Main Event

Event Info

Prize Pool €4,627,200
Players 889

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 125,000 / 250,000
Ante 30,000

Than Trong for the River


Vuong Than Trong came from from in another all-in confrontation with Yorane Kerignard, and it was the river that came to save him again.

Than Trong open shoved for 1,680,000 from under the gun and Kerignard called from the big blind.

Than Trong: {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Kerignard: {a-Spades}{5-Clubs}

The board ran {9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{7-Spades}{8-Clubs} to make him a back-door straight.

Vuong Than Trong fr 3,605,000 1,810,000
Yorane Kerignard fr 1,750,000 -1,215,000

Tags: Vuong Than TrongYorane Kerignard

Trong Survives

MartyDerby • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante

A suddenly short stacked Vuong Than Trong shoved {10-Clubs}{q-Clubs} and got looked up by Paul Guichard holding {a-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}.

The {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs} flop kept Guichard ahead, as did the {4-Spades} turn, but a miracle {q-Hearts} came down on the river to save Trong's tournament life.

Kursevich Doubles Through Than Trong To Grab Huge Chip Lead

123md • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante
Vadzim Kursevich
Vadzim Kursevich

Vuong Than Trong opened to 500,000 on the button and Vadzim Kursevich re-raised to 1,200,000 from the small blind. Paul Guichard folded his big blind and Than Trong responded by four-bet shoving.

Kursevich wasted no time calling all in for about 8,500,000 with {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. Than Trong, with {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}, hated to see that call and probably hated the {K-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop even more. The {A-Spades} turn was too little too late for Than Trong as Kursevich locked up the hand. The {7-Hearts} river was merely a formality.

Tags: Vadzim KursevichVuong Than Trong

First Post Dinner Blood to Than Trong

MarcC • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante

The two big stacks went at it in the first hand back from break. The action folded to Vuong Than Trong in the small blind and Vadzim Kursevich defended his big blind.

Neither players wanted to commit any more chips as the board ran out {8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, until the river. Than Trong led for 750,000 and his opponent thought about it for a minute then relinquished his hand.

Tags: Vuong Than TrongVadzim Kursevich


Bruno Jais Eliminated in 5th Place (€200,000)

Bruno Jais 5th Place.
Bruno Jais 5th Place.

Bruno Jais made it 450k to go before Vuong Than Trong three-bet it up to 1,050,000.

Vadzim Kursevich thought about it for a while before folding, but Jais called, and shoved on the {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop.

Trong wasted little time making the call with {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and was well ahead of Jais' {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}. The {q-Hearts} turn gave Jais some outs, but the {5-Spades} river wasn't one.

Jais is now out and we are down to four at EPT Deauville with Trong holding a sizeable chip advantage.

Vuong Than Trong fr 11,755,000 3,245,000
Bruno Jais Busted

Tags: Bruno JaisVuong Than Trong

Kerignard Bets Jais Off

123md • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Action folded to Yorane Kerignard in the small blind and he limped in. Bruno Jais checked his option and the flop came down {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

Both checked, the {3-Hearts} hit the turn, and Kerignard bet 225,000. A call from Jais delivered the {J-Spades} on the river where Kerignard bet 525,000. Jais folded, giving the pot to Kerignard.

Tags: Yorane KerignardBruno Jais