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Day 1b Completed

Day 1b Concludes With Boissenot as Leader

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Grégoire Boissenot - Day 1b Chip Leader
Grégoire Boissenot - Day 1b Chip Leader

Day 1b of the World Poker Tour Season XI Grand Prix de Paris is over, and nobody accumulated more chips than French singer Grégoire Boissenot. Boissenot shot up the charts near the end of the night, and was the only player to even flirt with a six-figure stack, finishing the day with 95,000 chips.

A total of 132 players registered on Day 1b, and if you combine that number with Day 1a's entrants, you get 228 total players. Only 92 survived on Day 1b, so a total of 143 players will return for Day 2.

Peter Jetten (83,575) and Matt Salsberg (83,575) - no, that's not a typo - both finished Day 1b with healthy stacks. Jetten climbed steadily throughout the day, while Salsberg was down to his last 8,000 during the first few levels. Salsberg then received a large double up through Vanessa Selbst when he flopped a set of queens. Selbst shoved with straight and flush draws, but bricked on the river.

Joining Jetten and Salsberg tomorrow are Antoine Saout (77,795), Mohsin Charania (72,250), Salman Behbehani (71,900), Michael Mizrachi (69,750), Fabrice Soulier (62,500), and Tony G (62,450).

Selbst was eliminated shortly after, but she wasn't the only notable to hit the rail today - Heinz Kamutzki, Dan O'Brien, Guillaume Darcourt, Guillaume Rivet, Roberto Romanello, JC Alvarado, and Darren Elias all busted before the seventh level came to a close.

Tomorrow at 3 p.m. CEST, the entire field will be under one roof for the first time. Jacques Enjoubault is the overall chip leader with an astounding 225,200 chips, and he's followed by Antony Lellouche (178,275) and Basil Yaiche (142,475), who also played on Day 1a.

We hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2. Good night from Paris!

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Final Counts

Grégoire Boissenot fr
Grégoire Boissenot
fr 95,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 83,575 -4,425
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg
ca 83,575 36,575
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
fr 77,795 59,795
Michael Kwirk
Michael Kwirk
Florian Leconte
Florian Leconte
75,225 5,225
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us 72,250 12,250
Salman Behbehani us
Salman Behbehani
us 71,900 28,900
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 69,750 -250
Manuel Bevand fr
Manuel Bevand
fr 63,300 -21,700
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 62,500 6,000
Tony G lt
Tony G
lt 62,450 -9,550
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 60,300 30,300
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 51,275 -5,725
Stephen O'Dwyer ie
Stephen O'Dwyer
ie 50,200 13,200
Dori Yacoub lb
Dori Yacoub
lb 49,150 40,150
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 47,675 11,675
Hugo Lemaire pr
Hugo Lemaire
pr 45,450 -10,550
Bruno Lopes fr
Bruno Lopes
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fr 44,950 -5,050
Ogjnen Sekularac
Ogjnen Sekularac
44,450 -21,550
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 39,475 -6,525
Samuel Chartier ca
Samuel Chartier
ca 34,525 525
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 27,550 -6,450
Will Failla us
Will Failla
us 26,500 26,500
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
us 23,675 -1,325

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Tony G Avoids Bad Beat

Tony G and Jungleman sandwich Kristy during a break
Tony G and Jungleman sandwich Kristy during a break

On Day 1a, Tony G was eliminated holding two kings against an opponent's pocket nines. He nearly received another bad beat moments ago when he called a 25,000-chip five-bet shove with two red aces. His opponent tabled {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}, and the flop fell {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{k-Spades}. Any spade or any king would've doubled Tony G's opponent, but the turn and river bricked {9-Clubs}, {7-Hearts} respectively.

"Nearly got there," Tony G blurted after the hand. "You had everything coming."

Tony G lt
Tony G
lt 72,000 34,000

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Julius Doubles Opponent


A player opened to 1,250 from middle position, Kyle Julius three-bet to 2,600 on his direct left, and the action folded back to the original raiser, who called.

The flop fell {j-Clubs}{k-Spades}{a-Clubs}, and both players checked. The turn was the {6-Clubs}, and the original raiser checked again. Julius fired 2,600, the player moved all in for 7,550, and Julius immediately called.


Julius was drawing to one of the two remaining aces in the deck, and unfortunately for him the {k-Diamonds} bricked on the river.

Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
us 25,000 -6,000

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Mohsin Charania
Mohsin Charania

A player opened to 1,000 in middle position, Mohsin Charania called on the button, a player in the small blind called as well, and Gabriel Nassif three-bet out of the big blind, making it 4,000 straight. Only Charania called.

The flop fell {k-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, and both players checked. The turn was the {7-Diamonds}, and Nassif check-called 3,200 from Charania. The {8-Diamonds} paired the board on the river, and both players checked again.

Charania rolled over {a-Spades}{10-Spades} for tens and eights, and Nassif mucked his hand.

Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us 60,000 2,000
Gabriel Nassif
Gabriel Nassif
32,000 -33,000

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Soulier > Mizrachi

Fabrice Soulier
Fabrice Soulier

Michael Mizrachi opened to 875 from early position, Fabrice Soulier called in middle position, and the players in the cutoff and small blind also called. The dealer spread {7-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}, and the action checked to Mizrachi who continued for 2,500. Soulier raised to 6,100, and only Mizrachi called.

Both players knuckled after the {2-Hearts} turned, and the {4-Spades} completed the river. Mizrachi checked again, and Soulier tossed out 12,600. Mizrachi tanked for the better part of three minutes before folding.

Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 70,000 -5,000
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 56,500 6,500

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Heinz Heads Out

Heinz Kamutzki - Eliminated
Heinz Kamutzki - Eliminated

Heinz Kamutzki and two other opponents saw a flop of {8-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Kamutzki led out for 1,700, one player released, and the third made the call.

The turn was the {j-Clubs}, and Kamutzki led again - this time for 3,300. The player moved all in for effectively 12,000, and Kamutzki called all in for less.

Kamutzki tabled {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} for two kings, but he was dominated by his opponent's {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for a queen-high straight. The {j-Spades} repeated on the river, and Kamutzki was eliminated.

Heinz Kamutzki de
Heinz Kamutzki
de Busted

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