Anthony Pons raised to 16,500 from middle position only to have Amaury Detoc move all in from the hijack for 27,000. The rest of the field got out of the way, Pons made the call, and the cards were turned up.
Detoc was dominated as both he and Pons shared a king, but the latter's ace had him out in front. The flop gave Detoc some straight outs, but the turn gave Pons a king-high flush and a guaranteed win. After the was put out on the river, Detoc shook hands with his opponent and then exited the room in 14th place.
Casey Kastle was all in preflop holding and up against the of Antonin Teisseire. Kastle was drawing live, but the flop was disaster as it paired Teisseire. Kastle needed running cards to stay alive, but the turn put any hope of that happening to rest as Kastle was left drawing dead. The meaningless wasput out on the river and Kastle took his leave in 15th place.
Joe Kuether openedfor 12,000 from early position only to have Anthony Pons move all in from the cutoff for 41,500. Amaury Detoc then moved all in over the top from the button, Kuether folded, and the cards were turned up.
Kuether and Antonio Esfandiari exchanged looks over Detoc's curious over-shove, prompting the latter to ask, "Can we move here?" That inspired a good laugh, but things were intensely serious as the players watched the board run out . With that, Pons doubled and Detoc was left on the short stack.
Jamel Haddad was all in preflop for approximately 40,000 holding and was in great shape against the of Anthony Pons. There would be no trickery as the board ran out and Haddad received a double of his own.
The players are in their seats here in the feature table room at the Majestic Barrière, which features a room full of white drapes, black velvet chairs and plenty of cameras. It's a good day to win a bracelet!
For the past three days, Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em has played out at the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe at the luxurious Casino Barrière in Cannes, France . What started with 626 players is now down to just 15, each looking to claim the €126,207 first-place prize.
The man best position to do that is Antonin Teisseire, who thrived on Day 2 and bagged up a healthy 269,500. That was enough to make him the chip leader, though not by much as two-time bracelet winner and Big One for One Drop champ Antonio Esfandiari is hot on his heels with 264,000. Others returning for their shot at gold are Day 1a chip leader Ashly Butler; young Americans Joe Kuether and McLean Karr; the consistent Italian Salvatore Bonavena; and the well-traveled Casey Kastle. Aside from Teisseire, five other Frenchman remain are looking to become the first ever to win a WSOP Europe bracelet.
The remaining 15 players will return on Tuesday at 13:00 CET (09:00 EST) to play down to a winner, which is about a half hour from now. Join us then as we find out who’ll be the next player to add his name to this prestigious list: