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Ludovic Lacay Eliminated in 3rd Place (€164,182)

Ludovic Lacay - 3rd Place
Christophe Savary made a raise to 160,000 from the button, and Julien Arneodo quickly folded his small blind. In the big, though, Ludovic Lacay peeked at his cards and slid all ~1.4 million of his chips across the betting line. It didn't take Savary long to make the call, putting Lacay at risk for what was possibly the first time in this tournament. As a crowd of spectators craned their necks over the rail, the cards were turned up.

Savary: {A-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds}
Lacay: {K-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds}

The flop was not very good at all for Lacay as it fell {9-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} {8-Hearts}. A rustle of multilingual banter trickled through the audience, now shoulder-to-shoulder, three-deep around the entire perimeter of the table.

Turn: {7-Diamonds}.

That's all she wrote for Lacay, now drawing stone dead to Savary's nut flush. The river {2-Hearts} completed the board. Lacay cringed a bit, shook hands with the two men who've outlasted him, and headed off to become a spectator himself.

Lacay put on a fine show here this week, crushing the field for more than a full day. In the end though, his bid for his first WPT title has fallen two spots shy. His third-place showing is good for €164,182. That's not too bad, but Lacay is clearly disappointed by that result.

Tags: Christophe SavaryLudovic Lacay


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