The PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris recently wrapped with PokerStars qualifier Razvan Belea cruising to victory in the €5,300 Main Event for €1,170,000. We also recently talked about the EPT Paris in latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, which you can listen to here.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team was on-site to captured live updates from a slew of EPT Paris tournaments, and there were some very memorable ones. Below is a look at five more exciting hands captured in our live updates from the EPT Paris.
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O’Dwyer Flops Nuts in Five-Bet Pot
In the €10,300 EPT Paris High Roller, it was Level 8 (500/1,000/1,000) when Tauan De Oliveira Naves opened the action with a raise to 2,300 from the cutoff. Imad Derwiche responded with a three-bet to 5,400 from the button, after which big blind Steve O’Dwyer put in the four-bet to 14,000. De Oliveira Naves quickly folded to so many raises, and Derwiche engaged in some speech play.
”You want to win your money back?” asked Derwiche to an ever-silent O’Dwyer. After waiting for an answer that never came, Derwiche put in the five-bet to 35,000, which O’Dwyer quickly called.
The flop fell and Derwiche protected his eyes so he could not see it until it was his turn. When O’Dwyer checked, Derwiche rapidly moved all in for roughly 65,000 chips. O’Dwyer snap-called, covering his opponent, declaring: ”I have the nuts.”
O’Dwyer was not lying, as he indeed flopped the nut flush. The turn spelled the end for Derwiche, and as the river fell, he left the tournament area frustratedly but had enough sportsmanship to give his opponent a fist bump beforehand.
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Mary Triples Up With Quads; Cracks Aces in Three-Way All In
In the €1,100 FPS Paris Main Event, it was Level 9 (600/1,200/1,200) when Francky Magliocco opened to 2,400 from under the gun before Maciej Gut three-bet to 6,000 on his immediate left. Kevin Fluegel then reraised to 15,000 from the cutoff and then Herve Mary five-bet jammed for 41,200 from the button.
Magliocco then called off his stack of 40,500. Gut folded but Fluegel called to have both Magliocco and Mary at risk of elimination.
All three players had premium hands but Magliocco had the best of it. However, Mary hopped into the lead after making a set on the flop.
The turn kept things as they were. The river gave Mary the checkmark as well as quads and he took down the massive pot to get a triple up and some change while securing an elimination.
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Runner-Runner Cracks Aces of Ferreira Pais
On Day 2 of the €10,200 Mystery Bounty, Mauricio Ferreira Pais had a rare quadruple Knockout that we highlighted last week. That hand helped propel him to the final table, but that is where his good luck wore off.
With seven players remaining in Level 24 (50,000/100,000/100,000), Pablo Navarro raised to 200,000 from under the gun and it folded all the way back to Ferreira Pais in the big blind. He three-bet to 500,000 as one of the chip leaders with a stack of around 20 blinds. Navarro pushed all-in and Ferreira Pais beat him into the pot.
Mauricio Ferreira Pais:
The flop brought some equity to Navarro, who asked for running diamonds. With the turn, his outs were reduced to four but he spiked one of them with the river. Both stacks were counted and Navarro was ahead by three blinds.
Ferreira Pais earned a cash prize of €21,550 and €72,500 in bounties that he had collected along the way.
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Petrangelo Loses Chips But Wins Free Dinner for Doubling Grafton
In the EPT Paris €25,000 High Roller, it was Level 13 (4,000/8,000/8,000) when Chris Brewer raised to 16,000 and was called by Ren Lin as well as Tom Orpaz on the button. PokerStars Ambassador Sam Grafton then moved all-in for 59,000 in the small blind and Nick Petrangelo reraised to 110,000.
Brewer quickly let go while Lin mulled it over for almost the entire 30-second shot clock to then fold. Orpaz also gave it some consideration but let go, too.
“How do you wake up with aces there, Nicky?” Grafton said, having been silent until then. When the cards were revealed, Grafton was suddenly all smiles, though.
“If I win this hand with king-high, you can pick dinner anywhere,” the jovial Brit instantly offered and then meshed the cards of both players before the dealer separated them again.
Somehow, king-high indeed won the pot on the runout and Grafton then praised Petrangelo for more than three minutes despite having lost the hand. “That’s how he wins all the money … he just slapped you all,” Grafton declared.
Petrangelo didn’t say a single word and maintained a dry smile on his face throughout.
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