2012 World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris

Main Event
Day: 3
Event Info

2012 World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

Main Event

Day 3 Completed

Day 3 Ends With Gruissem Still Leading

Level 17 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante
Philipp Gruissem - Day 3 Chip Leader
Philipp Gruissem - Day 3 Chip Leader

Day 3 began with 63 of the original 228 runners – just 36 eliminations away from the money. It took nearly ten hours to reach the money, and the bubble boy was Antony Lellouche, who suffered a terrible cooler – he ran kings into Bryan Colin’s aces.

Philipp Gruissem is once again the end-of-day chip leader. He finished Day 3 with 1,060,000 chips, with thanks to a massive pot he won against Ekrem Sanioglu. Gruissem and Sanioglu saw a flop of {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, and Gruissem checked to Sanioglu who fired 28,000. Gruissem check-raised to around 100,000, and Sanioglu quickly moved all in.

Sanioglu needled Gruissem, telling him he had “plenty of chips,” and Gruissem responded with an apology.

“I am sorry if I suck out on you,” he told Sanioglu as he called.

Sanioglu was well ahead with {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for a set of nines, but Gruissem was drawing live with {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. The {3-Diamonds} on the turn was a brick, but the {7-Hearts} spiked on the river, giving Gruissem a winning straight.

Matt Salsberg had himself another nice day, finishing with 951,000 chips. Salsberg eliminated Marko Neumann, Tony G, David Benyamine, Patrick Sacrispeyre, and Antonio Subtil during Day 3, and according to Salsberg, he’s flopped five sets of deuces in the past two days.

Joining Gruissem and Salsberg at the top of the counts are Idris Ambraisse (591,000), Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopes (440,000), Joe Serock (411,000), and Jérome Douieb (402,000).

When Lellouche burst the bubble, Jason Mercier was the first player to bow out. He was crippled down to less than ten big blinds during hand-for-hand play, and got the rest of his chips in the middle with {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} against the {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} of Florian Leconte. The jacks held as the board ran out {5-Spades}{6-Spades}{10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}, and Mercier was forced to settle with a mincash.

WPT Champions Club member Sean Jazayeri and Giacomo Fundaro were only other players to be eliminated after the bubble burst. Jazayeri moved his short stack in the middle with {q-}{j-}, and Serock looked him up with {a-}{j-}. Serock held, and Jazayeri hit the rail. A few hands later, Fundaro three-bet jammed with two sixes only to run into Mohsin Charania’s two kings. The kings held, and Fundaro was also eliminated.

Entering the day there were two former Grand Prix de Paris champions alive, but with Benyamine’s elimination only one remains; Theo Jorgensen. Jorgensen had a very up and down day, but he’s alive with 201,000 chips, and looking to be the first every two-time champion of this event.

All 24 players will return tomorrow at 1500 CEST to play down to the official final table of six. We’ll have all of the live updates here at PokerNews.com, so make sure to check back then.

Tags: Philipp Gruissem

End-of-Day Counts

Player Chips Progress
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
1,060,000 130,000
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg
951,000 1,000
Idris Ambraisse fr
Idris Ambraisse
591,000 459,000
Bruno Lopes fr
Bruno Lopes
440,000 70,000
Winamax Team Pro
Joe Serock us
Joe Serock
411,000 11,000
Jérome Douieb
Jérome Douieb
402,000 252,000
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
307,000 -53,000
WPT 2X Winner
Grégoire Boissenot fr
Grégoire Boissenot
299,000 89,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
279,000 -141,000
Florian Leconte
Florian Leconte
266,000 -64,000
Raphaël Abitbol fr
Raphaël Abitbol
263,000 -82,000
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
208,000 18,000
Theo Jorgensen dk
Theo Jorgensen
201,000 44,000
WPT 1X Winner
Bryan Colin
Bryan Colin
201,000 -209,000
Daniel Amara
Daniel Amara
183,000 13,000
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
122,000 -138,000
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
114,000 -196,000
WPT 1X Winner
Jean-Philippe Rohr fr
Jean-Philippe Rohr
101,000 21,000
Michael Kwierk
Michael Kwierk
100,000 -30,000
Jacques Enjoubault
Jacques Enjoubault
87,000 -28,000
Kyle Cheong
Kyle Cheong
78,000 -67,000
Dan Djorno fr
Dan Djorno
70,000 -5,000
Nicolas Cardyn fr
Nicolas Cardyn
67,000 -23,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
54,000 -114,000

Djorno Doubles

Dan Djorno doubles
Dan Djorno doubles

Raphaël Abitbol limped in from early position, Dan Djorno opened on the button leaving just 12,000 behind, and Abitbol just called. The flop fell {A-}{K-}{6-}, and both players check. The turn was a {6-}, and Djorno moved all in. Abitbol called.


Djorno was on the brink of elimination, but a {k-} spiked on the river to keep him alive.

Player Chips Progress
Raphaël Abitbol fr
Raphaël Abitbol
345,000 35,000
Dan Djorno fr
Dan Djorno
75,000 2,000

Tags: Dan DjornoRaphaël Abitbol

Giacomo Fundaro Eliminated in 25th Place (€13,305)

Giacomo Fundaro - 25th Place
Giacomo Fundaro - 25th Place

Andrew Lichtenberger opened from under the gun, Giacomo Fundaro moved all in on his direct left, and Mohsin Charania re-shoved on his direct left. The action folded back to Lichtenberger, who folded as well.

Charania tabled two kings, Fundaro tabled two sixes, and the kings held, eliminating Fundaro in 25th place.

Player Chips Progress
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
360,000 85,000
WPT 2X Winner
Giacomo Fundaro it
Giacomo Fundaro
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Andrew LichtenbergerGiacomo FundaroMohsin Charania

Level: 17

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 500