Firsau Dominating French Finale

Firsau Dominating French Finale

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

After five days of action and more than 180 eliminations this year's WPT Grand Prix de Paris is now just one session away from crowning a new champion. Indeed, with last year's Matt Salsberg eliminated just short of the finale it now looks as though Vasili Firsau will walk away with the top prize this time around.

The man from Belarus enjoyed a storming day at the French felt yesterday and when the final table kicks off later today he'll have more than 50% of the chips in play. Although the chasing pack contains some stiff competition in the form of Christina Lindley, Mohsin Charania and Kimmo Kurko, all eyes will certainly be on Firsau when the action begins.

Helping to secure Firsau's place at the top of the table was the tournament's final table bubble boy Bernard Guigon. After falling short on chips Guigon found an opportunity to move all-in with Ac Qd but after Lindley called with Ah Kd and a blank board rolled out the remaining seven became six.

That elimination brought the session to a close and gave Firsau the chance to bag up an unassailable 2,893,000 chips.
Today's finale will kick off later and when the betting has finished and the table cleared a lone winner will be left standing with this year's WPT Paris title and $469,477.

WPT Grand Prix de Paris Final Table Chip Counts:
1. Vasili Firsau 2,893,000
2. Christina Lindley 880,000
3. Elliot Smith 782,000
4. Mohsin Charania 647,000
5. Peter Apostolou 269,000
6. Kimmo Kurko 116,000

Tags: WPT Grand Prix de Paris, Vasili Firsau, Christina Lindley, Matthew Salsberg, Mohsin Charania, Kimmo Kurko