€8,500 Cannes Main Event

Claudio Rinaldi Eliminated in 2nd Place ($729,158)

It only took three hands of heads-up play to find our champion and the honor goes to Frenchman Alain Roy.

Claudio Rinaldi was sitting on the button and moved all-in and received an instant call from Roy as soon as he peeked at his cards.

Rinaldi tabled {7-Hearts} {7-Clubs} but he soon saw he was in deep trouble to Roy's {9-Spades} {9-Diamonds}.

The board came {8-Spades} {4-Clubs} {A-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} {5-Clubs} to confirm all 9.5 million chips and over $1.4 million were heading Roy's way as the winner of the inaugural Partouche Poker Tour Main Event, Cannes.

A special mention must go to our valiant runner up Claudio Rinaldi who put in a fine performance to finish second, collecting $729,158 for his troubles.

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