2012 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 3

Six Frenchman Looking to Become First Ever to Win WSOP Europe Gold

Antonin Teisserie
Antonin Teisserie

For the past three days, Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em has played out at the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe at the luxurious Casino Barrière in Cannes, France . What started with 626 players is now down to just 15, each looking to claim the €126,207 first-place prize.

The man best position to do that is Antonin Teisseire, who thrived on Day 2 and bagged up a healthy 269,500. That was enough to make him the chip leader, though not by much as two-time bracelet winner and Big One for One Drop champ Antonio Esfandiari is hot on his heels with 264,000. Others returning for their shot at gold are Day 1a chip leader Ashly Butler; young Americans Joe Kuether and McLean Karr; the consistent Italian Salvatore Bonavena; and the well-traveled Casey Kastle. Aside from Teisseire, five other Frenchman remain are looking to become the first ever to win a WSOP Europe bracelet.

The remaining 15 players will return on Tuesday at 13:00 CET (09:00 EST) to play down to a winner, which is about a half hour from now. Join us then as we find out who’ll be the next player to add his name to this prestigious list:

Former WSOP Europe €1,000-€1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

YearPlayer# of PlayersPrize
2008Jesper Hougaard410€144,218
2009JP Kelly608€136,803
2010Scott Shelley582€133,857
2011Andrew Hinrichsen771€148,030

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