2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

€10,600 Main Event
Days: 4

Basha Rivers a Straight to Triple Up

Level 21 : 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Lyndon Basha moved all-in under the gun for 156,000. Paon flat called and then Geilich asked how much he had back. Geilich then moved all-in and Paon snap-called.

Basha: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Geilich: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Paon: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

Flop: {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

Basha asked for an ace on the flop, and there was one in the window, but the {9-Diamonds} gave Geilich a set and was poised to double up and eliminate two players.

However, the {k-Hearts} came on the turns which gave Paon the lead.

"Then the Queen," said Basha, "Here comes the Queen."

The river card? The {q-Clubs}. Basha held his hands aloft "There is a Lord!" He raked in that pot as Paon took the side-pot off of Geilich who was left with 180,000 behind.

"I might have to marry you and not my fiancée," said Basha referring to the dealer, "So sorry to celebrate, but that is the sickest win of my life."

Player Chips Progress
Romain Paon fr
Romain Paon
720,000 88,000
Lyndon Basha gb
Lyndon Basha
482,000 338,000
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
180,000 -576,000

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