Julien Martini raised to 2,500,000 on the button, Jean-René Fontaine three-bet to 8,000,000 from the big blind and Martini called. For the third time, Fontaine snap-checked an ace-high flop, , and Martini checked behind.
The turn was the and Fontaine bet 9,500,000 within a moment's notice, which Martini called.
The river brought the and Fontaine instantly checked. Martini shoved all in for around 24 million and Fontaine nearly beat him to the pot, splashing in a call.
Fontaine's ace was good and the 2018 EPT National in Barcelona was decided on the spot. The Frenchman from Réunion let out a cheer, pumped both his fist in the air and smiled all the way. Julien Martini, who won his first WSOP bracelet earlier this summer, had to settle for second place and received €323,000 for his incredible deep run.
Jean-René Fontaine has become the winner of the EPT National and has won €547,000 plus the $30,000 Platinum Pass! A full recap of today's action is to follow.