Christiaan Vanzieleghem Wins Dublin Poker Tournament For $69,753

Christiaan Vanzieleghem has won the European Deepstack Poker Championship, after defeating a field of 590 players over four days to lift the trophy, and collect the €53,065 ($69,753) first place prize.
Remarkably, the Belgium player was knocked out of the €550 event on Day 1A by Frenchman Julien Duveau, but re-bought back into the competition the following day. Vanzieleghem then proceeded to rise to the top of the chip count on Day 1B, a position which he subsequently maintained through all of Day 2, eventually finishing the ultimate winner on Day 3.
In a twist of irony, by the time the final table of nine had been reduced to just two players, Christiaan Vanzieleghem found himself facing the same opponent who eliminated him on the first day of play, Julien Duveau.
This time around the two players had all the tournament chips at their disposal, with Vanzieleghem sitting on a stack a little over 16 million and Duveau with 13.16 million.
Soon after, Christiaan Vanzieleghem managed to secure a 2 to 1 chip lead against his opponent before the final hand was played. Vanzieleghem with A-7o then raised pre-flop to 400k, only to have Julien Duveau call with his A-2o. The A-9-7 flop subsequently had Vazieleghem check-call his opponent’s  600k bet, before the 8 on the turn saw Vanzieleghem move all-in, with Duveau thinking for a while before eventually making the call.
The Q on the river changed nothing, and so Julien Duveau finished the runner-up, while Christian Vanzieleghem was crowned the European Deepstack Poker Championship winner.
Here are the final table payouts, after a deal was struck by the last three players in the tournament:
1. Christian Vanzieleghem (Belgium) €53,065 ($70,992)
2. Julien Duveau (France) €40,000 ($53,080)
3. Benjamin Dadon (France) €50,000 ($66,344)
4. Youry De Winter (Belgium) €25,150 $33,371)
5. Anthony Guibert (France) €17,500 ($23,220)
6. Daniel Carter (UK) €12,200 ($16,187)
7. Junior Walden (Sweden) €8,700 ($11,543)
8. Thomas Boivin (Belgium) €6,150  ($8,159)
9. Andrew Wayman (UK) €4,350  ($5,771)

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