€8,500 Cannes Main Event

Mo' Money, Mo' Problems for Patrick Didier Gastaldi

After a short hand-for-hand session, Patrick Didier Gastaldi was eliminated in 49th place, earning the unwanted title of bubble boy.

The hand saw three-way pre-flop action with Gastaldi all in and called by both Daniele Mazzia and Guillaume Bayt, who would ultimately check down the {7-Spades} {9-Spades} {4-Spades} {2-Clubs} {3-Spades} board.

At the showdown, Gastaldi turned over a pocket pair of eights only to find them crushed every which way under the sun by Bayt's {A-Spades} {J-Spades} -- the nuts. Mazzia mucked his hand, but told us that he had the {K-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds}.

All 48 remaining players in the tournament are now guaranteed a minimum payday of $15,700.

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