Event #64: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Mix
Dnevi:
123

Event Info

Nagradni sklad $1,428,300
Players 1056

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 28
Slepe stave 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000

Cheering on Choupeaux

• Nivo 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Victor Choupeaux
Victor Choupeaux

While everyone at the final table has their supporters, there can be no doubt who is being given the most vociferous support of the remaining seven players. Victor Choupeaux is being cheered to the rafters of the Rio with every pot he takes down. We sat down with Choupeaux’s friend and roommate, Romain Lewis, to talk about Choupeaux's chances of becoming the latest WSOP winner.

“Victor is a French player who was crushing online in France four or five years ago," Lewis said. "He took a life break for a couple of years, then came back. I’ve known him a year now, and we live together in Wimbledon in Southwest L. He plays a lot of pot-limit Omaha and hold’em, and a little of them together. He’s making his comeback right now. He was very well known in France five years ago.”

The short stack of the final table, any final table, always garners a little extra support from the rail, but this is ridiculous. If you thought the British rail was boisterous, it’s clear that their cross-Channel neighbors have just as much spirit. The Rio is rocking right now, and the Choupeaux rail is formidable.

“We know that it’s going to be a tough job. He had ten, then seven, and now fifteen big blinds. But we’ve got good enough people on the rail, and he knows what he has to do. We want to make positive memories. At a lot of the final tables in your life, you might not have a great memory if you don’t make the top two or three places. We want to make a great memory wherever Victor finishes.”

Choupeaux may be French, but he’s recently moved to England to live with Lewis and some other passionate poker players.

“Victor is from Saint-Brieu, which is quite a rural part of France. I know he lived in Paris for the last few years, but Victor is enjoying living in London now with me and Guillaume Diaz, who reached the final table in the $888 Crazy Eights yesterday. Guillaume finished eighth for $86,888. It had to happen!”

The collaborative spirit of the French players who are close to Victor Choupeaux has directly led to his success, at least according to Lewis.

“One of the most important things in poker is exchanging thoughts and theories with other players. It’s always better to learn from others' mistakes and successes. I definitely thought this was coming for Victor. He came back to the poker world with confidence after being such a good player before. He quickly realized that there was work to do to get back to that level. He’s given himself every chance by putting that work in. I’m not surprised he’s doing so well — I bought a percentage of all his tournaments here in Las Vegas this summer.”

Support from friends helps any poker player, but you don’t get a much higher backing than with your own money. Lewis is one of several who saw this potential in their friend and peer.

“Several friends from the poker world in France are on the rail. We haven’t won a bracelet in France since 2014. There are a lot of French people from all over Las Vegas who’ve come to this rail. It would be big if Victor can get it won. We haven’t been winning anything, a bit like England in soccer. If French players don’t have anything to do, they know the rail is going to be fun. I mean, here we all are.”

Victor Choupeaux may seal his return with a decent result but fail to make the final duel. He may fulfill a lifelong dream and bag the gold bracelet. Either way, the roof of the Rio will echo with the partisan cheers and songs that have come all the way from France.

Could the long wait for a French WSOP bracelet be over?

Oznake: 888 Crazy EightsVictor Choupeaux

Nivo:
26
Slepe stave:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
5,000

Hands #46-50: Langrock Chipping Up, Shorr and Gilani Lose Some

• Nivo 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

Hand #46: Ryan Laplante raised to 65,000 in middle position, and the remaining players folded.

Hand #47: Laplante raised to 65,000 under the gun and was called by Zahir Gilani in the small blind and Jerry Callahan in the big blind. The flop came {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{10-Spades}, and the blinds checked. Laplante bet 125,000, and both of his opponent folded.

Hand #48: Sebastian Langrock raised to 100,000 in the cutoff, and Gilani three-bet to 250,000 on the button. The blinds folded, and Langrock potted, putting Gilani to a decision for most of his chips. Gilani thought for a while and eventually let it go.

