Remi Castaignon Wins EPT Deauville For €770k

Remi Castaignon Wins EPT Deauville For €770kFrenchman Remi Castaignon has won the 2013 European Poker Tour (EPT) Deauville Main Event, after defeating a field of 782 players on his way to taking down the title,and collecting the €770,000 first place prize.
As the €5,300 buy in tournament reached its final table of eight, Remi Castaignon was way out in front as the chip leader and five hours was all it would then take before he would see off his remaining competitors.
First to exit was Jeffrey Hakim in 8th (€60,000), whose A-K ran into the A-A of Enrico Rudelitz, while the pocket aces of Bou Habib, too, saw off Noel Gaens (10-10) in 7th for €87,800. Next up Joseph El Khoury’s A-7 foundered against  Enrico Rudelitz pocket queens, and so he left the arena in 6th for €125,000.
At this stage, eventual winner Remi Castaignon began his steamroll of the final table starting wih his A-A seeing off Franck Kalfon (K-Q) in 5th for €165,000. Castaignon then picked-up J-J to eliminate Rudelitz (A-9) in 4th (€215,000); followed by A-A with Robert Romeo (A-K) becoming his next victim in 3rd (€275,000).
As the heads-up phase of the tournament then got underway, Castaignon held a 14.765 million to 8.620 million chip lead over Lebanon’s Bou Habib. The Frenchman subsequently began to dominate his opponent who an hour into heads-up reacted by four-bet shoving his 39BB stack with K-8 only to be called by Castaignon with pocket threes. The 6-4-5-10-A board sealed Habib’s fate who had to content himself with a runner-up finish worth €475,000, while Remi Castaignon was crowned the victor.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Remi Castaignon  €770,000
2 Walid Bou Habib  €475,000
3 Robert Romeo       €275,000
4 Enrico Rudelitz  €215,000
5 Franck Kalfon       €165,000
6 Joseph El Khoury €125,000
7 Noel Gaens       €87,800
8 Jeffrey Hakim       €60,000

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