Andrew Hinrichsen wins record €1,090 NL event

Andrew Hinrichsen wins record €1,090 NL event

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

One man is left standing of a record-breaking 771-strong field at the inaugural WSOPE Cannes after Australian player Andrew Hinrichsen, who held the chip lead in the early runnings of the tournament, won his first WSOPE bracelet and a cool €148,030.

Hinrichsen beat out Gianluca Speranza, the chip leader for most of the day, heads-up in order to take down the prize. First he had to avoid the threat of the red dragon as Roberto Romanello was the big name at the final, looking for a Triple Crown to round off his WPT and EPT wins. Alas, he busted in fifth place with A-2 in bad shape against A-K.

In the final hand, Hinrichsen 3-bet and continuation bet on a flop of Kh-7c-3d before making another large bet on the 6c turn. The 3s river elicited a short pause before an all-in and Speranza snap-called holding K-9 for top pair. Unfortunately for him, Hinrichsen revealed A-K for the better kicker and won Australia’s sixth WSOP bracelet.

The full final table payouts were as follows:
1. Andrew Hinrichsen - €148,030
2. Gianluca Speranza - €91,262
3. Tarcisio Bruno - €67,281
4. Bernard Guigon - €50,146
5. Roberto Romanello - €37,784
6. Eric Baudry - €28,977
7. John Eames - €22,449
8. Nabil Nadjai - €17,608
9. Gregory Lejolivet - €13,982

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Tags: WSOPE 2011, Andrew Hinrichsen, Roberto Romanello, Gianluca Speranza