Hand #49: Gilani limped in the cutoff, Laplante completed in the small blind, and Shorr checked his option in the big blind. The three checked all the way down on a board of {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds}, and Laplante announced, "Ace-king." Shorr tabled {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for two pair, nines and twos, and that was good for the pot.

No-Limit Hold'em

Hand #50: Gilani raised to 90,000 in late position, and Laplante called on the button. The blinds folded, and they were heads-up to the {Q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop. They both checked, and the turn was the {6-Hearts}. Gilani bet 120,000, and Laplante let it go.

Ryan Laplante us 2,000,000 50,000
Shannon Shorr us 1,230,000 -195,000
Sebastian Langrock de 1,210,000 380,000
Zahir Gilani us 1,000,000 -140,000

Oznake: Jerry CallahanRyan LaplanteSebastian LangrockShannon ShorrZahir Gilani

Hands #41-45: "Nice Speech"

• Nivo 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

Hand #41: Shannon Shorr raised to 45,000 from under the gun and got no action.

Hand #42: Esther Taylor raised to 70,000 from middle position, and Zahir Gilani called from the cutoff. The flop came {9-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, Taylor bet 80,000, and Gilani folded.

Pot-Limit Omaha

Hand #43: Ryan Laplante raised to 70,000 on the button, Victor Choupeaux three-bet to 225,000, and Laplante mucked.

Hand #44: Gilani raised to 90,000 from middle position, and Taylor defended her big blind. The flop came {5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}, and Taylor check-called a bet of 90,000 from Gilani. The turn was the {8-Diamonds}, Taylor led out for 250,000, and Gilani mucked.

Hand #45: Gilani limped in from under the gun, as did Shorr from the cutoff and Taylor from the small blind. Sebastian Langrock checked his option from the big blind. The flop came {5-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Spades}, and Taylor led out for 55,000. Langrock folded, Gilani called, and Shorr folded.

"What did I get myself into?" asked a smiling Gilani.

The turn was the {6-Clubs}, and both players checked to the {7-Diamonds} on the river. Taylor bet 130,000, Gilani raised to 430,000, and Taylor mucked. "Nice speech" said Taylor.

Oznake: Esther TaylorRyan LaplanteSebastian LangrockShannon ShorrVictor ChoupeauxZahir Gilani

Hands #36-40: Gilani Doubles Through Callahan

• Nivo 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

Hand #36: Victor Choupeaux got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #37: Choupeaux completed in the small blind, and Esther Taylor checked in the big blind. The flop was {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}, and both players checked. On the {10-Spades} turn, Choupeaux checked, Taylor bet 30,000, and Choupeaux folded.

Hand #38: Jerry Callahan raised to 65,000 in middle position, Taylor called in the small blind, and Sebastian Langrock called in the big blind. On the {8-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop, Taylor checked, and Langrock bet 70,000. Callahan folded, and Taylor called. The turn was the {6-Hearts}, and both players checked. On the {A-Diamonds} river, Taylor checked, Langrock bet 140,000, and Taylor folded.

Hand #39: Choupeaux went all in for 380,000 in the cutoff, and the remaining players folded.

Hand #40: Gilani completed in the small blind, and Callahan checked his option in the big blind. The flop came {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{5-Clubs}, and Gilani checked. Callahan bet 35,000, and Gilani check-raised to 95,000. Callahan called, and the turn was the {9-Spades}. Gilani moved all in for 455,000, and Callahan called.

Gilani had {Q-Clubs}{5-Hearts} for two pair, and Callahan needed help with {K-Spades}{8-Spades}. The {2-Clubs} did not help Callahan, and Gilani doubled up.

Zahir Gilani us 1,140,000 320,000
Jerry Callahan US 540,000 -805,000

Oznake: Esther TaylorJerry CallahanSebastian LangrockVictor ChoupeauxZahir Gilani

Hands #31-35: Victor Choupeaux Doubles Through Ryan Laplante

• Nivo 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Victor Choupeaux
Victor Choupeaux

Pot-Limit Omaha

Hand #31: Jerry Callahan raised to 65,000 from middle position and got no action.

