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Frenchman Wins World Poker Tour Malta Main Event

Dramatic Runner-Runner End To €3,300 Buy In Tournament In Malta

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Yorane Kerignard from France has won the €3,300 buy in World Poker Tour Malta main event.

The New York resident beat Jackson Genovesi heads up in the 169 runner field but had to rely on a little bit of luck to do so hitting runner-runner cards to make two pair ahead of his opponent’s top pair on the flop.

Both men broke down in tears after the dramatic finish.

Kerignard now has just over $1 million in tournament earnings having previously made the final table of three European Poker Tour main events. He has been playing poker since only 2007.

The final table payouts were:
1: Yorane Kerignard — $182,292
2: Jackson Genovesi — $108,024
3: Alessio Isaia — $68,981
4: Hui Chen Kuo — $51,409
5: Zeljko Krizan — $38,425
6: Sampo Ryynanen — $30,556