Day 2 completed
|Blinds||12,000 / 24,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 completed
Less than three days after winning the second WSOP bracelet of his career in Event #8: €2,500 Short Deck, Julien Martini has won his third after defeating Ole Schemion heads-up in Event #12: €2,000 8-Game.
The result means that Martini moves ahead of Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Roger Hairabedian to become the only French player with three WSOP bracelets.
Martini defeated the overnight chip leader to win €33,910, with Schemion taking home €20,960 after his second WSOP Europe final table.
Event #12: €2,000 8-Game Final Table Results
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in EUR)|
|6||Artan Dedusha||United Kingdom||€5,620|
Martini said that it was an amazing feeling to be up their among the greats of French poker.
"To have one more bracelet than these two legends is very, very special," he told PokerNews after his victory.
"I'm really used to mixed game cash games, and I feel confident in my game. I enjoy playing all of them. It's such a special feeling to play six hands in every one and then change, it's always a new challenge for the brain and I love it."
Shortly after securing victory, Martini was trying to phone Grospellier, but to laud it over his compatriot.
"He is my friend and he has my [short deck] bracelet in his room! I'm calling him to ask him to bring it for me so I can have a picture with both of them. I know for him it might be painful, but I know he will be so happy for me.
After winning his second bracelet in short deck, Martini said that when it comes to mixed games he was always learning and improving his game.
"This is my favourite tournament. I knew that this year I had a good chance to do something. I tried to play my best and obviously got lucky. And here we are!
Final Table Recap
Just ten players returned for the final day, all having locked up €3,158. It took mere minutes to reach the final seven after Borja Gross, Roland Israelashvili and Max Pescatori all hit the rail in quick succession.
There was barely any change in the leaderboard, with Schemion still in the lead, and he moved further ahead with the elimination of Grzegorz Wyraz in seventh.
Now over a million, Schemion continued to build up a head of steam and despite a double from Nicolas Bokowski, he retained a huge advantage over his nearest competitor.
Artan Dedusha and Symeon Alexandridis both made their exits before a crucial double from Martini saw him draw level with Schemion at the top of the counts.
Short-stack Mikkel Plum would bust in fourth, as Martini and Schemion continued their battle at the top. Bokowski tried in vain to gain ground on his opponents, but would eventually fall in third after running a set of aces into Martini's rivered flush in Pot-Limit Omaha.
Martini's lead extended over the course of heads-up play, with Schemion failing to gain traction on his French opponent. The last chips went in during Limit Hold'em, with Martini eventually coming out on top.
Ole Schemion raised pre-flop and Julien Martini three-bet. Schemion called and was all in.
There was an eight on the flop giving Martini the lead. The turn was the and the river the handing Martini the win. Schemion takes home €20,960 for his second-place finish.
Limit Flop / Draw: SB 25,000 BB 50,000, Limits 50,000/100,000
Stud Games: Ante 10,000, Bring-In 15,000, Completion 50,000, Limits 50,000-100,000
No-Limit & Pot-Limit: Ante 36,000, Blinds 12,000-24,000
The first few pots in Limit Hold'em were traded and Ole Schemion then raised the button, which Julien Martini defended out of the big blind. On the flop, Martini check-called a bet and the turn was checked. Martini bet the river and Schemion folded.
Martini raised the next button and Schemion three-bet for Martini to call. The flop was checked and Schemion check-folded the turn to a bet.
Ole Schemion won a pot when he bet a checked through board of on the river and Julien Martini folded.
The German then limped and Martini checked. On the flop, both checked and Martini then check-called bets of 20,000 on the turn and 50,000 on the river. "You win," Schemion said right away and announced pocket fives. Martini had that beat with the and Schemion mucked.
Several hands never made it further than the flop, but they all went the way of Julien Martini who has extended his heads-up chip lead.
The two remaining players continued almost right away as Julien Martini holds a commanding lead in heads-up over Ole Schemion.
Julien Martini raised the button to 60,000 and Nicolas Bokowski three-bet to 200,000 out of the small blind for Martini to call. The flop was checked by both and Bokowski also checked the turn. Martini now bet 280,000 and earned a call from Bokowski.
After the river, Bokowski checked once more with around 400,000 behind. Martini bet the pot and Bokowski mulled over his decision for around two minutes.
"It's no shame to fold," Martini said in table chat. Half a minute later, Bokowski called and Martini announced a flush, tabling the . Bokowski only had for a set of aces and was eliminated in 3rd place for a payday of €14,290.
Nicolas Bokowski: /
Ole Schemion: / fold on fifth
Nicolas Bokowski completed and Ole Schemion called, then did so again when he paired his four. On fifth, Bokowski caught another low rundown and Schemion snap-folded with the king.
Julien Martini: /
Nicolas Bokowski: / fold on fifth
Julien Martini completed and Bokowski called. The Frenchman bet his lead on fourth and fifth, and Bokowski surrendered on fifth.