Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Pocket Rockets Propel Albertini to a Double


Stephane Albertini raised to 80,000 from the button and received calls from Sergii Baranov and Phil Hellmuth in the small and big blinds respectively. The former proceeded to lead out for 200,000 on the {10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Spades} flop. Hellmuth folded, Albertini raised to 490,000, and Baranov called.

The {4-Spades} turn saw Baranov check-call Albertini's all-in shove or approximately 450,000, and the cards were turned up:

Baranov: {Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Albertini: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}

Baranov had flopped top pair, but it was still behind the pocket rockets of Albertini. The {8-Spades} river changed nothing, and the French contingent on the rail went wild for their last hope of keeping the title in France.

Player Chips Progress
Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 3,350,000 -2,080,000
Stephane Albertini FR
Stephane Albertini
FR 2,040,000 1,040,000

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