2013 PokerStars.com EPT London

The Professionals vs. Team PokerStars
Day: 1

Grospellier up 1-0

Bertrand Grospellier Up One Match.
Bertrand Grospellier Up One Match.

Both players started with 3,000 chips and the blinds at 10/20, and in Hand #22 on Table 1, Bertrand Grospellier took a 1-0 lead.

Grospellier had the button, and min-raised to 40. Viktor Blom made the call, and the flop came {j-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Blom checked, Grospellier continued for 45, and Blom check-raised to 160. Grospellier three-bet to 355, Blom shoved all in for 2,107, and Grospellier called.

Grospellier: {q-Spades}{9-Spades}
Blom: {q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

Grospellier flopped the second-nuts, but Blom could win the pot with any diamond and chop with the {9-Clubs} or {9-Hearts}. The turn ({k-Clubs}) and the river ({4-Spades}) both missed Blom however, and Grospellier won the match.

Grospellier grinned, delighted to be up 1-0 on Blom, while Gus Hansen was non too please.

"Such a luckbox!" he shouted from the rail.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierGus HansenViktor Blom