bet 540,000 and Genovesi let his hand go.

Chip Counts
Jackson Genovesi 2,600,000 -250,000 neg
Yorane Kerignard 2,400,000 180,000 pos

Tony G vs Phil Hellmuth Triathlon: Running!

Posted 2012-09-20 GMT+1 • Level 28

In the third and final piece of the Triathlon, Phil Hellmuth and Tony G have a running race. Find out the result here.

Level 28 started

Level:
28
Blinds:
30000/60000
Ante:
0

Lose The Antes

Posted 2012-09-20 GMT+1 • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Now we are heads up the decision has been made to remove the antes from play and switch to 30-minute levels.

Heads Up Has Started

Posted 2012-09-20 GMT+1 • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Play is back under way! Let's do this!

Heads-Up Chip Counts

Posted 2012-09-20 GMT+1
Chip Counts
Jackson Genovesi 2,850,000 480,000 pos
Yorane Kerignard 2,220,000 770,000 pos
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Winner

Winner Yorane Kerignard
Winning Hand ♠A♣3
Prize 120,000

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 491,790