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Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Mattern Finds Action, Doubles


Under the gun, Arnaud Mattern looked down at {A-Clubs} {J-Diamonds}, and he open-shoved for his last 209,000. The table folded around to the blinds, but in the big, Thibaud Guenegou was stuck with a tough decision. He had just about 300,000 chips left, so the call was for about two-thirds of what he had left. He'd take a few long minutes to make up his mind, trying to chat up Mattern in French at several different points. Finally, he said, "Bad call," as he slid the chips across the line to put Mattern at risk. He was right; Guenegou could only show up {A-Hearts} {10-Spades}, and Mattern was poised for a double.

The board ran out {K-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} {K-Spades} {8-Spades} {9-Clubs}, and at least one Frenchman is moving up. Mattern is up to 438,000 thanks to that, while Guenegou has been crippled.

Chip Counts
Arnaud Mattern fr 438,000 195,000
Thibaud Guenegou 95,000 -275,000

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