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World Series of Poker Main Event: Pierre Neuville Eliminated In Seventh

Belgian Poker Pro Takes Bad Beat To Bust, Earns $1,203,293 For Finish


It was a long, painful for exit in the 2015 World Series of Poker main event for 72-year-old Pierre Neuville. The Belgian businessman turned poker enthusiast came into the final table fourth in chips, but basically bled his stack away over the course of several hours.

After losing a big showdown to Neil Blumenfield, Neuville played extraordinarily tight and as a result, the table passed chips around until he saw himself left with just five big blinds. In fact, Neuville played only two hands in the final 34 dealt, losing both.

On Neuville’s final hand, chip leader Joe McKeehen raised to 1,200,000 from middle position and Neuville moved in for just 3,000,000. McKeehen was forced to call with JHeart Suit6Heart Suit, which was dominated by Neuville’s AClub SuitJClub Suit.

The flop fell QDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit3Heart Suit, but the turn was the QHeart Suit, giving McKeehen additional outs to a flush. By the time the 10Heart Suit hit the river, Neuville was already shaking hands with his fellow opponents.

For his deep run, Neuville earned $1,203,293, bringing his lifetime total earnings to nearly $3.3 million.

Card Player TV caught Neuville’s post-bustout press conference, in which he discussed his experience in the 2015 World Series of Poker main event:

For more coverage from the WSOP, visit the 2015 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.