USA's Matt Salsberg Wins WPT Grand Prix De ParisSeptember 16, 2012 11:31 am
US pro Matt Salsbergh has won the World Poker Tour Season XI Grand Prix de Paris, after defeating a field of 228 players over five days to lift the title, and collect the €400,000 first place prize.
As the €7,500 buy-in tournament at the Aviation Club reached its last day of play, Matt Salsberg headed the tough six-man final table (1.757m), followed by Mohsin Charania (1.435m), Timothy Adams (1.198m), Theo Jorgensen (1.169m), Philipp Gruissem (776k) and Fabian Quoss (570k).
First to leave the arena was Fabian Quoss in 6th (€75,765), after shoving his K-J preflop into the pocket queens of Philipp Gruissem, with the board then running out 3-9-J-7-2.
He was followed soon after by Mohsin, who had lost an A-Q versus 10-10 race against Jorgensen earlier before shoving his remaining short-stack holding K-Q into the Ah-Jh of Matt Salsberg. The board of 2-10-4-10-5 brought him no help and so Charania departed in 5th for €95,615.
Next, Timothy Adams (Ac-8c) made a 3-bet stand against Gruissem (A-J), but after the board rolled out 7-6-10-7-5 had to be content with a 4th place finish worth €125,775.
It would then be another three hours before the table lost its next player in the guise of Philipp Gruissem with the German dealt J-J and 3-bet shoving into the Kd-9d of Theo Jorgensen. A king on the flop all but put paid to his tournament hopes and so Philipp Gruissem departed in 3rd for €170,065.
Despite starting heads-up fairly even in chips, Theo Jorgensen managed to pull away to a 4 to 1 chip advantage before things took a turn for the worse for the Dane. First, Jorgensen lost an all-in race holding Ad-5d to his opponent’s A-4, followed by another all-in race holding A-Q to Salsberg’s A-10. The final hand then saw Jorgensen’s Q-10 up against Salsberg’s Q-Q and after the board fell 3-5-2-4-7, Theo Jorgensen walked away the runner-up for a €264,600 payday, while US pro Matt Salsberg was crowned the 2012 WPT Grand Prix De Paris champion.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1: Matt Salsberg €400,000
2: Theo Jorgensen €264,600
3: Philipp Gruissem €170,065
4: Timothy Adams €125,775
5: Mohsin Charania €95,615
6: Fabian Quoss €75,765