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2011 World Series of Poker Europe

Friday, October 07, 2011 to Sunday, October 09, 2011

Event #1: €2,680 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: €2,680
  • Prizepool: €864,000
  • Entries: 360
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, October 10, 2011 1:34 AM Local Time

Guillaume Humbert-winner of Event 1 at the 2011 WSOPE

Guillaume Humbert decided to take his live shot in the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) after accumulating his bankroll playing online. Before he entered Event #1 the €2,500 Six-Max NLHE Tournament he had never played in a major live tournament in his life! Despite his, apparent, lack of live action Humbert managed to navigate his way through 360 of the worlds greatest players to take home the €215,999 first prize, the coveted WSOP bracelet and the bragging rights that go along with achieving such as wonderful feat.

Congratulations to Guillaume Humbert but also commiserations to Azusa Maeda, the man from Japan, who finished a very respectable 2nd and played his heart out over the past three days.

Monday, October 10, 2011 1:25 AM Local Time

Azusa Maeda

After a slow start the heads-up really got going towards the end. In the final hand Maeda was already short and decided to limp in from the button. After Humbert checked the flop read    . The Swiss youngster decided to check after which Maeda shoved all-in and Humbert snap-called.

Azusa Maeda  
Guillaume Humbert  

Maeda was almost drawing dead and the   on the turn sealed the deal! The meaningless river was the   giving Maeda trips but that couldn't beat the flopped straight Humbert already had.

Guillaume Humbert2,700,000600,000
Azusa Maeda0-600,000
Monday, October 10, 2011 1:20 AM Local Time

Azusa Maeda moved all-in for 600,000 and after a few minutes pause and sigh Guillaume Humbert folded.

Monday, October 10, 2011 1:18 AM Local Time

Guillaume Humbert raised pre flop and Azusa Maeda called. The flop left the dealers hand and settled on the felt       and Maeda bet a meaty 120,000 (leaving 600,000 behind). Humbert raised it up to 300,000 and everyone surrounded the final table expecting the end to be nigh...and Maeda folded!

Monday, October 10, 2011 1:09 AM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 5000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 10, 2011 1:02 AM Local Time
Guillaume Humbert1,935,00035,000
Azusa Maeda770,000-30,000
Monday, October 10, 2011 12:58 AM Local Time

Another 10 minute break for the remaining two player. We will be right back.

Monday, October 10, 2011 12:56 AM Local Time

There was a limp and a check before the two finalists saw a flop of [9c    . Azusa Maeda checked to Guillaume Humbert who bet 35,000 and Maeda made the call. The turn was the   and Maeda bet 110,000 and after a little thinking time Humbert made the call. This was turning into our biggest heads-up pot so far and it was confirmed at the sight of the   river when Maeda bet 200,000. Humbert had a few minutes to ponder his decision before making the call. Madea flung his cards into the muck and Humbert showed     to claim his bounty.

Guillaume Humbert1,900,000280,000
Azusa Maeda800,000-280,000
Monday, October 10, 2011 12:46 AM Local Time

Unfortunately, it hasn't been the most exciting heads-up spectacle we have ever seen but we did just have a three-bet! Yes, I can feel you climbing out of your seats!

Guillaume Humbert raised to 70,000, Azusa Maeda three-bet to 160,000 and Humbert folded. Probably the most excitment we have had in the past hour.

Monday, October 10, 2011 12:43 AM Local Time

The pots are small and the action is very slow but pot after pot Guillaume Humbert keeps raking in the chips. We just saw Maeda raise to 80,000 and get called by Humbert. The flop brought out     and on a 100,000 bet Maeda decided to fold.

Humbert seems to be in command now an hour into the heads-up.

Guillaume Humbert1,620,000395,000
Azusa Maeda1,080,000-395,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 10, 2011 12:25 AM Local Time

"Where have you hidden all of the Aces and Kings? Have you taken them out of the deck?" Jack Effel asked the Dealer.

Both players shared a flop of       in an unraised pot and both players checked. The turn was the   and Guillaume Humbert bet 35,000 and Azusa Maeda called. The river was the   and Humbert check-called a 60,000 Maeda value bet. We say value bet because Maeda was holding pocket aces and won the pot.

It seems the dealer did listen to Jack Effel after all.

Monday, October 10, 2011 12:09 AM Local Time

Guillaume Humbert raised to 70,000 from the button to get the action started. Maeda decided to three-bet making it 170,000. Humbert went into the tank for a while before making it 340,000. Humbert wanted to make it 320,000 but it was ruled he had to make at least double the previous raise.

Maeda tanked for over a minute before releasing his hand giving up quite some chips to the Swiss youngster.

Azusa Maeda1,475,000-170,000
Guillaume Humbert1,225,000170,000
Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:57 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 15000/30000
Ante: 5000
Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:44 PM Local Time

The remaining two players are taking a 20 minute break. We will be right back!

Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:43 PM Local Time

Guillaume Humbert raises to 54,000 from the button and yet again he gets three-bet. This time the re-raise is to 108,000 and he makes the call.

The flop brings     and after Maeda checks Humbert decides to bet 125,000 and that's enough to take down the pot.

Azusa Maeda1,645,000-9,000
Guillaume Humbert1,055,0009,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:34 PM Local Time

Humbert raised from the button to 54,000 bumping the action the first hand of heads-up action. Maeda gave it some thought before re-raising to 129,000. Humbert released his hand giving the Japanese chip leader the first pot of heads-up play.

Azusa Maeda1,654,00054,000
Guillaume Humbert1,046,000-54,000
Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:30 PM Local Time

Roy Finlay Eliminated In 3rd Place

Roy Finlay moved all-in for 179,000 on the button and Azusa Maeda also moved all-in from the small blind to isolate.



Finlay has been eliminated but has turned a £220 satellite entry into a €92,629 pay-day BUT he does have to fly back to the UK tomorrow because he to go to work!

Azusa Maeda1,600,000250,000
Guillaume Humbert1,100,0000
Roy Finlay0-250,000
Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:22 PM Local Time

Guillaume Humbert limps in the small blind, Roy Findlay makes it 62,000 more, Humbert moves all-in and Findlay folds.

Guillaume Humbert1,100,0000
Roy Finlay250,0000
Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:22 PM Local Time

Guillaume Humbert limps in the small blind, Roy Findlay makes it 62,000 more, Humbert moves all-in and Findlay folds.

Guillaume Humbert1,100,00050,000
Roy Finlay250,000-100,000
Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:11 PM Local Time

Roy Finlay raised to 50,000 on the button and Guillaume Humbert made the call from the big blind. The flop was       and Finlay c-bet 70,000 but when Humbert put another 100,000 on top of the price tag Finlay folded.

Guillaume Humbert1,050,000150,000
Roy Finlay350,000-170,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander