The World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris finished up this past Saturday and it was WSOP bracelet winner Theo Jorgensen who earned the first place finish. Jorgenson earned €633,000 for the first place finish in the €10,000 buy-in tournament.
Jorgenson came into final table play with the chip lead. 247 players registered to compete in the tournament and by the time final table play began; eight players were left to compete for the first place prize. Other pros who competed in the tournament were Antoine Saout, Tyron Krost, Men Nguyen and Bertrand Grospellier.
The first to be eliminated at the final table was Jimmy Ostensson who was took out with pocket nines against Fabrice Touil’s A-6. Next to go would be Arnaud Mattern who shoved all in with A-Q and was called by Antoine Amourette who had pocket aces.
Next to go was Nourredine Aitaleb was next to go when he went all in with A-J. he was called by Per Linde who held pocket queens. Linde won the hand and Aitaleb was out in sixth place. A major pot of the final table was when Jorgensen doubled up when he went up against Amourette. Jorgensen held pocket kings and Amourette held pocket sevens.
The board ran 5-4-5-10-3 and Jorgensen earned a 3.3 million chip pot which was the largest of the tournament so far. Amourette would double up after he knocked out Touil in fifth place. Next to go would be Mikhael Guenni who held pocket fives and when up against Jorgensen’s pocket nines. The fives were no good and Guenni would be out in fourth place.
Next would be Linde who was the short stack at the table. He would go all in with 7-5 and would be knocked out with Jorgensen’s K-J. Jorgensen flopped a straight and sent Linde home. Heads up play would then begin between Jorgensen and Amourette.
Heads up play would be short and take only three hands before Jorgensen would earn the win. The final hand would see Amourette go all in with K-6 and Jorgensen would call with A-K. the board ran 6-J-4-A-5 and Jorgensen would claim the first place win.
The win would be Jorgensen’s first top twenty finish at a World poker Tour event. the next event of the World Poker Tour will be the Spanish Championship will take place this Wednesday at Casino Barcelona. The tournament will have a buy-in of €3,500 and will see a winner named on May 23rd. preliminary events begin today and then the main action will begin on Monday.
Final Results of the WPT Grand Prix de Paris:
1. Theo Jorgensen – 633,902
2. Antoine Amourette – 328,690
3. Per Linde – 234,780
4. Mickael Guenni – 187,825
5. Fabrice Touil – 140,870
6. Nourredine Aïtaleb – 93,910
7. Arnaud Mattern – 82,175
8. Jimmy Ostensson – 70,435