Seat 1: Walid Bou Habib
Seat 2: James Mitchell
Seat 3: Pascal Aznar
Seat 4: Aurelien Guiglini
Seat 5: Jeffrey Hakim
Seat 6: Franck Kalfon
Seat 7: Joseph El Khoury
Seat 8: Noel Gaens
Seat 1: Romeo Robert
Seat 2: Glen Cymbaluk
Seat 3: Remi Castaignon
Seat 4: Jean Pierre Petroli
Seat 5: Eilert Eilertsen
Seat 6: Cyril Andre
Seat 7: [Removed:4]
Seat 8: Yury Gulyy
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Shortly after scoring that double-up through Remi Castaignon, Joe Mouawad found himself all in and at risk once again against the Frenchman.
This time Castaignon had raised from middle position and it folded back to Mouawad in the big blind who pushed all in for 795,000. Castaignon called, showing , and Mouawad was hoping his would hold.
All was fine for the Lebanese player through the flop and turn. But the fell on the river to pair Castaignon's ace, and Mouawad leaves us in 17th place.
The tournament has been paused to redraw for the final two eight-handed tables.
It seems that's how the tournament is going so far this evening. Any element of three-betting seems to have disappeared from the event and any show of strength is always respected.
Glen Cymbaluk limped in the small blind for 40,000 and James Mitchell moved all in from the big blind for around 700,000. Cymbaluk sighed with a wry smile and folded face up.
On the very next hand after having doubled up Franck Kalfon, Joe Mouawad was himself all in for his last 370,000 or so with against Remi Castaignon's .
The board came , safe for Mouawad's sixes, and he improves his status somewhat though must still battle with a below average stack.
Following a Joe Mouawad raise from the cutoff, Franck Kalfon reraised all in from the blinds for 520,000 total, and Mouawad made the call.
The community cards came , then , then , and Kalfon survived with a double-up. Meanwhile Mouawad has now fallen to 17th place of 17 remaining players, sitting with a stack of just nine big blinds.
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Jeffrey Hakim raised to 80,000 on the feature table and Eilert Eilertsen (so good they named him twice) moved all in for 690,000. Hakim did not take too much time in making thecall.
The flop brought a queen but also a three and Hakim was drawing dead by the turn as it came - a rivered full house for the Norwegian to put him above average chips.
Cyril Andre opened for 95,000 from the small blind and Walid Bou Habib called from a seat over. The flop came , and Andre led for 110,000. Habib called. The turn brought the and a bet of 240,000 from Andre, and again Habib called.
The river was the . This time Andre pushed out a big bet of 475,000, and after a lengthy tank Habib called one more time. Andre quickly tabled his for trip sixes, and Habib mucked.
Recent developments mean Andre retakes the chip lead with that hand.