Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
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Fox's Bid at Back-to-Back Championships Comes to an End

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Elio Fox

In the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event, a young man from New York by the name of Elio Fox outlasted a field of 593 players to win €1,400,000 and his first bracelet. Fox returned to Cannes this year looking to defend his title, and while he made a good run at it, that bid was just cut short.

In what would be his last hand, action folded around to Jason Mercier on the button and he raised to 10,000. Fox then moved all in for approximately 80,000 from the big blind and Mercier made the call.

Showdown
Mercier: {A-}{Q-}
Fox: {A-}{8-}

Both players held an ace, but Mercier had the better kicker. That's what ended up making the difference as the board ran out {5-}{5-}{2-}{K-}{7-} and Fox followed up last year's win with a 39th-place finish for €21,250.

Chip Counts
Jason Mercier us 820,000 218,000
Elio Fox us Busted

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