EPT8 Deauville: Brammer and Cheremisin double bust boosts Guichard over five million

ept-thumb-promo.jpgIf Chris Brammer could have looked more gutted it would hard to imagine how. Paul Guichard had opened for 80,000 from the hijack, a standard action for the chip leader at this stage of the tournament, and was shoved on by Denis Cheremisin for around 400,000 from the button. In the next seat along Brammer isolated all-in for close to 800,000. Quick call from Guichard.

Cheremisin: J♥T♥ - 19.35%
Brammer: A♣K♠ - 25.79%
Guichard: K♦K♥ - 54.86%

It was an incredible spot for Guichard but neither of his opponents were dead and buried. The co-ordinated Q♦3♦T♣ flop looked like it should have helped his opponents but only served to push Guichard further ahead, now a 67% favourite. The 9♥ changed little and the 4♦ blanked out the board. Guichard, now out of his chair, yelped, both fists clenched as the dealer calmly pushed the pot towards his already swollen stack. It now weighs in at a little over 5,300,000, a shoe-in to the final table surely with just 13 players remaining. Five more players to bust before play ends for the day.

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Paul Guichard

Moments before that three-way card crash Vuong Than Trong doubled through Olivier Rogez when the former chip leader attempted an epic hero call. It was a massive fail. Rogez had opened to 80,000 and Trong three-bet to 200,000 out of his 945,000 stack. Rogez opted to flat call then led 175,000 into the 9♣2♥7♣ flop. Trong quickly moved in which Rogez really didn't like but finally convinced himself that Trong was drawing. He wasn't.

Rogez: 4♥4♦
Trong: T♦7♦

At the far end of the table Mick Graydon chuckled to himself as the board ran out K♠6♣ boosting Trong up to 2,000,000 after value shoving second pair. Another break is upon us.

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Vuong Than Trong

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour