Bertrand Grospellier wins final bracelet at WSOPE, Negreanu nabs third Player of the Year

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The final card at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe was dealt earlier this week and the final winning hand went to Bertrand Grospellier.

The French poker pro took home the final WSOP bracelet of this year’ WSOPE after outlasting a 2,738-player field in the €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em tournament. It was the second-career WSOP win for Grospellier. He previously struck WSOP gold at the 2011 WSOP when he won the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship which earned him $331,639.

His payout for taking down the Colossus tournament was €190,375 ($213,220 US). In his career Grospellier has now cashed in 47 WSOP events which has earned him just over $4 million.

In the Colossus tournament it came down to Grospellier and Israel’s Avraham Dayan heads-up for the tournament title. When heads-up play began Grospellier had a massive chip lead with 42 million chips to Dayan’s 25.8 million. Dayan did win the first hand after the break to move within six million chips of Grospellier but that was as close as he would get.

On the final hand of the tournament after Grospellier went all-in preflop, Dayan snap-called and showed A-10 suited clubs. Grospellier was ahead when he tabled pocket 10s. The flop showed 7h-4c-2s which provided no real help for Dayan.

The 3d on the turn opened up a straight draw for Dayan. It wasn’t to be though, as the 4s hit on the river giving Grospellier the win.

Before Grospellier scooped up the bracelet all eyes were on Shaun Deeb, who made it to the final day of the Colossus still in the running for the WSOP Player of the Year Award. Deeb ended up getting knocked out in 11th place, leaving him short in his attempt to pass points leader Daniel Negreanu.

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Negreanu finished with 4,074 points putting him just head of Robert Campbell (3,961 points) and Deeb (3,917), who failed to repeat as the Player of the Year.

For Negreanu it was his third-career Player of the Year win, but his first that came without winning a WSOP bracelet. On his way to the POTY honors Negreanu earned $2,213,605 in WSOP events, making five finals tables and posting 24 cashes.

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