€8,500 Cannes Main Event

'Deuces Loses' . . . Sometimes

Claudio Rinaldi just took down a four way limped pot with a pair of sixes.

Stephane Bazin limped in from the cutoff as did Rinaldi from the button. Antonin Tesseire completed the bet from the small blind and Alain Roy checked his option in the big.

The flop came {2-Hearts} {3-Hearts} {10-Hearts} and the action checked around the table to Rinaldi who made it 150,000 to go. Alain Roy was the lone caller and he and Rinaldi saw the {9-Spades} fall on the turn.

Both players opted to check the turn and see a free river -- the {J-Clubs}. Another check-check sequence led to a showdown, at which time Roy showed {2-?} - X for a pair of twos. Rinaldi then revealed a pocket pair of sixes which were good enough to take down the pot.