Guillaume Humbert Triumphs At WSOPE Event #1

Guillaume Humbert has triumphed at WSOPE Event #1: €2,500 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em, after overcoming a field of 360 players to win a gold bracelet, and collect the €215,999 ($309,854) first place prize.
Speaking later on his remarkable win, the elated 26-years-old Swiss player commented:
“I can’t believe it. It’s amazing. This is my first live tournament. I can’t believe this has happened to me…it is good to forever be the first player ever from Switzerland to win at the World Series.”
After the  event got underway at the Casino Barrière de Cannes Croisette in southern France, Guillaume Humbert was able to get off to a good start and ended Day 1 in the top third of the field. By the end of Day 2 he had become the chip leader and so started the final table as the biggest stack of the remaining six players.
Unfortunately for him, Phil Hellmuth Jr fell short of his ambition to lift a 12th WSOP bracelet and exited the competition in 7th place (€24,183) after being reduced to 2 BB before shoving his K-J into Marton Czuczor’s A-4.
With Hellmuth’s exit, the final table got underway at a table consisting of players from France, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Northern Ireland, and Switzerland.
Eventually, Guillaume Humbert and Maeda Asuza got heads-up with the Japanese player holding a 1.6 to 1 chip lead over Humbert. Soon, however, Humbert managed to pull ahead of his opponent with the final hand of the tournament coming after he was dealt 5c-8h to Asuza’s 4d-3d.
The cards then fell 9c-7d-6d with both players moving all-in on the flop and Humbert’s straight way ahead of his opponent’s flush draw. No diamonds on the turn or river sealed Maeda Asuza’s fate, who then walked away €133,471 richer for his deep-run in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Guillaume Humbert, a bar man at a Swiss Alps resort, won a coveted WSOPE bracelet and commenting on what he was going to do with the prize-money, said:
“I’m not sure. I know I have to work. We’ll see. But I really want to open up my own bar and run it myself.”

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