2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #8: €25,500 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller

Thorel Earns an Early Double with Aces

ajlamers • Level 4: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Jean-Noel Thorel

Picking up the action on the flop with Jean-Noel Thorel and Matthias Eibinger heads-up in a pot, the flop read {8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} with over 100,000 in the middle already. After a series of raises, the two players got all of the chips in the middle with Thorel being the player at risk for 925,000.

Jean-Noel Thorel: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Matthias Eibinger: {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

Thorel was in the lead with a pair of aces but Eibinger had outs with a pair and straight draw. The turn was the {2-Diamonds} which changed nothing and the {a-Hearts} on the river only improved Thorel to a set of aces.

Chip Counts
Jean-Noel Thorel fr 1,900,000 900,000
Matthias Eibinger at 165,000 -955,000

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