2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #13: €10,000 NLH 6-Max
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in €10,000
Prize Pool €672,695
Players 73

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 120,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Event #13: €10,000 NLH 6-Max
Day 3 completed

Romain Le Dantec Wins Third French Bracelet of the 2021 WSOP Europe in Event #13: €10,000 NLH 6-Max (€207,267)

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Romain Le Dantec
Romain Le Dantec

The 2021 World Series of Poker Europe has crowned a new maiden gold bracelet winner as Romain Le Dantec defeated fellow countryman Sonny Franco in heads-up to come out on top of an 73-entry strong field in Event #13: €10,000 NLH 6-Max. Three French players made the final six and another two took home a portion of the €672,695 prize pool as France celebrated the third victory during the ongoing festival at the King's Resort in Rozvadov.

Predominantly a cash game player, Le Dantec only chose to enter the tournament after making a final table earlier in Event #9: €1,100 NLH Bounty Hunter. He collected a cash prize of €17,905 for his 5th place finish and used the winnings to earn his biggest live poker MTT score of €207,267. By doing so, he denied runner-up Franco more WSOP glory as he narrowly missed out on the first WSOP gold bracelet of his own, having already collected three WSOP Circuit gold rings prior.

Final Table Result Event #13: €10,000 NLH 6-Max

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
1Romain Le DantecFrance€207,267
2Sonny FrancoFrance€128,096
3Jakob MiegelGermany€88,223
4Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierFrance€62,574
5Sirzat HissouGermany€45,574
6Christopher PuetzGermany€34,507
Romain Le Dantec
Romain Le Dantec

"I feel good, very good," Le Dantec told PokerNews after his victory. "It's my dream to win a bracelet so to do it in the €10,000 Six Max is unbelievable." Prior to the breakout win, the biggest recorded live cash for the Frenchman was a victory in a Side Event of the 2019 EPT Barcelona festival for €39,700.

"I love tournaments and I love competition," he said. "It was a very good tournament with a lot of top players from all over the world, so I'm very happy to win that," Le Dantec concluded.

The third Frenchman on the final table was arguably the most well-known of the trio as GGPoker ambassador Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier finished in fourth place for €62,574. He came up short of a WSOP gold bracelet two years after collecting his second hardware at the King's Resort during the 2021 WSOPE.

Only one further country was represented on the six-handed final table as Germany's Jakob Miegel, Sirzat Hissou and Christopher Puetz all failed to overcome the French domination during the business end of the tournament.

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
Bertrand \"ElkY\" Grospellier

The short-lived conclusion lasted fewer than three hours and the very first seat open occurred only a few minutes into the live-streamed cards-up coverage on the PokerGO platform. In a battle of short-stacks, Puetz and Miegel got it in with suited aces and it was Miegel who came out on top thanks to his kicker advantage.

Grospellier then doubled through Hissou, who was shortly thereafter reduced to one big blind after colliding with Miegel. His comeback story included a triple and a double-up in quick succession but the third time was no charm for Hissou, who had to settle for fifth place. Grospellier would follow soon after and Miegel found no momentum during three-handed play, which left Le Dantec and Franco to battle for the gold bracelet.

Ultimately, the flopped top pair of Le Dantec prevailed against a flushdraw and gutshot for Franco to conclude the latest 2021 WSOP Europe gold bracelet event. The PokerNews live reporting team will provide exclusive updates for the remainder of the festival until December 8, 2021.

Tags: Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierChristopher PuetzJakob MiegelRomain Le DantecSirzat HissouSonny Franco

Sonny Franco Eliminated in 2nd Place (€128,096)

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Sonny Franco
Sonny Franco

Romain Le Dantec limped the small blind with the {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and Sonny Franco checked the option with {j-Clubs}{2-Clubs} in the big blind. Both players checked the {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{3-Clubs} flop and the {9-Hearts} followed on the turn.

Franco now checked once more and Le Dantec bet 225,000. The check-raise to 650,000 by Franco followed and he had some 1.6 million behind. Le Dantec moved all-in for 4,715,000 and Franco called for the 2,230,000 at his disposal.

The {a-Spades} river completed the board, failing to improve Franco and ending his run in 2nd place for €128,096. Le Dantec prevailed to earn his maiden gold bracelet and takes home €207,267 for the efforts.

Romain Le Dantec
Romain Le Dantec

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Romain Le Dantec fr
Romain Le Dantec
fr 7,300,000 2,500,000
Sonny Franco fr
Sonny Franco
fr Busted

Tags: Romain Le DantecSonny Franco

Le Dantec Check-Raises the Flop

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Romain Le Dantec - Sonny Franco
Romain Le Dantec - Sonny Franco

Sonny Franco raised to 260,000 with the {q-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Romain Le Dantec called out of the big blind with {j-Clubs}{10-Spades}. The {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop was checked by Le Dantec and Franco bet 200,000 into 640,000. Le Dantec check-raised to 570,000 and his timing worked just fine as Franco folded the non-connected queen-high.

Romain Le Dantec fr
Romain Le Dantec
fr 4,400,000 745,000
Sonny Franco fr
Sonny Franco
fr 3,000,000 -650,000

Tags: Romain Le DantecSonny Franco

Heads-Up Play Underway

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

The cards are back in the air and the French duel for the coveted gold bracelet has commenced.

Jakob Miegel Eliminated in 3rd Place (€88,223)

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Jakob Miegel
Jakob Miegel

Romain Le Dantec opened to 250,000 on the button and Jakob Miegel jammed for 920,000 in the big blind, Le Dantec snap-called.

Jakob Miegel: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Romain Le Dantec: {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}

Both players filled in their rails on what cards were exposed. "If I open, I have to call," Le Dantec mentioned in French.

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and the French rail celebrated as Miegel was eliminated in 3rd place. With Le Dantec and Sonny Franco separated by just a single chip, the two remaining players went on a ten-minute break.

Jakob Miegel - Romain Le Dantec
Jakob Miegel - Romain Le Dantec
Romain Le Dantec fr
Romain Le Dantec
fr 3,655,000 1,055,000
Sonny Franco fr
Sonny Franco
fr 3,650,000 650,000
Jakob Miegel de
Jakob Miegel
de Busted

Tags: Jakob MiegelRomain Le DantecSonny Franco

Level:
27
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

Miegel and Le Dantec Chop

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Jakob Miegel - Romain Le Dantec
Jakob Miegel - Romain Le Dantec

Jakob Miegel shipped it in for 940,000 on the button and Romain Le Dantec isolated from the small blind.

Jakob Miegel: {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Romain Le Dantec: {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}

The {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop gave Le Dantec a pair of fours and the {k-Diamonds} turn was a blank. The {2-Spades} river ensured the split pot.

Romain Le Dantec fr
Romain Le Dantec
fr 2,600,000 -300,000
Jakob Miegel de
Jakob Miegel
de 1,000,000 -440,000

Tags: Jakob MiegelRomain Le Dantec