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EPT8 Deauville Final Set. Guichard Leads, Pagano Still in the Hunt

• Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Paul Guichard
Paul Guichard

What a frantic day of poker that was at the PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville, Season 8. It took a little more than six hours to reduce the field from 24 players to eight, and set the final table for tomorrow.

Today mostly belonged to Paul Guichard. He will enter the final table as the chip leader on 5,955,000 chips. He won a big pot off Olivier Rogez with the nut-flush, taking his chip lead, and hardly looked back. He will be closely followed by the impressive Vadzim Kursevich, who makes a second EPT final table within a year (he finished 3rd at EPT7 Berlin).

Luca Pagano came into today as chip leader but didn’t have things all his own way like yesterday. He still made the final table, back in the pack in 5th with 2,010,000 chips. We were lauding over Pagano after he made the money, his 20th in all. This is the Team PokerStars Pro’s 7th final table, yet another record extending bar set higher. We are running out of superlatives to describe his achievements on this tour. All he needs now is that elusive title, and then he can change his name to Mr EPT.

This is how the final table will line up tomorrow:

SeatPlayerChips
1Bruno Jais3,450,000
2Mick Graydon960,000
3Olivier Rogez4,415,000
4Vuong Than Trong2,570,000
5Vadzim Kursevich5,670,000
6Paul Guichard5,955,000
7Luca Pagano2,010,000
8Yorane Kerignard1,680,000

The unfortunate player who finished in 9th place and will miss out on tomorrow’s festivities is Sergey Baburin. His journey came to and end when he got his chips in with second pair on the turn, only for Bruno Jais to call and eliminate him with trips.

As usual play will begin at midday CET time tomorrow. We’ll play from eight all the way to a winner. The minimum a player will take home now is €67,200 for 8th, whereas the winner will take home €875,000. French gaming law states that no deals can be agreed between the players, so the life-changing jumps in the payouts will cause a few jangling nerves.

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Sergey Baburin Eliminated in 9th Place (€50,000)

Sergey Baburin 9th Place.
Sergey Baburin 9th Place.

Sergey Baburin min-rasied from the button, making it 120k.

Bruno Jais defended his big blind and both players checked the {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop.

Jais made it 300k on the {2-Spades} turn, Baburin shoved and Jais snap-called.

It was {9-Hearts}{10-Spades} for Baburin, but Jais had it, holding {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}.

The meaningless river was the {8-Spades} and as Baburin hit the rail ninth, the EPT Deauville final table was set.

Bruno Jais 3,500,000 1,000,000
Sergey Baburin ru Busted

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Rogez Rises

Bruno Jais opened the pot, making it 125k, but Olivier Rogez replied with a minimum raise, adding another 125,000.

Jais called and both players quickly checked the {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} flop. The {4-Spades} turn brought a 200k bet from Jais and Rogez flat called, but when the {3-Spades} river was revealed and Jais bet 350,000 Rogez raised it up to one million chips.

Jais snap called with {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}, but Rogez had flopped a set holding {q-Spades}{q-Hearts} to scoop the pot.

Olivier Rogez 4,400,000 1,530,000
Bruno Jais 2,500,000 -1,400,000

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Rogez Doubles Through Jais

Bruno Jais raised from the cutoff and was called by Olivier Rogez in the small blind and Vuong Than Trong in the big blind.

The flop came down {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and it was checked to Jais. He bet 225,000, but saw Rogez check-raise. Trong folded and Jais re-raised all in. Rogez called all in immediately with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}, miles ahead of the {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} of Jais.

The {J-Diamonds} turn gave Jais outs to Brodway, but the river was the {7-Spades} to give Rogez the double.

Bruno Jais 3,900,000 -1,465,000
Olivier Rogez 2,870,000 1,455,000

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Level:
28
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
5,000

One For Kursevich

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Vadim Kursevich raised to 110,000 from early position and Bruno Jais called on the button.

The flop came down {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Kursevich bet 125,000. A call from Jais landed the {9-Clubs} on the turn. Kursevich checked it to Jais who bet 175,000, but watched as Kursevich put in a check-raise to 440,000.

Jais gave it up and Kursevich took it down, showing the {A-Hearts}.

Vadzim Kursevich by 5,920,000 365,000
Bruno Jais 5,365,000 -405,000

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