WSOPE 2011 – Guillaume Humbert wins €2,650 6-max NL

WSOPE 2011 – Guillaume Humbert wins €2,650 6-max NL

Monday, 10 October 2011

The 2011 World Series of Poker Europe has awarded its first bracelet in Cannes with Swiss player Guillaume Humbert beating a 360-strong field at the opening event, a €2,650 6-max NL tournament. He beat Japanese player Azusa Maeda heads-up to take home the first prize of €215,999 as well as the first WSOPE bracelet awarded in France.

It took twelve hours to eliminate eleven others who began Day 2 with Englishman Roy Finlay becoming the one-man wrecking ball as second-in-chips Phil Hellmuth began to slide down the rankings. Finlay eliminated David Benyamine, Anton Wigg and Bruno Benveniste in 12th, 11th and 10th to build up some serious chips. Hellmuth busted on the final table bubble, just a few points behind Ben Lamb in the WSOP Player of the Year race.

Humbert got heads-up with Maeda for a short and conservative battle one-on-one which ended in dramatic fashion – Maeda moved all-in on a flop of 9-7-6 holding 4-3 for a straight and flush draw, only for Humbert to snap-call with 5-8 for the second nuts. No diamonds helped out the Japanese runner-up and he settled for second. The full final table payouts were as follows:

1. Guillaume Humbert - €215,999
2. Azusa Maeda – €133,471
3. Roy Finlay - €92,629
4. Matan Krakow - €65,068
5. Adrien Allain - €46,250
6. Marton Czuczor - €33,255

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