2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
€5,300 Main Event

An Orbit With William Kassouf

zedmaster84 • Level 6: 250-500, 75 ante
William Kassouf

Hand 1

After a raise to 1,100 in under the gun by Ivan Banic, William Kassouf called in the hijack and Nabil Cardoso moved all in for 6,550 from one seat over. Banic called and Kassouf folded. Cardoso had the {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts} and won the flip against Banic's {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} on a board of {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}. "Back in the game!" Kassouf said to Cardoso and smiled.

Hand 2

Guillaume Diaz raised and Arnaud Peyroles moved all in, Diaz folded.

Hand 3

Freek Scholten raised to 1,200 and Kassouf called, Diaz called in the big blind. On the {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop, Diaz checked. Scholten bet 1,800 and Kassouf raised to 5,000. Diaz folded and Kassouf started some table talk. "Ace high is not good," he said among other things and he got the fold he wanted.

Hand 4

Diaz raised the small blind, Scholten called in the big blind and Diaz then check-folded the {K-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop.

Hand 5

Kassouf raised to 1,200 from under the gun and Peyroles called. On the {A-Spades}{J-Spades}{3-Spades} flop, Kassouf bet 2,000 and Peyroles moved all in. Kassouf called.

Peyroles: {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Kassouf: {8-Spades}{5-Spades}

"Brick brick please," Kassouf said and the {J-Diamonds} came on the turn. "Always a sweat, eh," the Brit added. The {6-Clubs} river was a blank and Kassouf said a brief "thank you" then raked in the pot.

Hand 6

Osman Aksu raised to 1,500 and Scholten called on the button, Kassouf in the big blind. The flop came {9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Aksu took down the pot with a bet of 6,500.

Hand 7

Banic raised to 1,100, Scholten clicked to 3,600 in the cutoff and Kassouf folded in the small blind. Banic called, and then check-folded the {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop to a continuation bet.

Hand 8

Aksu limped, Diaz raised to 1,700 and Kassouf folded, Aksu called. On the {Q-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Spades} flop, Aksu bet 2,000 and Diaz called. On the {9-Diamonds} turn, Aksu bet 10,225 and Diaz shoved for 25,575 - Aksu folded. During the hand, Kassouf checked text messages on the phone, likely also looking for upcoming dinner options.

Hand 9

Diaz raised to 1,200 and Scholten called, Kassouf asked "how much" and calledalso. On the {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} flop both players checked to Kassouf and he bet 2,150. Only Diaz called and Kassouf started small talk again. "I have the best hand at the moment. I am not on a draw. You got a small pair?" Diaz didn't say a single word.

The {5-Diamonds} turn and {10-Clubs} river were checked. Diaz showed the {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Kassouf mucked.

Result: One double, one big pot where Kassouf wasn't involved and the Brit busted an opponent to build his stack. Oh, and Aksu busted soon after.

Player Chips Progress
William Kassouf gb
William Kassouf
gb 62,000 5,000
Ivan Banic hr
Ivan Banic
hr 58,000 58,000
Freek Scholten nl
Freek Scholten
nl 45,000 45,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
fr 44,000 22,000
Nabil Cardoso es
Nabil Cardoso
es 12,500 -6,500
Arnaud Peyroles fr
Arnaud Peyroles
fr Busted
Osman Aksu tr
Osman Aksu
tr Busted

Tags: Arnaud PeyrolesFreek ScholtenGuillaume DiazIvan BanicNabil CardosoOsman AksuWilliam Kassouf