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Romain Le Dantec Wins 2021 World Series of Poker Europe €10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max Event

The Frenchman Overcame A Field of 73 Entries To Earn His First Bracelet and €207,267 ($232,139 USD)

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Romain Le Dantec is the latest bracelet winner to be decided at the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe. The French player defeated a field of 73 entries to emerge victorious in the €10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max event, earning €207,267 ($232,139 USD) and his first piece of WSOP hardware as the champion.

Le Dantic made his first WSOP final table just a few days earlier, finishing fifth in the €1,100 ‘bounty hunter’ event for $20,054 USD. Now he is a bracelet winner with more than $310,000 in lifetime tournament cashes to his name.

In addition to the title and the money, Le Dantic also earned 420 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his second POY-qualified score of the year, moving him inside the top 500 in the 2021 POY race sponsored by Global Poker heading into the final few weeks of the year. He also secured 207 PokerGO Tour rankings points for the victory.

The final day of this event began with six players remaining, with three German players and three French players left with a shot at the title. Sonny Franco sat atop the leaderboard to start, with Sirzat Hissou in second chip position and Le Dantic in third.

German poker pro and World Poker Tour main event winner Christopher Puetz was the first to fall. He got all-in with AClub Suit9Club Suit and found himself at risk facing the AHeart SuitQHeart Suit of Jakob Miegel. The QClub Suit10Club Suit6Spade Suit made things interesting, with Miegel improving to top pair while Puetz picked up the nut flush draw. The 3Heart Suit on the turn left Puetz in need of a club on the river. The 5Spade Suit was of no help and he was eliminated in sixth place ($38,648 USD).

Hissou lost a big chunk of his stack in a hand against Miegel to fall to the bottom of the leaderboard. He mounted a comeback with a quadruple up and a double up, but was unable to win his next all-in. He got all-in with A-6 and was called by both Le Dantic and Franco. The latter made top pair with Q-10 suited to win the pot and narrow the field to four. Hissou was awarded $51,043 USD for his deep run in this event.

Bertrand Grospellier at the 2021 WSOPPoker triple crown winner Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier’s run in this event came to an end when his ADiamond Suit10Club Suit was unable to beat out the 9Heart Suit7Heart Suit of a surging Miegel in a preflop confrontation. Miegel flopped a gutshot and hit his straight on the turn to leave Grospellier drawing dead. The river was a mere formality, and Grospellier earned $70,083 USD for his latest strong showing at the series. The two-time bracelet winner now has more than $14.6 million in career tournament earnings, with over $4.3 million of that coming in WSOP events.

Miegel held the lead early in three-handed action, but fell toward the bottom of the chip counts as play continued. He ultimately got his last 7.5 or so big blinds in preflop with 9Spade Suit9Heart Suit racing against the QClub Suit10Spade Suit of Le Dantic. The board ran out ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit10Heart Suit5Club Suit and Le Dantic improved to a winning pair of tens to eliminate Miegel in third place ($98,810 USD).

With that Le Dantic essentially evened the stacks to start the heads-up battle for the bracelet against Franco. Le Dantic was able to pull out in front before the final hand of the tournament was dealt. Le Dantic limped in from the button with KDiamond Suit10Heart Suit for 120,000 total and Franco checked from the big blind with JClub Suit2Club Suit. The flop came down KHeart SuitQClub Suit3Club Suit and Franco checked with his flush draw. Le Dantic checked behind with top pair and the 9Heart Suit rolled off the deck on the turn. Franco checked again. Le Dantic bet 225,000 and Franco check-raised to 650,000. Le Dantic moved all-in and Franco called with his flush draw and gutshot straight draw. The river was the ASpade Suit, securing the pot and the title for Le Dantic. Franco earned $143,468 USD as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points PokerGO
1 Romain Le Dantec $232,139 420 207
2 Sonny Franco $143,468 350 128
3 Jakob Miegel $98,810 280 88
4 Bertrand Grospellier $70,083 210 63
5 Sirzat Hissou $51,043 175 46
6 Christopher Puetz $38,648 140 35

Winner photo via King’s Resort’s official Facebook page.