On Saturday, Fabrice Soulier laid hands on the €10,300 High Roller at EPT Vienna (Austria) title and 392,900 Euro in prize money. The Frenchman, who has been a regular on the EPT since Season 1 and has over $5m in tournament earnings, was overwhelmed by the win even though it wasn't in his top three cashes.
"It really means a lot," Soulier told PokerStars blog. "I am getting so emotional. When I arrived in Vienna, I thought something was great here...Now I am one of the lucky ones with a title."
On Friday, the final table of the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event (375 entries) concluded with Adrian Mateos, who brought the biggest pile of chips to the final table, as the champion after an almost 5-hour-long heads-up match against Fabrice Soulier of France.
The plan for Day 4 was to play down to 8 players from the 24 that started the day. However, only 8 players remained in less than four levels of play, so WSOP crew decided to continue until there were 6 players left instead, which took about 1 hour. Here are the 6 remaining players of the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event:
A total of 782 players entered the 2013 EPT Deauville (France) Main Event. The field has been reduced to 155 players over 2 days of play, and Andrei Stoenescu, a former third place finisher at EPT Madrid, holds lead with 485,600 chips. There are 3 PokerStars Pros left in the tournament: Matthias De Meulder (186k), Sandra Naujoks (73k), and Vanessa Rousso (34k). A part from those three, Fabrice Soulier (126k) and Freddy Deeb (114k) are 2 familiar names who are "alive and kicking".
Day 3 of the tournament will start in few hours and the money bubble will burst when 120 players remain (a minimum of €8,000 guaranteed). The winner will take home a sweet €770,000, while the runner-up gets €475,000 as a consolation.
There are now only 55 players left in the EPT Prague Main Event. All the remaining players are guaranteed to get away with a min-payday of €15,000 - with the chance of laying hands on the first place prize of €835,000!Read more » EPT Prague: Ramzi Jelassi Leads Last 55
Day 1 chip leader Iosef Beskrovnyy, from Russia, played amazing poker during the second day of PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague and turned his 239k stack into an impressive stack of 625,200 chips - about 140k more than his closest opponent. A total of 162 players made it through Day 2, and the biggest names among the top 10 players are Fabrice Soulier (over $3.2 million in live poker tournament winnings) with 396k and Todd Terry with (over $2 million in live tournament earnings) with 392k.
Only 34 players need to be eliminated during Day 3 before the money bubble will burst (min-cash of €8,000). A final table apperance is worth €75,000 - with the chance of taking home €835,000!
Last Saturday, Fabrice Solier, from France, and Shawn Buchanan, from Canada, continued the heads-up on the $10k HORSE final table. Up for grabs was a WSOP gold bracelet and $609,130. Soulier returned to he final table with a huge chip lead over his opponent. And just like many expected, it was game over for Shawn Buchanan after just a few hands. This is how the final hand was played out:
GAME: Omaha-8 Fabrice Soulier was on the button and raised. Shawn Buchanan called. The flop came down 10[c]8[d]4[h]. Buchanan checked, Soulier raised, Buchanan put in 3 bets, Soulier made it four bets, and Buchanan called all in.
Day 3 of the $10k H.O.R.S.E. Championship has come to an end. Even though there are only 2 players left, Fabrice Soulier (from France) and Shawn Buchanan (from Canada), the tournament director called it a day as 10 levels had been played. Yes, there is a 10-level rule at the WSOP. This rule was clearly not so popular amongst the 2 finalist who wanted to continue playing and get it over with.