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The 2021 WSOP Europe Event #13: €10K NLHE 6-Max played out at King’s Resort and Casino in Rozvadov over the weekend, and there were three Frenchmen on the final table. Two of them eventually clashed heads-up for the title, with Romain Le Dantec emerging triumphant to win his career-first bracelet and his best-recorded live tournament finish worth €207,267. Fellow countryman Sonny Franco, a three-time WSOPC Circuit gold ring winner, finished runner-up for €128,096.
When the final table began, Le Dantec was third in chips and came out on top of the three-hour-long final table battle, getting France its third bracelet at the ongoing series. Primarily a cash game player, Le Dantec had entered the event hot the heels of his fifth-place finish in Event #9: €1,100 NLH Bounty Hunter.
“I feel good, very good. It’s my dream to win a bracelet, so to do it in the €10,000 Six-Max is unbelievable,” said Le Dantec in the post-event interview. He added. “I love tournaments, and I love competition. It was a very good tournament with a lot of top players from all over the world, so I’m very happy to win that.”
GGPoker Ambassador Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier was the third French player on the final table and the only former bracelet winner in contention. He finished fourth.
The tournament drew 73 runners, generating a €672,695 prize pool. Only 11 players earned a share, and Ahmad Achegsei (7th for €26,881), Julien Martini (8th for €21,651), Roland Israelashvili (10th for €18,049), and Julien Sitbon (11th for €18,049) made the payouts list but couldn`t make it on the FT.
It was Germany vs. France on the FT with three players from both countries vying for the title. All the six finalists were assured €34,507. PokerGO live-streamed the final table action cards-up!
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
Early into play, the two short stacks Christopher Puetz and Jakob Miegel went heads-up, with Puetz heading out to the payouts desk.
Siezat Hissou soon lost a massive pot to Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier. Even though Hissou got some breathing space after a triple-up and a double-up in quick succession, he ended up falling in fifth place.
GGPoker Ambassador Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier was the next one out in fourth place, followed by Jakob Miegel in third place.
The two Frenchmen, Sonny Franco (3,650,000) and Le Dantec (3,655,000), were neck-to-neck at the start of the heads-up, but Le Dantec quickly eliminated Franco in second place to win the WSOP bracelet. On the final hand, Le Dantec’s flopped top pair on the runout . As the and completed the board, it became clear Franco, who held for a flush draw and gutshot straight draw, wasn’t getting there!
Final Table Results (EURO)
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