Cyril Delaire wins European Short-Handed Championship

Cyril Delaire wins European Short-Handed Championship

Monday, 1 October 2012

Frenchman Cyril Delaire has won the Winamax European Short-Handed Poker Championship which was held in Dublin over the weekend. No fewer than eight of the nine-man final table came from across La Manche but none could match Delaire who walked away with a first prize of €65,000.

Delaire went into heads up play against Damien Llommeau with a three to one chip lead and need just two hands to seal the win. The chips hit the middle on an 8-9-10 flop with Llommeau well behind with J6 against Delaire's J9. The turn and river were blanks to give Delaire his biggest live score to date.

A nod too to Irishman Mick Graydon who broke the French stranglehold with a fourth place finish for €24,000. The final tables positions and payouts were as follows:

1st - Cyril Delaire - €65,000
2nd - Damien Llommeau - €45,000
3rd - Maxime Cohet - €31,500
4th - Mick Graydon - €24,000
5th - Damien Llommeau - €19,000
6th - Loci Hervier - €15,000
7th - Antoine Pignon - €12,00
8th - Dominique Picot - €12,000
9th - Erwan Calvez - €9,500

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