Matthew Salsberg Wins World Poker Tour Grand Prix De Paris
TV Producer Beats WPT Title Holder In Dramatic Poker Showdown
Matthew Salsberg has taken down the season XI Grand Prix de Paris €7,500 buy-in main event for a payday of $515,720, and in doing so prevented heads-up opponent Theo Jorgensen from becoming the first WPT winner to take down two events at the same venue, in this case, the Aviation Club de France.
It was the Danish poker pro versus the TV producer/poker player who were left standing out of an original field of 228, and despite Jorgensen having a stranglehold on the heads up, the producer of Weeds and co-producer of Entourage won two key hands to turn it all around.
The first saw the two all in with A 5 versus A 4 and Salsberg hit a four to set him in motion towards gold. Salsberg then leaped out from behind when his A 10 hit a diamond flush on the river versus the unfortunate Jorgensen and his A Q.
The final hand came soon after and saw Jorgensen’s dreams dashed, but with the consolation of the $341,149 second-place prize. Jorgensen limped with Q 10 and Salsberg raised to 435,000. Jorgensen then made his final stand moving all in and Salsberg insta-called with pocket queens. The board fell 5 3 2 4 7 and Salsburg’s name now goes down in WPT history.
Here are the final table results, payouts, and Card Player Player Of The Year points:
1. Matthew Salsberg $515,720 (768 POY Points)
2. Theo Jorgensen $341,149 (640 POY Points)
3. Philipp Gruissem $219,265 (512 POY Points)
4. Timothy Adams $162,162 (384 POY Points)
5. Mohsin Charania $121,987 (320 POY Points)
6. Fabian Quoss $97,684 (256 POY Points)
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