Hand #32: Ryan Laplante raised to 70,000 from middle position, and Victor Choupeaux moved all in for 170,000 from the cutoff. Laplante called. Choupeaux was at risk and ahead with {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, up against Laplante's {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}. The board ran out {k-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}, and Choupeaux doubled up.

Hand #33: Esther Taylor raised to 70,000 from the cutoff and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #34: Shannon Shorr raised to 75,000 from under the gun, and Laplante defended his big blind. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, and both players checked to the {5-Diamonds} on the turn and the {k-Diamonds} on the river. Laplante bet 80,000 on the end, and Shorr mucked.

No-Limit Hold'em

Hand #35: Laplante limped in from the small blind, and Shorr checked his option in the big blind. The flop came {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, and Laplante bet 40,000. Shorr called. The turn was the {8-Spades}, and Laplante bet 100,000 this time. Shorr tank-folded.

Ryan Laplante us 1,950,000 -170,000
Victor Choupeaux fr 395,000 110,000

Oznake: Esther TaylorJerry CallahanRyan LaplanteShannon ShorrVictor Choupeaux

Hands #27-30: Langrock Doubles Through Shorr

• Nivo 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Pot-Limit Hold'em

Hand #27: Sebastian Langrock raised to 65,000 from the cutoff, and Ryan Laplante called in the big blind. The flop came {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, and they both checked. They also checked the {3-Clubs} turn,, and the river was the {6-Diamonds}. Laplante bet 90,000, and Langrock called.

Laplante tabled {4-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for a runner-runner straight, good for the pot.

Hand #28: Langrock raised to 65,000, and Shannon Shorr called in the big blind. The flop was {Q-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, and Shorr checked. Langrock bet the pot for 145,000, and Shorr went all in. Langrock called for less, and they showed down.

Langrock: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Shorr: {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

Langrock's kings held up on the {2-Hearts} turn and the {3-Hearts} river, and he doubled up.

Hand #29: Laplante raised to 70,000 on the button, and Shorr called in the small blind. The big blind folded, and the flop came {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. They both checked there, as well as on the {Q-Spades} turn. The river was the {10-Spades}, and Shorr bet 105,000. Laplante folded, and Shorr took the pot.

Hand #30: Laplante raised to 70,000 in the cutoff, and Esther Taylor called in the big blind. On the {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop, Taylor checked, Laplante bet 80,000, and Taylor folded.

Ryan Laplante us 2,120,000 320,000
Shannon Shorr us 1,425,000 100,000
Esther Taylor us 1,410,000 -390,000
Sebastian Langrock de 830,000 300,000

Fernando Brito Eliminated in 8th Place ($26,216)

• Nivo 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Fernando Brito
Fernando Brito

No-Limit Hold'em

Hand #26: Fernando Brito moved all in for 225,000 from the cutoff, and Sebastian Langrock moved all in over top for 255,000 on the button. Jerry Callahan tanked in the big blind but folded.

Brito was at risk with {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}, flipping with Langrock's {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}.

The flop came {k-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, and Langrock took the lead with a pair of kings, prompting Brito to stand up from his seat. The turn was the {6-Clubs}, and the river was the {8-Hearts}, sending Brito to the rail in eighth place for a payout worth $26,216.

Sebastian Langrock de 530,000 80,000
Fernando Brito br Izpadel

Oznake: Fernando BritoJerry Callahan

Hands #21-25: Raise and Takes

• Nivo 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

Hand #21: Esther Taylor raised to 65,000 from under the gun and got no action.

Hand #22: Shannon Shorr raised to 65,000 on the button and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #23: Ryan Laplante raised to 60,000 from the hijack, and everyone folded.

Hand #24: Laplante raised to 60,000 from middle position, Shorr three-bet to 145,000 from the hijack, and Laplante mucked.

Hand #25: Shorr raised to 65,000 from middle position, and Zahir Gilani defended his big blind. The flop came {5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. Gilani checked, Shorr bet 80,000, and Gilani folded.

Oznake: Esther TaylorRyan LaplanteShannon ShorrZahir Gilani