Monday, May 04, 2015

Travel Report: EPT11 Grand Final, Day 5 -- The Day Supper Spoiled My Supper

Finished the first half of my 10-day stint here at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final with yesterday’s final table of the France Poker Series Main Event, a tournament that turned out to be quite enjoyable to cover with a kind of crazy finish to punctuate it.

I’d forgotten to mention a couple of days ago my post describing the bubble bursting in this event, one in which I described that happening without using the word “bubble.” Here’s that one: “On the thing that bursts after which everyone cashes.”

From 993 entrants, 143 made the money, and they were down to just seven for yesterday’s last day of play. One fellow, the Frenchman Gilles Silbernagel, was down to a half-dozen big blinds before doubling up three separate times to take the chip lead.

Then another, Sebastian Supper, was down to even fewer big blinds (about five) when he tripled up. A little later Supper won a huge all-in to double up into the chip lead when both he and Silbernagel turned straights, and after they were all in he drew a better one on the river. And he didn’t even realize he was freerolling!

Supper ended up going on to win, which provided an opportunity to caption a post “A finish satisfying Supper” in the recap. A student from Germany studying geography and chemistry, he was a very likable winner among a final table full of interesting, genial-seeming characters.

The tournament lasted too long for me to enjoy a proper evening meal. Indeed, it’s possible I once more had another of those twenty-Euro burgers mentioned previously in this space. Supper spoiled my supper, you could say.

Back today to focus on various side events while the Main Event continues to cruise along. Check the PokerStars blog for the full skinny from the EPT Grand Final.

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