WPT: Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier Wins Festa al Lago
Nam Le Finishes Second
Coming into the final table with the chip lead far from guarantees you a WPT title, but Bertrand Grospellier overcame pesky short stacks and players who just wouldn’t quit to win the 2008 Festa al Lago at Bellagio.
Here were the stacks heading into the final table:
Seat 1 -- Will Mietz -- 1,400,000
Seat 2 -- Osmin “Oddie” Dardon -- 2,070,000
Seat 3 -- Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier -- 6,420,000
Seat 4 -- Nam Le -- 2,275,000
Seat 5 -- Adam “Roothlus” Levy -- 1,370,000
Seat 6 -- Nenad Medic -- 3,025,000
Here’s how the action went according to CardPlayer.com’s live updates page:
The blinds are now 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante.
Bertrand Grospellier raised to 260,000, and William Mietz called from the big blind. The flop came 9 7 4, and both players checked.
The turn was the 9, pairing the board, and Mietz checked. Grospellier bet 360,000, and Mietz check-raised all in for 1,075,000. Grospellier called and showed A 10 for just ace high, but, amazingly, it was good against Mietz and his K 10.
The river was the 9, and Mietz was eliminated in sixth place, earning $186,510.
Bertrand Grospellier raised to 265,000 from under the gun, and Adam Levy moved all in for 2.4 million behind him.
The action folded around, and Grospellier snap-called, showing Q Q. Levy showed A 9 and needed help to stay alive.
The board came K 3 2 Q 7, and Grospellier got a set of queens to send Levy packing in fifth place. He earned $266,445 for his efforts.
Nenad Medic moved all in from the button for 1.3 million, and Bertrand Grospellier called from the big blind with K J. Medic showed pocket sixes, but the board came J 9 3 2 5, and Medic was eliminated in fourth place.
The former WPT champion earned $373,010 for his performance this week.
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